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The KUT Longhorn Radio Network Presents: Mexican American Experience Collection

Audio recordings including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns in the series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" from the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.

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Displaying 9 programs with the keyword Nahuatl

 

1.

Social Classes And Women In Aztec Society

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Iris Blanco

Broadcast date:
Jan 8, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso interviews historian Iris Blanco about the role of women in Aztec society before and after the conquest. Blanco explains that the Spaniards who conquered Tenochtitlan and subsequent historians have mystified Aztec society. The...

 

2.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alicia Gonzáles, Jerry Burnett

Broadcast date:
Oct 29, 1981

Description:


Alicia Gonzalez, professor of folklore at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the image of the Virgin de Guadalupe and her role in uniting and symbolizing the Mexican community, from her appearance in 1531 to the farm worker’s movement....

 

3.

Mariachi Music: An Ethnomusicology

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Bill Faulkner, Daniel Sheehy, Heriberto Molina, Mark Fogelquist

Broadcast date:
Oct 1, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with several ethnomusicologists as she traces the origins of Mariachi music and how it has changed over time. Fregoso explains that mariachi music mixes elements of African, Indigenous and European music and that it was...

 

4.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alicia Gonzáles, Jerry Burnett

Broadcast date:
Nov 18, 1980

Description:


Alicia Gonzalez, professor of folklore at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the image of the Virgin de Guadalupe and her role in uniting and symbolizing the Mexican community, from her appearance in 1531 to the farm worker’s movement....

 

5.

Interview With Dr. Juan Luna-Cardenas

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Juan Luna-Cardenas

Broadcast date:
Jul 25, 1980

Description:


Juan Luna Cardenas discusses Aztec history and its contributions to North American and European cultures and disputes some of the myths perpetuated by foreign scholars. Dr. Cardenas, an Aztec, has spent fifty years studying Aztec civilization....

 

6.

The Indigenous Movement In Mexico Today

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Andres Segura

Broadcast date:
Mar 21, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Andres Segura, a captain in the Confederacion de Concheros, discusses the traditions and beliefs of he ancient Chichimecas, Mexicas and Toltecas and his efforts to preserve and share Mexico’s indigenous...

 

7.

Curanderismo

Themes:
Culture, Identity, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Apr 25, 1979

Description:


Dr. Juan Chavira discusses the practice, belief and theory of curanderismo. He first explains Curanderismo as a body of knowledge, that connects to health and the maintenance of health. He claims that curanderos emerged during the last century...

 

8.

Chicano Dialects

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Language

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Carmen Tafolla

Broadcast date:
Aug 12, 1977

Description:


Carmen Tafolla, a Chicana writer and educator, discusses various Spanish dialects and perceptions of Chicano Spanish speakers. Tafoya explains that Chicano Spanish is different from dialects because of its preservation of 16th century grammer and...

 

9.

A Minority Within A Minority: Women In The Chicano Movement

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Nov 5, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the role of Chicanas in Chicano Culture and society. He begins with a brief discussion of the role of women during Pre-Colombian times, and the gender parity, which characterized Aztec society. During the conquest,...

 
 

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