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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 8 programs with the keyword Popular Culture

 

1.

Chicano Christmas Cultural Customs

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 19, 1981

Description:


With guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez, host Linda Fregoso explores Chicano Christmas traditions that have fused both Anglo and Mexican practices. Fregoso first explores the tamaladas, or tamale-making parties, that occur at Christmastime....

 

2.

Chicanos At Christmas Time

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 15, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso and guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez discuss several religious traditions Chicanos celebrate at Christmastime. Fregoso observes that Christmas practices depend on the values an beliefs of a culture and she explores how Chicanos...

 

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.

Leonardo Jimenez, Conjunto Musician

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Leonardo "Flaco" Jimenez

Broadcast date:
Jul 12, 1981

Description:


Leonardo “Flaco” Jimenez discusses his career as a conjunto musician in South Texas and his efforts to reach larger audiences. Host Linda Fregoso first offers a brief history of conjunto music and its origins in the Mexican working class and...

 

5.

Profile Of Chicano Musician Esteban Jordan

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Esteban Jordan

Broadcast date:
Apr 24, 1981

Description:


Esteban Jordan discusses his career as a Chicano musician, his experiences in the recording industry and the origins of his unique sound. Jordan talks about the creative constraints he has experienced in the recording industry, where producers...

 

6.

La Camelia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Carmen Tafolla

Broadcast date:
Dec 23, 1980

Description:


Rosa-Linda Fregoso discusses the corrido, “Contrabando y Traición,” with Carmen Tafolla, an instructor at the University of Texas, and speaks with several Chicanos about its popularity. Fregoso first retells the fictional story behind the...

 

7.

Mexico, The United States And Mariachi Music: A Look At Its Past, Present And Future

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Claudia Zapata, Florencia Gutierrez, Gail San Miguel, Heriberto Molina

Broadcast date:
Nov 6, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with various people attending the International Mariachi Conference in San Antonio about the development of mariachi music in the United States and its relations with Mexican mariachi music. Fregoso first interviews Gail San...

 

8.

The Kennedy Corridos

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
Dan Dickey

Broadcast date:
Jan 3, 1980

Description:


Using information from Dan Dickey’s book, The Kennedy Corridos, host John Wheat Gibson explores the history of the corridos Mexican Americans wrote in memory of John F. Kennedy. Gibson explains that Mexican Americans were particularly affected...

 
 

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