Encuentro

Every Thursday, from 8 to 10:00 in the evening, Encuentro takes you on a journey across Latin America with its folk and traditional music. Encuentro also explores, in a casual but informative setting, other language-related traditions (from literature to proverbial expressions), as well as other forms of artistic expression of the Latin American peoples.

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Cada jueves, Encuentro te trae el folklore musical latinoamericano, su prodigiosa diversidad, su extraordinaria riqueza. Escucha las voces, géneros y sonidos que expresan nuestra manera de ver, sentir, cantar y bailar la vida. Maravíllate con la portentosa creatividad, el refulgente talento, la asombrosa sensibilidad de nuestros creadores populares. Conmuévete con el acento ancestral, el profundo sentimiento, la diáfana belleza de la música tradicional de nuestra patria grande.

Además de la música, la palabra también está presente y canta en Encuentro: la última media hora de cada programa presenta poesía, cuento, novela, ensayo, crónica, refranes, etimologías. . . el universo mágico e inagotable del idioma español.

 

Host: Gilberto Vázquez Valle

 

Contact the host by email: encuentrokfai@gmail.com

 

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Recent Playlists

7/10/2014 Encuentro

This program presents a full hour of “Son cubano” with an emphasis on the prodigious “Son montuno”, Fados with Amalia Rodrigues, and a conversation about Jorge Luis Borges’ “Poema de los dones”.

7/3/2014 Encuentro

This program presents Danzones, some examples from “Maroma”, the latest recording by the Pasatono Orquesta, and a sampling of old (relative as that word may be, I do mean old) Mexican songs.

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6/26/2014 Encuentro

This program presents Uña Ramos, Ernesto Cavour and a continuation of a peace/musical offering to crows and the ceasing of early morning cawing.

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6/19/2014 Encuentro

This program is totally populated by birds: Gavilanes, gorriones, garzas, calandrias, gallos, palomos, pájaros carpinteros, horneros, cóndores, guacamayas, golondrinas, tecolotes. . . and, yes, even a few zopilotes (black vultures).

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6/12/2014 Encuentro

This program is dedicated to Brazil and its music —including, yes, a segment about “futebol”.

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6/5/2014 Encuentro

This program presents Eliades Ochoa, Mercedes Sosa, “Malambos” from Argentina, and differences and variations on a number of songs common to different types of Mexican “Sones”.

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5/29/2014 Encuentro

This “Encuentro” program was preempted because of KFAI’s special programming —“Turtle Island: Voices Rising” (A day of Indigenous programming.)

5/22/2014 Encuentro

This program presents the Latin American “Tríos” tradition; Ragason (Indian Ragas and Mexican “Son Jarocho” meet and embrace each other) and Spaniard Jotas and Coplas.

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5/15/2014 Encuentro

This program presents CubAfrica, traditional Tangos and music from northern Mexico.

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5/8/2014 Encuentro

This program presents music from the state of Michoacán, Mexico, and a (belated) Celebration of “Cinco de mayo” with historical songs from the time of the French intervention in Mexico (1862-1867). The program also presents songs about mothers and motherhood and examples from “Canción andaluza”, the posthumous recording by Paco de Lucía.

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