May 2011 Encuentro Archives

This program celebrates Cinco de Mayo. It includes some music from the period (around 1862) and a celebration of the Texan connection to the event that marked the date. There is also a section dedicated to mothers and motherhood. The literature segment includes a segment of “Soldados de Salamina” read by the author, Javier Cercas.

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This program presents some examples from the Mexican brass band tradition, music from Portugal and music from the Andes. The literature segment presents “El jardín de voces”, a text by the Mexican writer Alberto Ruy Sánchez read by the author himself.

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This program presents music from Cuba, old Mexican music (early 20th Century) and music from Argentina. The literature segment presents two texts by the Spaniard Manuel Rivas, read by the author himself.

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This program presents music by Luiz Gonzaga from Brazil, “Música de serenata”, some examples from The Dominican Republic and a few songs by Silvio Rodriguez, from Cuba. The Literature segment presents poetry by Margarito Ledesma (Humorista involuntario), from Mexico. This program also includes a musical shout-out to the cleaning workers at Cub Foods that are on a hunger strike at 26th Avenue South (near Lake St.), in Minneapolis.

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