This program includes Latin American songs of labor and struggle: A shout-out to the cleaning workers and allies that participated in the hunger strike at Cub Foods. The program also presents “piano à la cubana” and old, classic Mexican “Ranchera” songs. The literature segment presents a few segments from the book “Bocas del tiempo” by Eduardo Galeano, from Uruguay, read by the author himself (from the CD with the audio version of the book published by Página/12).
This program presents two Cuban classics: Ñico Saquito and Celina González. It also presents two classics of the Mexican Bolero tradition: Amparo Montes and María Luisa Landín, and music from Peru: Chabuca Granda and some examples from the Afro-Peruvian tradition. The literature segment presents a fragment from “Los relámpagos de agosto” by Jorge Ibargüengoitia, from Mexico.
This program presents some examples from Afrocubism (Cuba Mali, to be precise —and what Buena Vista Social Club was intended to be in the first place) and from CubAfrica. It also includes music from Argentina. The literature segment is dedicated to Jorge Luis Borges on the 25th anniversary of his death.
This program includes Virginia Rodrigues and Mônica Salmaso, from Brazil, as well as Astor Piazzolla with a Brazilian touch; music from Paraguay and Mexico and examples from “Continuación”, the latest CD by Isabel Parra. The literature segment presents the initial pages of “Los detectives salvajes” by the Chilean Roberto Bolaño.
This program includes songs on and about serpents (inspired by the Cuban Benny Moré’s version of “La culebra”), “Joropo” music, from the Colombia-Venezuela Plains and songs by the Mexican composer José Alfredo Jiménez. The literature segment presents the first part of “Lección de cocina” by Rosario Castellanos, from México.
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