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Students at Eliodoro Vallecillo's class. Ignacio Trujillo (in black hoodie) sits at back

In Salinas, California, a budding classical music star comes home to teach local kids how to play something quite different…Tex-Mex norteno music…for free. Radio Bilingue’s Farida Jhabvala Romero reports.


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Farida Jhabvala Romero reporting in Mendota, CA broccoli field Farida is a reporter for Radio Bilingüe, the National Latino Public Radio Network. She regularly covers health and the environment. She also contributes stories on California traditional artists for Radio Bilingüe’s series Raíces: Reportajes sobre Artistas del Pueblo. Prior to joining Radio Bilingüe, Farida worked as a reporter for El Mensajero, a San Francisco weekly, and other publications. She has a bachelor’s degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and currently lives in Alameda, California, with her husband Eric and 2-year old daughter Devika. She can be reached at farida@radiobilingue.org.

Lolo- This is wonderful! I’m so happy for you. My life this year has been particularly hectic, but when it calms down, I’d love to visit with you and your beautiful wife. I’ll let you know about this year’s CY concert in case you want to visit us for “old times’ sake.” With a hug, Ivan