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#1411 – Live From SXSW

This week on Latino USA we are back where it all began – Austin, Texas. We bring you a show recorded live at KUT’s Studio 1A where two Tejana sisters tell one crazy true story in two languages. We find out why being Latino can actually be an asset when it comes to a career in technology. We meet a DJ whose multicultural background makes him fearless about crossing genres. An old friend joins us to talk about the history of Latino USA and the role of Austin in it. And one of Austin’s most creative characters drops in to teach us about sound.

Check out some behind-the-scenes pics from our live show!

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Photos by Marlon Bishop

 

 

Photo by Flickr User Trey Ratcliff

Mincho: BBQ, Radio, and The Latino USA Story

Minco Jacob is an Austin staple. It’s probably because he makes sure to enjoy the best of Austin every day. By day, he runs the BBQ hotspot Franklin Barbecue. By night he plays with his band, Como Las Movies. But before all that, he was a producer on Latino USA – way back when it was produced out of KUT FM in Austin. He joins host Maria Hinojosa to talk about the show’s history and how it could only have been born in Austin.

GIRLS OF CONJUNTO

Meet the Garza sisters. Playing Tex-Mex Conjunto music publicly used to be the sole domain of men…till sisters Lala and Marcella took up the accordion and the drums. They’re back on the scene after many years. Delaney Hall brings us this story from Stories from Deep in the Heart.


Click here to download this week’s show. This story was reported by Arlette Flores, Jennifer Gonzalez, Roberto Hernandez, and Steven Ugalde and produced by Delaney Hall. It was originally produced for Stories from Deep in the Heart, a project of Texas Folklife

DelaneyHallDelaney Hall is a radio producer and multimedia reporter in Austin, TX. She’s the lead producer of the Austin Music Map, a community documentary project based at KUTX and produced in collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio and Zeega.

FELIZ HANUKKAH

When Austin resident Trina Hernandez found out her family had Jewish roots, it allowed her to ditch the commercial aspects of Christmas she had long disliked and connect to a tradition she found more meaningful for her and her son.


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Trina Hernandez is a busy madre y esposa and legal assistant by day and a blogger, contributor for Latinometro, and co-director for Austin’s LATISM chapter by night. She is also a proud resident of Austin, TX, sharing everything she experiences within the city. You can always find her on twitter (@atxtrina) or on her couch watching too much TV. And you can definitely always find her at home on Sabbath.

An Alt.Latino Cinco

We look beyond Cinco De Drinko with Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, hosts of NPR’s Alt.Latino podcast, and chat about some of their favorite new tunes by Mexican American artists.

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Photo courtesy of http://www.lacountyarts.org/pubfiles/HC2011_Cal%20Listing_DetailedFinal7.pdf

 

 

 

 


Felix Contreras is a reporter and producer for NPR’s Arts Desk specializing in coverage of jazz, world music, and Latino arts and culture. He is also the co-host of Alt.Latino, NPR’s new web based program about Latin Alternative music A part- time jazz musician, Contreras plays Afro Cuban percussion with various jazz and Latin bands. He is a recovering television journalist who has worked for both NBC and Univision.

Jasmine Garsd was born in Argentina and grew up with a steady diet of Argentine rock.
As a journalist she’s worked on the NPR programs Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation and Tell Me More.
She has covered a wide variety of topics including immigration issues for NPR.

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