On a special music episode of the LMC, host Oscar Fernandez spends the hour with freelance writer and ethnomusicologist Felipe Maia to pay homage to Afro-Brazilian samba legend Elza Soares and how she overcame poverty, domestic abuse, sexism, and institutional racism in Brazil’s music industry.
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October 29th, 2021: Ali Primera & Los Guaraguao
Legends in Venezuela. Comrades of El Salvador. Giants in La Nueva Cancion Movement. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Carlos Ron about the musical legacy of Venezuela’s Ali Primera and Los Guaraguao, their unique connection to El Salvador, and the revolutionary music that became the soundtrack to Central American resistance in the 80’s. Carlos Ron is the Venezuelan Vice Minister for North America and the President of the Simon Bolivar Institute para la Paz y la Solidaridad entre los Pueblos.
July 26th, 2019: The Zoot Suit Riots
What can the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 teach us about anti-immigrant, anti-Latino sentiment in the US today? Before today’s concept of “fake news”, how racist and inflammatory was yellow journalism during this dark period in California history? The LMC finds out on this episode when we speak with Gerardo Licon on what the riots can teach us about today. Gerardo Licon is an assistant professor in the Program of Latin American Studies @ the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.