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53:12 minutes (48.72 MB)
LA HORA MIXTECA: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. As part of Radio Bilingüe’s special coverage of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Filemón López, host of La Hora Mixteca, broadcasts live from the nation’s capital. This program, in Mixtec and Spanish, reaches audiences across the border in simulcast with XETLA: “ La Voz de la Mixteca” in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, and other bilingual stations. In this hour, López interviews a dancer and musician from the Chinelos, carnivalesque dance troupes that mock the Spanish colonizers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a traditional candy-maker and a farmer from Xochimilco, where the ancient tradition of raised fields, or chinampas, separated by canals, is still alive, and a maker of mezcal, the traditional agave drink from Oaxaca.
59:05 minutes (54.1 MB)
LA HORA MIXTECA: LIVE FROM THE CAPITAL. Filemón López, host of La Hora Mixteca, continues to broadcast live from the nation’s capital as part of Radio Bilingüe’s special coverage of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. López explores arts and music from diverse indigenous communities of Oaxaca and other parts of Mexico, interviewing a musician from the southern coastal region of Oaxaca, who combines indigenous, African, and Spanish elements in his sones and chilenas, a wool weaver who continues a centuries-old family tradition of designing and weaving rugs with traditional Zapotec patterns, and an artisan who makes dolls out of corn-husks. This special edition of La Hora Mixteca also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Radio Bilingüe’s public broadcast service.