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This edition: Episodio #60: Luis Miranda, Luis Barrios, Encuentro de Músicos Colombianos

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 19, 2009.

En este episodio comenzamos nuestro recorrido en el corazón del Midtown de Manhattan, en las oficinas de Global Strategy Group, donde Patricio Lerzundi es recibido por Luis Miranda, activista político, líder comunitario y fundador del periódico bilingüe “Manhattan Times”.

A continuación vamos a John Jay College para encontrarnos con el profesor y reverendo Luis Barrios, quien nos habla de su decidido compromiso social y sus recientes enfrentamientos con la justicia norteamericana como consecuencia de su activismo político.

Y finalizamos en el Highline Ballroom en Manhattan, donde más de cien músicos colombianos se han dado cita bajo la dirección del compositor Pablo Mayor. Un encuentro que abarca desde ritmos tradicionales hasta fusiones de jazz y música electrónica.

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We begin this episode in Manhattan, at the offices of the Global Strategy Group, where Patricio Lerzundi is received by Luis Miranda, political activist, community leader and founder of the bilingual newspaper the “Manhattan Times”.

Then it's off to John Jay College to meet professor and reverend Luis Barrios, who will talk about his social commitment and his recent issues with the U.S. justice system as a result of his political activism.

And we finish at the Highland Ballroom, where over a thousand more than a hundred Colombian musicians have come together under the direction of composer Pablo Mayor, in a meeting, which covers traditional beats to fusions of jazz and electronic music.

Guest List

Rev. Luis Barrios Psicólogo y profesor de estudios puertorriqueños, J. J. College/CUNY

Carmen Boullosa Distinguished Lecturer, City College/CUNY

Prof. Patricio Lerzundi Chair of the Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department (JCT) at Lehman College

Pablo Mayor Compositor/Músico

Luis Miranda Campaign Consultant, Bronx

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