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This edition: Episodio #65: Mariachi Real de México, Natalia Almada, Mario Tapia

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 18, 2010.

(In Spanish with English subtitles)
Hoy comenzamos nuestro episodio a ritmo de ranchera, de la mano de la agrupación “Mariachi Real de México”. Con ellos y su “Mariachi móvil”, recorremos la ciudad desde Queens hasta la catedral de San Patricio en el centro de Manhattan y conocemos su trabajo en la Academia Mariachi de Nueva York.

A continuación, en el Lincoln Center, conversamos con la directora mexicano-americana Natalia Almada sobre su documental “El General”, película en la que explora la relación entre la memoria personal y colectiva de México a través de las grabaciones realizadas por su abuela, hija del controvertido general Plutarco Elías Calles. Este documental recibió el premio a Mejor Dirección en el Festival de Cine de Sundace.

Y finalizamos en el Centro Latino de Adultos Mayores, en el bajo Manhattan, donde Patricio Lerzundi se encuentra con el chileno Mario Tapia, su fundador y presidente, quien nos habla de su trabajo de más de diez años en esta institución, apoyando a los Latinos de la tercera edad tanto en los Estados Unidos y como a nivel internacional.

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Today, we begin our journey to the rhythm of “Ranchera” with the group Mariachi Real de México and their "Mariachi Mobile." With them, we will visit the city from Queens to Saint Patrick's Cathedral in the heart of Manhattan. This will give us a deeper insight into the work they do at their music school, the Mariachi Academy of New York

Next, we will talk at Lincoln Center with Mexican director Natalia Almada about her documentary The General, a film in which Natalia explores the connection between the personal and collective memories of Mexico through the recordings made by her grandmother, the daughter of controversial General Plutarco Elías Calles. This documentary received the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Finally, we visit the Latino Center on Aging in Lower Manhattan, where Patricio Lerzundi meets its President and founder, Chilean Mario Tapia, who will tell us about the work this institution has been doing for over a decade, supporting Latin senior citizens both in the United States and internationally.

Guest List

Natalia Almada Filmmaker

Carmen Boullosa Distinguished Lecturer, City College/CUNY

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

Rafael Palomar Mariachi visitante

Ramón Ponce Jr. Director, Mariachi Real de México

Mario Tapia Fundador y Director, Centro Latino de Adultos Mayores

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