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This edition: Neighborhood Classics, Vetusta Morla, J. Manrique

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 28, 2012.

First aired: June 28, 2012.

Iniciamos este episodio visitando dos escuelas de Manhattan y Brooklyn, donde artistas de música clásica realizan conciertos para alumnos y padres. La pianista Simone Dinnerstein nos cuenta sobre el programa "Neighborhood Classics" que busca acercar a los niños a este género musical.

A continuación, vamos al Highline Ballroom, en Chelsea, a entrevistar a la banda española Vetusta Morla. Conversamos con los compositores del grupo, quienes nos hablan del proceso de creación de sus canciones y autoedición de sus discos.

Para finalizar, Carmen Boullosa recibe en su casa de Brooklyn a Jaime Manrique. El escritor colombiano nos habla acerca del inicio de su búsqueda creativa en los Estados Unidos y cómo la temática gay hace parte de su narrativa.
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We start this episode visiting two schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn, where classical musicians perform for students and parents. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein tells us about the "Neighborhood Classics" program which aims at getting children closer to this musical genre.

Later we go to the Highland Ballroom, in Chelsea, to interview the Spanish band Vetusta Morla. We've talked to the band's composers, who've explained how the song-creation process works, as well as their albums' self-release.

And, lastly in Brooklyn, Carmen Boullosa receives Jaime Manrique in her house. The Colombian writer talks about the beginning of his creative quest in the US and how gay subject matter forms part of his narrative.

Guest List

Carmen Boullosa Distinguished Lecturer, City College/CUNY

Simone Dinnerstein Pianista

Jahaira Feliciano Profesora, PS 142

Guillermo Galván Músico, Vetusta Moria

Juan Manuel Latorre Músico, Vetusta Moria

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

Anais Lora Estudiante, PS 142

Jaime Manrique Writer

Ovidio Serrano Estudiante, PS 142