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Latest edition: Dilia, Yoani Sánchez, Tz'utu Kan (Balam Ajpu), NYPL Spanish programs

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 9, 2016.

First aired: May 12, 2016.

We kick things off in Queens with singer and activist Dilia. She talks to us about her new album, Love Soldier, and discusses her work as part of the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children in over 20 countries.

Then, we head over to the Cervantes Institute in Midtown Manhattan, where Carmen Boullosa interviews Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez. In writing her blog, Generation Y, she's become a symbol for Castro-government opposition groups.

Later, we'll talk to Tz'utu Kan, a member of a hip-hop Mayan group by the name of Balam Ajpu.
The band is on tour promoting their first album, Tribute to the 20 Nawuales. The album is designed to use music as a means to teach people about the Mayan calendar.

We'll wrap things up in Manhattan at the New York Public Library main branch. We'll sit down with two library representatives to understand how this iconic institution has served New Yorkers for over 100 years and to learn how immigrants have shaped library services. Today, Spanish programs are offered in over 88 locations.
 
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Iniciamos en Queens, con la cantante y activista DILIA, quien nos habla de su disco "Love Soldier" y de su trabajo en la fundación para huérfanos Orphaned Starfish Foundation, la cual ayuda a la niñez desfavorecida en más de 20 países.

Luego vamos al Instituto Cervantes en Midtown Manhattan,  en donde Carmen Boullosa entrevista a la bloguera cubana Yoani Sánchez, quien a través de su blog Generación Y se ha convertido en el símbolo de la oposición al actual gobierno cubano.

Mas adelante, entrevistamos a Tzutu Kan, miembro de la agrupación hip-hop de origen Maya, Balam AJpu que se encuentra en gira promocional de su primer album "Tributo a los 20 nahuales", con el que buscan transmitir todo el conocimiento del calendario maya a través de la música.

Finalizamos en la sede principal de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York, en Manhattan, en donde dos de sus representantes nos hablan de cómo la icónica institución ha servido a los neoyorquinos por más de 100 años y la transformación que ha tenido con la llegada de los inmigrantes y los programas que ofrece en español en sus más de 88 locaciones.

Guest List

DILIA Artista y Activista.

Tz'utu Kan Hip Hop Musician

Yoani Sánchez Blogger, Generation Y

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