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Santa María Tavehua, L.A.: Radio and Video Portraits

Posted January 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Alongside our radio documentaries, we’ve been working with Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Carmen Vidal to give these stories life on film and video. Meet Rufina & Ricardo, Dominga & Panchito. Get a glimpse into their stories of departure, arrival and going back.

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Chef Aquiles Chávez: The Mex-Basics

Posted January 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
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The somber cafeteria at White Memorial Hospital in Boyle Heights is perhaps the last place in Los Angeles you would expect to find Aquiles Chavez, the high profile, Mexican celebrity chef that has his own show on the Utilisima network (Mexico’s equivalent to the Food Network). But the Mexico City-born chef that sports dreadlocks and a handlebar mustache was called to duty in the battle against obesity and diabetes awareness in East Los Angeles.

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Meet the Team

Posted January 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Do you know who works on Sonic Trace? Check out who we are and what we’ve done.

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Share Your Story inside La Burbuja

Posted January 18, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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We want to know what it it feels like to turn a corner on Pico Union and find yourself in Tegulcigalpa — the sounds, the faces, the tastes of home. Or, how Los Angeles has changed daily life in cities like San Salvador or Santa Maria de Tavhua, Mexico – places where entire communities have been transformed by “el otro lado” (the other side).

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January 15 & El Cristo Mojado

Posted January 15, 2013 by | 4 Comments | ]
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January 15 is a huge day for the city of Esquipulas, Guatemala (222km from Guatemala City). It is the day of the Feast of the Black Christ or Cristo Negro. Esquipulas is a city on the border between Honduras and El Salvador, and receives one million pilgrims from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico every year. It turns out that there are thousands of Black Christ devotees from Guatemala in the heart of Los Angeles, and their abode of worship is Santa Cecilia Church.

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Black Gold Boom & Rough Ride

Posted January 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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KCRW’s Sonic Trace is part of Localore – an initiative produced by the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). You may have heard a version of that line in all our crediting. So, what does it mean?

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¡Feliz Día de Los Reyes Magos!

Posted January 6, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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If you grew up Latin American (or Spaniard) and Catholic, the Chrismas season isn’t over yet. This morning probably finds you celebrating with goodies left by the Reyes Magos, and having a wonderful sweet bread called Rosca de Reyes for breakfast with a huge cup of hot chocolate, atole or champurrado to wash it down. Jan. 6 is El Día de Los Reyes Magos or …

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From La Burbuja: Raul Campos

Posted January 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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KCRW DJ Raul Campos talks about his parents’ home in the Maravilla projects in East LA, and how many of his high school peers were phonetically challenged when it came to pronouncing his name.

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Our sonic profile series was recorded inside La Burbuja – Sonic Trace’s mobile recording booth. They aired everyday on KCRW’s Morning thru the holiday season. KCRW’s Sonic Trace …

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From La Burbuja: Teresa de Jesus Rivera

Posted January 3, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Teresa de Jesus Rivera was born in the small town of Delano in California. Her parents came to the U.S. from Sinaloa, Mexico in the 1950′s. Their job? Picking produce in the fields of Delano. Her family went on to make history in the early days of the United Farm Workers movement of the 1960′s.

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Tomorrow, our final interview profiles KCRW’s Raul Campos …

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We ended 2012, Angeleno-Style

Posted January 2, 2013 by | 3 Comments | ]

¡Feliz 2013! The beginning of a new year has arrived, but for the past three weeks millions of Angelenos have been taking part in holiday rituals and traditions imported from towns, cities and villages in Mexico. From posadas to processions, radish exhibits to pre-hispanic dance, Sonic Trace has been busy documenting moments of reverence, nostalgia and joy with Angelenos that share a deep bond with …

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