This week, we will be launching Sonic Trace’s interactive story-telling map on sonictrace.org! Stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter and our blog to explore the stories of Los Angeles that we’ve gathered this past year.
For the past year, the Sonic Trace team has been hard at work documenting pockets of LA that become gateways into villages and towns across Mexico and Central America. You might have heard our radio stories about the indigenous Zapotec villagers of Santa María Tavehua, Oaxaca in the heart of L.A.’s Koreatown. Just in case you didn’t tune in, we’ve embedded our five-part radio series below.
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.
A short-film by Carmen Vidal produced for KCRW’s Sonic Trace with help from Anayansi Diaz-Cortes & Eric Pearse Chavez. A special thanks to Julieta Mendez.
The Five-Part Radio Series:
1. Julieta: LA Born Zapoteca
2. Jocelynda: Going to College
3. Elsa: Oaxacan Artesan
4. Nico: Zapoteco raised in 1990′s LA
5. Julian: Tavehua, Oaxaca & Tavehua, LA