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Keeping Aztec Dancing Alive in Los Angeles

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When 26-year-old Devi Ramirez first got involved with Aztec dancing, it was a way to get out of the house. It ended up shaping who she was — an undocumented student living in Los Angeles.

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With their bicultural sound, La Santa Cecilia humanizes immigration

Posted February 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 859 views]
La Santa Cecilia with Sonic Trace's Brian De Los Santos.

L.A.-bred band, La Santa Cecilia, recently won a Grammy for Best Latin Alternative Album. They tell us how they got started, why they’ve raised their voice on immigration and how it feels to receive a top industry award.

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Tracing Points: 5 Stories you missed this week

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Each Friday, we put you on the map with immigration and transnational culture stories you might have missed throughout the week.

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For Chivas USA fans, no place feels like home

Posted November 7, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 772 views]
Members of the Black Army 1850, a Chivas USA supporter
group, cheer on their team in the final minute of the game. (Photo: Avishay Artsy)

The LA Galaxy is in the playoffs again and competing for its third straight title. LA’s other soccer team, Chivas USA, isn’t faring as well. But Chivas USA supporter groups, the Union Ultras and the Black Army 1850, are keeping hope alive.

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SonicTrace.org (the map) Has Landed

Posted March 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,440 views]
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The Sonic Trace map, sonictrace.org is live! Over the past year, we’ve been documenting immigrant communities across Los Angeles. We have gathered 200 stories inside La Burbuja, our portable soundbooth, produced seven documentaries and made two short films — with a third in production.

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Black Gold Boom & Rough Ride

Posted January 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,811 views]
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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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What is Sonic Trace?

Posted September 24, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 769 views]
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The official Sonic Trace KCRW blog is here!
We are excited to make this new blog the hub for sharing all things Sonic Trace. Here you can browse through our broadcast features, contributed stories, web goodies, photo slideshows, and all the stores we’ll be gathering around town in La Burbuja – our portable sound booth.
Sonic Trace asks L.A. residents:
¿Por qué te vas? Why do you go?
¿Por …

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Sonic Trace Launch Party at Guelaguetza!

Posted September 24, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 1,153 views]
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La Burbuja made its showcase at Guelaguetza in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 9th. Though it was not completely finished, lacking its metallic silver coat, it was received with much praise, attracting both whole first-wave Oaxacan immigrant families and young KCRW hipsters alike.

Everybody was eager to step inside to take photos and converse personally among themselves. A raffle was held to raise …

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Building La Burbuja

Posted September 23, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 1,851 views]
The lightweight frame was held together by a series of clamps.

Sonic Trace will acquire its stories through La Burbuja, a portable sound booth submitted and built by Hugo Martinez and Christin To of Mat-ter Design.
Sonic Trace recorded the progress of La Burbuja throughout its completion. The budget for its completion was $5,000 and it had to be built in two months. Martinez, To and their loyal team worked twenty hours a day to make the booth …

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