Each Friday, we put you on the map with immigration and transnational culture stories you might have missed throughout the week. This week; immigration reform in 2014, scholarship fund for DREAMers and pulque in Mexico.
Before joining La Santa Cecilia and winning a Grammy, Miguel “Oso” Ramirez lived on a ranch in Walnut, Calif. — it was just 25 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles. “We were in Atoyac, just in the United States,” Miguel remembers.
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.
Each Friday, we put you on the map with immigration and transnational culture stories you might have missed throughout the week. This week; the GOP releases immigration reform principles, a musician uses the border as an instrument and the Sochi Olympic Winter Games gets a mariachi on ice.
A part of this interview aired on KCRW’s Morning Edition on Jan. 27.
When Lizandro Mendoza was 10 years old, his parents sent him to Mexico — they didn’t want him to lose touch with his family across the border.
They immediately enrolled him in school. But it wasn’t an easy transition.
“I remember that my teach didn’t like me — she had an idea I was rich,” …
Each Friday, we put you on the map with immigration and transnational culture stories you might have missed throughout the week. This week; the push for immigration reform lessens in Washington, immigration flow slightly falls, a LA artist paints the city’s domestic workers y más.
Sonic Trace is a co-production of Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, KCRW and AIR, created as part of AIR's national Localore production, which has primary support from CPB. Additional Localore funding comes from the Wyncote Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The project was co-produced by Zeega, a non-profit inventing new forms of interactive storytelling. Learn more at localore.net.