A BBC Radio documentary on Mariachi Plaza will be broadcast on
BBC Radio 4, Thursday 19th May @ 11.30am (British Summer Time*)
Although this broadcast will probably not be available in the United States, the program should be freely available online from Wednesday 25th May:
It’s being broadcast to a World Service audience of fifty million people around the world on shortwave: www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/schedules/frequencies/ from 25th May.
*5 hours ahead of New York.
Inspired by the book Hotel Mariachi, radio producer Tamsin Hughes visited Mariachi Plaza in November 2015, where she lived for more than a week talking with mariachi musicians and others in this historic corner of Boyle Heights. Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, who was born just blocks from Mariachi Plaza and who wrote the Introduction to Hotel Mariachi, narrates this documentary, which will be broadcast to over fifty million listeners worldwide.
There will be a presentation and book signing at 516 Arts, 516 Central Ave. SW., Albuquerque, on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6pm, for the exhibition “At Home in the World.”
The mariachis of Boyle Heights present their Santa Cecilia Fiesta on Tuesday, November 24. A neighborhood procession starts at 10 a.m., followed by a day-long celebration on Mariachi Plaza from 12 to 8 p.m. This is the local mariachis’ own day to honor the patron saint of music, Santa Cecilia. You are welcome to join them.
Hotel Mariachi: Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles won First Place at the 2015 International Latino Book Awards on June 27 in San Francisco. Co-authors Catherine L. Kurland and Enrique Lamadrid accepted the award from Latino Literacy Now at the awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the American Library Association Annual Meeting.
Here’s the link to the September 12, 2014, interview with Catherine Kurland and Anne Petersen from Elizabeth Stewart’s Arts and Antiques radio show on the Santa Barbara radio station KZSB. Thanks to the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation for making this recording available.
We are grateful for this nice review in the photomagazine, Shutterbug.