“Our Children Are Sacred,” a bilingual affirmation of love for the next generation

Diana Gameros, Liliana Herrera, and Francisco Herrera In protest of the intolerable and infuriating treatment of children separated from their families at the US/Mexico border, an all-star team of musicians and artists have come together with "Our Children Our Sacred," out now. Part sing-along and part rallying call, "Our Children Are Sacred" is a new civil rights anthem that retaliates against the horrible and inhumane with a message of hope and love. A choir of voices celebrates this joy with the words: "Our children are sacred, our children are beautiful, our children are a gift," weaving together the [...]

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Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area

This episode first ran on KQED.org. Download: Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area (Podcast #423) In venues around the Bay Area, like The Lost Church, Neck of the Woods, and the Octopus Literary Salon, Bay Area musicians are sharing new and exciting folk songs, emotive compositions full of lyrical storytelling and thoughtful instrumentation. The stories shared by local folk artists are often personal, like Diana Gameros' new album interpreting Mexican songs from her youth, or Joseph Childress's LP drawing from his travels around the western United States. Marissa Kay was inspired to write the first song and title [...]

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