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Folklife Festival Narrative Session: Radio Bilingue Linea Abierta (Salar Nader and Homayoun Sakhi)

Hosted by Chelis Lopez and Samuel Orozco, Línea Abierta from California's Radio Bilingue is the first and only national live talk and call-in program in public broadcasting interconnecting Spanish-speaking audiences and newsmakers throughout the United States and Mexico. During the Festival, the hosts recorded live interviews from "The Studio" stage with Folklife Festival participants, providing visitors with a glimpse into the radio production process. In this session, Lopez and Orozco are joined by musicians Salar Nader and Homayoun Sakhi for a discussion about Afghan musical forms and personal experiences from the Afghan exile community in the California. This narrative session was a part of the Sounds of California program at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. See the finding aid for more info on this program and participant names here

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Folklife Festival Narrative Session: Radio Bilingue Linea Abierta (with George Abe and others)

Hosted by Chelis Lopez and Samuel Orozco, Línea Abierta of California's Radio Biligue is the first and only national live talk and call-in program in public broadcasting interconnecting Spanish-speaking audiences and newsmakers throughout the United States and Mexico. During the Festival, the hosts recorded live interviews from "The Studio" stage with Folklife Festival participants, providing visitors with a glimpse into the radio production process. In this session, Lopez and Orozco are joined by presenter Ranald Woodaman and FandangObon members George Abe, Elaine Fukumoto, Nancy Sekizawa, Sean Miura, and Nobuko Miyamoto to discuss participatory music and dance traditions, with a focus on the connections between fandango son jarocho of Veracruz, Mexico, and the Japanese Buddhist ritual of obon. This narrative session was a part of the Sounds of California program at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. See the finding aid for more info on this program and participant names here

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