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Podcast: For Mexican Immigrant Children in NY, Mariachi Music Helps to Maintain Cultural Ties

The Mariachi Academy of New York teaches kids how to play the famous style of Mexican folk music. It’s also a cultural bridge for the children of immigrants who want to remain connected to their parent’s homeland.

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Podcast: The L.A. Philharmonic’s Charismatic Conductor Gustavo Dudamel

Young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel is inspiring young musicians in Los Angeles. Reporter Pilar Marrero produced a story about him for our radio partner Studio 360.

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One Composer, Many Emotions Among Polish Immigrants

2010 marks the 200th birthday of the composer Frederic Chopin. For Polish immigrants his music has special meaning. FI2W’s Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story for WNYC on the community’s response to the great composer.

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Festival Highlights Asian Culture & Immigrant Advocacy in NY: An Audio Slideshow

The sights and sounds of the 31st annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival in New York City.

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DJ Wanako: Reaching Hispanic Immigrants and Building Community Through Radio

Watch a video about a Salvadoran DJ in Washington, DC who brought the community together though music, and became an accidental activist for immigrant rights.