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Fi2W on the Radio: Having an Accent – Burden or Opportunity for Hispanic Actresses?

Fi2W’s Sara Loscos reports on PRI’s The World.

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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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Belly Dancers in Detroit: Fi2W’s Martina Guzmán on WDET’s The Craig Fahle Show

If you want to make a living as a belly dancer, Detroit is the place to be, according to the latest radio piece by Fi2W and WDET reporter Martina Guzman.

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The Warsaw Village Band Inspires Fans, But Some Polish Immigrants Turn a Deaf Ear

Can traditional Polish music sound funky? Or Asian? Or bluesy? The members of the Warsaw Village Band think it can, but some Polish immigrants in New York beg to disagree.

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New Museum Aims at Reconciliation Between Poles and Jews: FI2W’s Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on PRI’s The World

“While there are anti-Semites in this country, there is even a larger number –and that group is growing faster– of people opposing anti-Semites, the anti-anti-Semites.”

[ Rabbi Michael Schudrich ]

Zygmunt Rolat at the ceremony to launch construction of the museum. Rabbi Schudrich is on the right. (Photo: Krzysztof Slomka)

Zygmunt Rolat at the ceremony to launch construction of the museum. Rabbi Schudrich is on the right. (Photo: Krzysztof Slomka)

The history of Jews in Poland is long and not without controversy, especially due to their persecution during World War II. The fact is, until that war started Warsaw was a center of Europe’s Jewish community.

Now, construction has started there on the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

An artists rendering of the museum. (Image: Museum of the History of Polish Jews)

An artist's rendering of the museum. (Image: Museum of the History of Polish Jews)

It will not simply be a museum about the Holocaust. The museum team wants to focus more broadly on centuries of Jewish life and achievements in Poland.

Feet in 2 Worlds reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio piece about the museum from Warsaw that aired Tuesday on PRI’s The World.

You can listen to the story here or you can visit The World‘s page.

[audio:http://64.71.145.108/audio/0825095.mp3]

A cantor at the ceremony. (Photo: Krzysztof Slomka)

A cantor at the ceremony. (Photo: Krzysztof Slomka)

You can see more pictures at the Feet in 2 Worlds Flickr page.

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Artists Mix Spanish Accent with Industrial Legacy: FI2W’s Martina Guzmán on WDET’s Detroit Today

(Photo: Thomªs/Flickr - Click to visit photo page)

(Photo: Thomªs/Flickr - Click to visit photo page)

Feet in 2 Worlds reporter Martina Guzmán reported Thursday on WDET’s Detroit Today on, “techno artists who once spun records in Detroit basements, abandoned warehouses and after-hours clubs and are now considered royalty on the electronic dance club circuit in Japan and Europe.”

In her report, Martina narrates how the artists’ sound was, “influenced by automobile assembly lines and the city that now has a Spanish accent,” according to Detroit Today‘s webpage

You can listen to the piece here or visit WDET’s site for the whole show.

[audio:http://www.jocelyngonzales.net/FI2W/wdet_martina_latintechno.mp3]
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A Venezuelan Shakes Up The L.A. Arts Scene: Pilar Marrero on Public Radio’s Studio 360

This weekend, Kurt Andersen’s nationally-syndicated public radio show Studio 360 featured a piece by La Opinión and Feet In 2 Worlds reporter Pilar Marrero on Gustavo Dudamel, the 28-year-old Venezuelan conductor who will take over the Los Angeles Philharmonic this fall.

Marrero, who is also from Venezuela, went to see “the Dude” in action with some L.A. youngsters.

You can see more at Studio 360‘s website or you can listen to the piece here.

[audio:http://audio.wnyc.org/studio/studio022009d.mp3]
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Immigrant Family Keeps The Art of Rug Weaving Alive in Detroit: Martina Guzmán on WDET

Handmade rugs from around the world have made their way into the homes of metro Detroiters, collectors and art aficionados across the United States thanks to the Hagopians, an Armenian family from Detroit.

Feet In 2 Worlds reporter Martina Guzmán aired a report last week on WDET, Detroit Public Radio, about the Hagopian family’s commitment to keeping the art of rug weaving alive and the annual rug design competition at the College for Creative Studies that has influenced hundreds of young artists.

In her piece for the Detroit Today show, Martina reports,

The Hagopian store in Birmingham is alive with color. Persian, Turkish and Armenian rugs in ornate, geometric and floral patterns hang like paintings in the main floor of the show room. The colors include vibrant blues, reds, sage, and clay tones.

The store looks more like a museum gallery than a show room. And that’s the idea. The Hagopian family wants people who visit its store to understand that the rugs are arduous, time consuming pieces of art steeped in culture and tradition.

To listen to the report, click play below. You can also visit the Detroit Today website here.

[audio:http://www.jocelyngonzales.net/FI2W/Hagopian.mp3]

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Some Sleep, Others Tango: FI2W’s Diego Graglia on WNYC, New York Public Radio

While most of the city sleeps, a growing number of New Yorkers get together late at night to dance tango.

The tango parties are known as milongas, the Argentinean slang name for social tango dances born in Buenos Aires in the late 1800s. Two decades ago, only a couple of milongas existed in Queens. But today New York hosts up to five milongas any night of the week.

Feet in Two Worlds reporter Diego Graglia’s story on the city’s growing tango scene aired on WNYC, New York Public Radio on May 04, 2007. Click here or press play below to listen.

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