Tertulia

NEPR: Sundays, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

On Tertulia a music lover will find Latin Jazz, Boleros, Salsa, Merengue, Nueva Trova, Tango and Folk music from Puerto Rico, Central America, Colombia, the Andean Region and Spain. News pieces in English and Spanish, discussion of topics of importance to the Latino community, and the weekly calendar of events are also heard on Tertulia. Find out more about Tertulia's host Raquel Obregon. Request Line: 413-735-6650.

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On demand listening is refreshed every week after the show and is available until the next show.

 

Ways to Connect

Ginetta Candelario Tertulia
Raquel Obregon / NEPR

Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College was Tertulia’s guest on November 25, 2018. She spoke about Dominican-American poet Rhina Espaillat and read some of her poems both in English and Spanish. Rhina Espaillat will be at Smith College on Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 p.m., at the Poetry Center. Nancy Kang and Silvio Torres-Saillant will speak about their book, The Once and Future Muse: The Poetry and Poetics of Rhina P. Espaillat, based on Espaillat’s works at Dewey Common Center, 7:30 p.m., Smith College.

Magdalena Gómez
Raquel Obregon / NEPR

Magdalena Gómez, playwright, poet, author, social activist and performer, stopped by the NEPR studios to chat on Tertulia. We spoke about the play “Dancing In My Cockroach Killers” inspired by Gomez’s poetry and monologues. The play was recently performed at Palante Theater Pop Up! in Holyoke by Pregones. In November, the show returns to New York City after traveling to Los Angeles and Washington, DC.

THE WALL ILAN STAVANS
University of Pittsburgh Press

Ilan Stavans, Lewis Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College was the guest on Tertulia, April 8, 2018. He spoke about his new book of poetry, The Wall, based on his experiences traveling the border between México and the United States from one end to the other. The poems are written part in English, Spanish and Spanglish. Stavans also hosts In Contrast, a podcast at NEPR.

Dr. Martín Valdivieso
Raquel Obregon / NEPR

Dr. Martín Valdiviezo, Profesor of Philosophy and Education at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú joined Raquel Obregon on Tertulia for a conversation about “Western and Indigenous Traditions: Are they Opposites?” -- a theme that he presented at Amherst College.

Diana Alvarez Tertulia
Raquel Obregon / NEPR

Three musicians who are performing for "Quiero Volver: a Xicanx Ritual Opera", a multimedia performance to honor women, and non-binary and genderqueer people of color joined Raquel Obergon on Tertulia. 

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