KLRU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a range of special programs and events that celebrate the Hispanic experience. Year round, KLRU provides content and events that give a diverse perspective on our community. You can watch our award-winning Austin Revealed El Despertar program on the Austin Chicano Civil Rights movement online now
Friday, September 15 at 8:00 pm
Enjoy two iconic works from the country’s premier Latino dance company: CARMEN.maquia, a modern take on Bizet’s passionate opera, and Club Havana, a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz.
Overheard with Evan Smith “Diane Guerrero, Actor”
Sunday, September 24 at 12:30 pm.
Diane Guerrero is an actress on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She has been named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House. Her first In the Country We Love recently hit the shelves.
Beyond La Bamba
Monday, September 25 at 9:30 pm
Through the compelling story of a young musician who leaves home to follow his dreams, Mexico’s 300-year-old son jarocho tradition comes vividly to life in Beyond La Bamba. From the rural roots of Veracruz to the urban rhythms of the Midwest, a family of iconic musicians forges a new life but remains true to their music.
Craft in America “Borders”
Friday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 pm
Craft in America returns this September with two stellar episodes that reach across our southern border into Mexico to focus on shared histories, explore the synergy between our cultural identities, and look at how objects carry heritage, memories, and sacred meanings. Craft in America # 901 “Borders” takes us back and forth across the border to visit iconic artists in both Mexico and the United States and explores the relationships and influences that Mexican and American craft artists have on each other.
Craft in America “Neighbors”
Friday, September 29 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 pm
“Neighbors” explores the people, history, traditions and crafts in both countries, noting how aesthetics cross over and back again in a living and on-going cultural exchange.
Annual Imagen Awards 2017
Sunday, October 1 at 3:00 pm
The 32nd Annual Imagen Awards recognizes and rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as encourages and recognizes the achievements of Latino celebrities and Latino-focused projects, including programs that have aired on PBS. Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Family receive the President’s Award for their contributions to the Latino community and the arts.
Great Performances “Havana Time Machine”
Friday, October 6 at 8:00 pm
Nowhere else on the planet does the past inform the present and the future embrace the past with the energy and emotional power of today’s Cuba. This program takes viewers on a musical journey where past, present and future collide in a joyful celebration.
Hispanic Heritage Awards
Friday, October 6 at 9:00 pm
This program honors recipients of the 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, the country’s highest award paying tribute to Latinos by Latinos.
Arts In Context Shorts Barrio Writers
By empowering teens through creative writing, higher education and creative arts, the Barrio Writers are reinstating the term “Barrio” to its original meaning – community, and embracing it. This writing community began with small workshops atEl Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana, California and have now evolved into week long, intensive programs on university campuses. At the end of the week, the Barrio Writers transform their stereotypes into a place of positivity and become empowered in their own words. Watch now