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Latin Roots: Chicano Activism

Las Cafeteras' "La Bamba Rebelde" is featured in this<em> Latin Roots</em> segment.
Las Cafeteras' "La Bamba Rebelde" is featured in this<em> Latin Roots</em> segment.

Catalina Maria Johnson, the host and producer of Beat Latino, visits World Cafe to discuss the music associated with the Chicano Power movement of the 1960s, including songs by activist and folk singer Agustín Lira. In some ways, she says, this music has become the oral history of the time.

Hear a song by Lira, plus examples of present day Chicano protest music, in Johnson's Spotify playlist.

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