Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Musical Bridges Around the World

Electric cars, a sizzling international collaboration, and music that defies definition.  These are just a few of the things that you ought to consider doing this weekend. Let's start with the San Antonio Electric Vehicle Club: they're hitting the road to Boerne's Patrick Heath Public Library.


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There's more going on this weekend than a football game. First off, on Saturday night, get your German on!

 

"Everyone will be dressed up in these elaborate costumes."

 

 

Ryan Lloyd's talking about Beethoven Maennerchor's Fasching celebration. Don't know what that is? He explains.

 

Texas Public Radio’s Jack Morgan explores a beautiful story, of family, folklore and a fascinating legacy

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center features an interesting performer this weekend. It’s Azul Barrientos. Barrientos has a haunting, evocative voice. A voice that seems steeped in culture.

Ron Wade

She may be the most famous San Antonian you’ve never heard of. She’s Rita Vidaurri, an international singing star who was raised on the West Side of San Antonio and was a huge deal south of the border back in the 40s and 50s.

"I went to Cuba, sang with Nat King Cole. From Cuba I went to Costa Rica, Panama, all over Colombia," she said.

Vidaurri also sang on Mexico City’s radio XEW, and in nightclubs all over the country, with essentially all of the big names of the era.

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

A new exhibit opens Friday combining art and fossil fuel extraction called Frackaso. The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s Marisol Cortez explained how it was named.

“In English it’s a play on fracas: a mess, a fracas. And in Spanish fracaso means an utter and abject failure,” Cortez said.

And then there’s fracking, which is the third and strongest meaning of this art show. The Esperanza sent out the word they wanted to do an exhibit with hydraulic fracturing as its muse, and people responded.   

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