Alcal Latin Radio, with its unique program of Spanish- and indigenous-language programming, broadcasted live online for many years from ELA’s recording studio in New York City. Featuring music, commentary, and interviews with indigenous activists, artists, and community members in the New York area. Listen below for samples:
Zenaida Cantú on Tlapanec
Aracelis Salazar on Nahuatl
Maximiliano Bazan on Mixtec
Radio Alcal ran three shows every other week, including Talakgastakgni (The Awakening), hosted by José Juarez in Totonac and Spanish, a cultural program covering news from across Latin America; Voces Sin Fronteras (Voices Without Frontiers), hosted by Leobardo Ajtzalam in K’iche’ and Spanish, on human rights in New York and Latin America, as well as the cultures and languages of Meso-America; Umalali Garifuna (The Voice of the Garifuna), hosted by Luis Baltazar, Julio Arzu, and Carlos Gotay in Garifuna and Spanish), covering all things Garifuna around the world, including language and culture, human rights and community events. This was a reincarnation of the original show started in 1991 by Felix Miranda, broadcast from Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn on WLIB.