April 13 | The Chicano Wave | Evening with WKAR

Mar 30, 2017

FREE – Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. with reception at 6:30pm | View the film and join the conversation on how music played an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights. ALL SEATS ARE FILLED

WKAR is excited to offer a screening and Q&A of The Chicano Wave, a film by WKAR Producer John J. Valadez. The film explores how Mexican Americans music played an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propelled them from the barrio to the national stage.

An Evening with WKAR featuring The Chicano Wave takes place Thursday, April 13, with a reception at 6:30pm and film screening at 7pm.

The evening begins with a reception featuring live Conjunto music with free buffet/taco bar. The screening begins at 7pm, followed by Q&A with filmmaker John J. Valadez.

Peabody Award winning filmmaker John J. Valadez has written and directed a dozen nationally broadcast documentary films for PBS and CNN over the past 18 years.  Two of his feature films for PBS Passin’ It On and The Longoria Affair – have received Emmy nominations. Valadez recently joined WKAR and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU as a media producer and professor of practice.

Free with Reservation
This event is free, but registration is required. | ALL SEATS ARE FILLED

Where: CHANGE OF LOCATION
Evening with WKAR takes place in WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts & Sciences Media Auditorium, 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University.

Parking is free after 6 p.m. in the adjacent Trowbridge Road parking ramp.

PARKING ADDRESS: 1149 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824 

More About 'The Chicano Wave"
Mexican Americans in California, Texas and throughout the Southwest created their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. The Chicano Wave further explores how their music played an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propelled them from the barrio to the national stage. The Chicano Wave is also the third hour of the primetime PBS series Latin Music USA.

On the Air
The Chicano Wave airs on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9 p.m. on WKAR and PBS.

ABOUT THE SERIES
Latin Music USA is a primetime nationally broadcast four-hour series for Public Television that explores the history, and artistry of Latino music in the United States. From the Caribbean infused rock of Carlos Santana to the rise of Celia Cruz, from Ritchie Valens and the Chicano sounds of East LA to Linda Ronstadt, the Fania All Stars, Jenifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Los Lobos, Selena Quintanilla and many others, Latin Music USA demonstrates with lush and seductive rhythms how Latino culture and identity continues to redefine what it means to be American.   Latin Music USA airs on PBS and WKAR Fridays at 9pm ET April 28 and May 5.

This event is a collaboration between WKAR Public Media, the MSU College Communication Arts & Sciences (ComArtSci), the ComArtSci Media & Information Department, the MSU College of Arts & Letters Film Studies Program, the MSU Chicano/Latino Studies Program, the MSU Julian Samora Research Institute, and the MSU College Assistance Migrant Program.