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Unlocking Family History & Frida Kahlo

How can we unlock family stories through songs? Musician and educator Michael Napolitano from Michael and the Rockness Monsters gives us tips on how to learn your family history through music at your holiday tables.  Then, second graders in Ms. Antillon’s classroom in downtown Albuquerque’s Coronado Elementary School teach us about the legendary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. 

The kids talked about these paintings, The Frame:

The Frame by Frida Kahlo

And they talked about The Little Deer.

The Little Deer by Frida Kahlo

 

Music on today’s show came from: Aaron Nigel Smith, Michael and the Rockness Monsters, The Beau Hunks Saxophone Soctette, Joe West, Susie Tallman, Chavela Vargas, Mirana Iranzi, HARV, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, David Yazbek, Marsha and the Positrons, and Albuquerque’s own Wagogo.

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