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:


And they talked about The Little Deer.

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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About the Author

Katie Stone

Katie Stone is the executive director and producer of The Children's Hour radio show and podcast. She started in radio when she was 15 years years old and believes that kids need to have a voice in broadcast media. Katie lives on a small solar powered farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico raising animals, food and kids with her husband.