A BBC Radio documentary on Mariachi Plaza will be broadcast on
BBC Radio 4, Thursday 19th May @ 11.30am (British Summer Time*)
Although this broadcast will probably not be available in the United States, the program should be freely available online from Wednesday 25th May:
It’s being broadcast to a World Service audience of fifty million people around the world on shortwave: www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/schedules/frequencies/ from 25th May.
*5 hours ahead of New York.
Inspired by the book Hotel Mariachi, radio producer Tamsin Hughes visited Mariachi Plaza in November 2015, where she lived for more than a week talking with mariachi musicians and others in this historic corner of Boyle Heights. Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, who was born just blocks from Mariachi Plaza and who wrote the Introduction to Hotel Mariachi, narrates this documentary, which will be broadcast to over fifty million listeners worldwide.