A Day in La Cueva with Grupo Nuu Yuku

Set beside the Sounds of California Stage & Plaza, La Cueva was a space for musicians to show their related crafts: mask making, instrument building, and whip braiding. Two 2016 Smithsonian Latino Studies Program fellows, Verónica Rivera-Negrón and Fernanda Espinosa, spent a day there with … Continue reading A Day in La Cueva with Grupo Nuu Yuku

MixteKo: A Multilingual Voice in California Rap

Raymundo Guzmán, also known as MixteKo, is an artist based in the San Joaquin Valley of California. He came to the 2016 Folklife Festival as a dancer in Grupo Nuu Yuku, performing the traditional Danza de los Diablos de San Miguel Cuevas in the Sounds of California program. … Continue reading MixteKo: A Multilingual Voice in California Rap

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