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La Plaza; Danilo Pérez and Giovanni Hidalgo in Concert


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La Plaza
Danilo Pérez and Giovanni Hidalgo in Concert
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Premiered January 10, 1979- Officially La Plaza as a separate series title ended after season 28 (2006). It was replaced by the interview series: Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One which premiered in 2007.

Producer Raquel Ortiz anticipates that the bilingual series will serve as a plaza for the entire local Latino community. Ortiz also served as the host during the first season along with guest hosts. The program format varied from week to week, between musical specials, documentaries, in-studio debates, both locally produced and acquired. Spanish language programs were subtitled in English and English language programs were captioned in Spanish.

See January 1979 Prime Time Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 1/10/1979

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The Boston-based Panamanian pianist performs his distinctive blend of jazz and Afro-Latin sounds along with percussionist Hidalgo.

One of the most promising young pianists in jazz today, Danile perez came to the attention of jazz audiences through his works with jazz greats such as the late Dizzy Gillespie and his United Nation Orchestra. He has developed one of the freshest and most distinctive blends of the jazz and Afro-Latin idioms. In this music special, reknown percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo joins Danilo as his special guest to create a powerful and passionate sound.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Danilo Pérez and Giovanni Hidalgo in Concert,” 09/17/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B2B8A8604C841F39004AD1541FFE701.
MLA: “La Plaza; Danilo Pérez and Giovanni Hidalgo in Concert.” 09/17/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B2B8A8604C841F39004AD1541FFE701>.
APA: La Plaza; Danilo Pérez and Giovanni Hidalgo in Concert. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B2B8A8604C841F39004AD1541FFE701
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