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La Plaza; Aquiles Baez in Concert


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La Plaza
Aquiles Baez 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

Program Description

Aquiles Baez in Concert is a program featuring the Venezuelan guitarist and composer. Baez talks to La Plaza about the Venezuelan and Bostonian influences on his music and about blending traditional folk music with improvisational jazz. La Plaza presents a selection of original compositions and traditional tunes performed by Baez and his band- Carlos Fermin (maracas), Oscar Stagnaro (bass), and Gonzalo Grau (piano, bongos, and Venezuelan cuatro)- at the WGBH studio.

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Aquiles Baez in Concert,” 02/06/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD19090598A04D30BD3DBC1412D4A060.
MLA: “La Plaza; Aquiles Baez in Concert.” 02/06/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD19090598A04D30BD3DBC1412D4A060>.
APA: La Plaza; Aquiles Baez in Concert. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD19090598A04D30BD3DBC1412D4A060
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