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La Plaza; Inti-Illimani In Concert


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La Plaza
Inti-Illimani 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

For more than 20 years, Chilean group Inti-Illimani has been the main proponent of the New Latin American Song Movement --a blend of traditional folk music and contemporary musical idioms. In a special appearance, the group performs with more than 16 wind, string and percussion instruments. They also share their experiences of a political exile in Italy after the military coup overturned the Chilean government in 1973, and talk candidly about their recent return to Chile. Featuring; Horacio Salinas Jorge Coulon Jose Seves Marcelo Coulon Max Berru Horacio Duran Renato Freyggang



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
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