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Throughout the year Classical 91.5 will present a number of special programs or mini-series that are not a part of our regular broadcast schedule. Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out about these special programs.

Cinco de Mayo: ¡Viva México!, Thursday 5/5 @ 3p

Cinco de Mayo
(AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)
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https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/the-meaning-behind-cinco-de-mayo/
In this May 5, 2011 file photo, Marylin Castillo dances in honor of the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles. Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked by schools, politicians and companies selling everything from beans to beer.

Although not particularly celebrated in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexican army defeated the French forces of Napoleon the Third, it remains a day that acknowledges Mexican heritage in the United States.

Ines Guanchez
https://www.yourclassical.org/story/2022/01/28/project-dj-ines-guanchez-hopes-to-diversify-the-classical-canon

In this special, Venezuelan born host and pianist Ines Guanchez will share the history of Cinco do Mayo through the music of Mexican and Chicano composers from the past and present that celebrates Mexican national pride and heritage.