martina castro http://kalw.org en The many translations of Day of the Dead http://kalw.org/post/many-translations-day-dead <p></p><p>If you walk down Mission&nbsp;Street this weekend you’ll see family members holding pictures of loved ones in one hand and candles in another. You may see ofrendas--small altars set up to pay tribute to people who have passed away. It’s a tradition that’s been present in the Mission for years, but how it’s celebrated depends on who you ask.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:14:02 +0000 Leila Day & Martina Castro & Rachel Wong 35263 at http://kalw.org The many translations of Day of the Dead "The Race to an Emergency": A KALW News documentary tracing the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/race-emergency-kalw-news-documentary-tracing-path-9-1-1-call-oakland-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve ever picked up the phone to call 9-1-1, you or someone else probably needed help. Badly. And you probably assumed that after dialing those three numbers, help would come screeching around the corner, lights and sirens blaring.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:58:58 +0000 Ali Budner & Martina Castro 34146 at http://kalw.org "The Race to an Emergency": A KALW News documentary tracing the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland Today's Local Music: Makrú http://kalw.org/post/todays-local-music-makr <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's local music is by </span><a href="http://www.makrumusic.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Makrú</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This San Francisco group blends musical influences from throughout the Latin World. They sing in Spanish and English, about reality and fiction, hope and joy, respect and love.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re opening for </span>LoCura<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this Saturday, January 26, at the </span><a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/show/8919142?utm_campaign=HTML5_ShowSchedule_Widget_Details&amp;utm_content=show_details_link&amp;utm_medium=widget" style="line-height: 1.5;">Great American Music Hall</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in San Francisco. </span>Makrú<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – featuring our very own Martina Castro on vocals – show starts about </span>8pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:55:10 +0000 Steven Short 22113 at http://kalw.org Today's Local Music: Makrú The Audiophiles: The mysterious language of blue whales http://kalw.org/post/audiophiles-mysterious-language-blue-whales <p></p><p>Stand on the beach overlooking Half Moon Bay, and the sound you’re most likely to hear is of waves crashing against the rocks. But when Roger Bland climbed up there, he wanted to hear what was underneath those waves.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 02:03:38 +0000 Martina Castro 20508 at http://kalw.org The Audiophiles: The mysterious language of blue whales Audiophiles: Cellist Zoe Keating Takes to the Woods http://kalw.org/post/audiophiles-cellist-zoe-keating-takes-woods <p><em>Zoe Keating's unique style of music has gotten her to the top of the iTunes classical and electronic music charts, and all the while she's remained an independent artist. KALW's Martina Castro went to talk with her at her home studio about how she experiments with the sound of her instrument.</em></p><p><em>All the music in this story was performed live during this interview. And it was all performed by just one woman, her cello, and her laptop.</em></p><p>Zoe Keating is walking me around her house. We're looking for woodpeckers.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:56:23 +0000 Martina Castro 16952 at http://kalw.org Audiophiles: Cellist Zoe Keating Takes to the Woods