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Crocker Curation: Our America...

"Decoy Gang War Victim" by Asco

"Decoy Gang War Victim" by Asco

Welcome to the first installment in a collaboration between CapRadio Music and The Crocker Art Museum. Over the next year our staff on air and off will craft playlists inspired by (and presented with) exhibits on display at the museum.

Steve Milne supplied the inaugural soundtrack for the series which accompanies the exhibit Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. While you may know Steve best as a Capital Public Radio news reporter, his career at the station began as a music host. Steve drew on his love of jazz and world beat to craft this mix; it features a '60s-era, salsa-infused recording of the jazz classic “Fever.” It touches on the woozy tejaño of Lydia Mendoza’s “A Ti Madre.” Ozomatli, The Tao of Groove and Lila Downs add a modern sound to the mix and it’s playing at The Crocker through January 11.

1. La Lupe “Fever” La Lupe – Greatest Hits

2. La India & Eddie Palmieri “Mi Primera Rumba” Llego La India

3. Malo “Suavecito” Malo

4. El Chicano “Viva Tirado” Viva El Chicano: Their Very Best

5. Ozomatli “Como Ves” Ozomatli

6. Los Mocosos “Soy Callejero” Shades of Brown

7. Rubén Blades & Willie Colón “Pedro Navaja” Siembra

8. Lila Downs “La Cumbia del Mole” La Cantina

9. Kronos Quartet “El Sinaloense (The Man from Sinaloa)” Nuevo

10. Lydia Mendoza “A Ti Madre” Tejano Roots: Lydia Mendoza – First Queen of Tejano Music

11. Los Perros de Pueblo Nuevo “Corrido de Cesar Chavez” Rolas de Aztlan: Songs of the Chicano Movement

12. Conjunto Aztlan “Yo Soy Tu Hermano, Yo Soy Chicano” Rolas de Aztlan: Songs of the Chicano Movement

13. The Tao of Groove “Mulatica Mia” Putumayo Presents: Radio Latino

14. Mongo Santamaria “Watermelon Man” Mongo's Greatest Hits

Our America:
features works originally shown at The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of Latino art and pieces by over fifty artists.

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Steve Milne

Morning Edition Anchor & Reporter

Steve is the voice of Capital Public Radio News as anchor of Morning Edition and Insight. He covers stories on a wide range of topics including: business, education, real estate, agriculture and music. Steve also produced stories for   Read Full Bio