Conjunto music used to be a staple in Austin, Texas. Blending polka and mariachi influences, Conjunto reflects a broad diversity of foreign cultures represented among migrant farm workers. You can hear it in this City Life Snapshot - part of the NPR Cities Project.
Baldomero Frank Alvarez Cuellar, of Rancho Alegre Radio, is working to bring Conjunto music back at the Moose Lodge in Austin, TX
Photo: Delaney Hall / KUT
Trapeze School New York on Governors Island, New York City (August 14, 2010)
Trapeze School New York, in collaboration with Big Apple Circus, offers flying trapeze lessons on New York City’s Governors Island. After only a five minute, free ferry trip from lower Manhattan or from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 and a short walk, you encounter the trapeze rig in an open, green field. Whether you take a class or are just there to watch, the experience is quintessential New York City.