Distinguished Professor and Regents' Professor Theodore "Ted" Jojola, UNM School of Architecture and Planning; and Raices Collective, a KUNM volunteer group, were honored at the 29th Creative Bravos Awards, recently at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.
In the announcement, Jojola was touted for his "commitment to community. His significant collaborations include the preservation of the historic dormitory at the Albuquerque Indian School, during which he found an appropriate new user - the Native American Charter Academy, as well as Bataan Memorial Park."
Jojola is founder and director of the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iD+Pi) within the UNM School of Architecture and Planning and is a board member of the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation of New Mexico.
KUNM 89.9 FM volunteer group, Raices Collective, is dedicated to bringing listeners the "rich and diverse Latin American, Chicano and Hispano musical roots and alternative culture, rhythms, instruments and singers or musical groups." Founded in 1976, Raices Collective "broadens the cultural and poliitcal world in New Mexico through its music features on up-and-coming artists, well-researched presentations, as well as proving training for Latino radio producers and programmers.
Raices airs Mondays from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and Saturdays 2 to 5 p.m. “Salsa Sabrosa” is also brought to you by Raices Collective on Fridays 7 to 10 p.m.; and “Corazon Tanguero” every other Monday from 9:30 to 10 p.m.