William Cumpiano

William Cumpiano, a well known artisan of guitars and the Puertorrican Cuatro , was Tertulia’s guest on September 21, 2014. He spoke about the history and the art of making a Cuatro , carving it from a solid block of wood. He is the co -creator of “Proyecto del Cuatro” and co-author of the book “Cuerdas de mi Tierra”.

Yovianna García

Musician from Puerto Rico

Yovianna García was Tertulia’s guest on August 10,2014. She is a guitarist from Puerto Rico who shared with us her wonderful music and information about up coming events. Her next CD will be released soon.

Laurie Millman

Citizen Outreach Coordinator for Center for New Americans

Laurie Millman, Citizen Outreach Coordinator for Center for New Americans was Tertulia’s guest on June 22,2014. CNA is a Community -Based Education and Resource Center for Immigrants and Refugees in Western Massachusetts.

Attorney David Hoose

Attorney David Hoose was Tertulia’s guest on May 11. We talked about several topics related to the criminal justice system, solitary confinement,death row inmates and the future trial of Mr. Tsarnaev in which the government is seeking a penalty of death.

Laura Valdiviezo, Ed.D

Tertulia’s guest on March 30th, 2014, Laura Valdiviezo, Ed.D, Assistant Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture,
Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies,College of Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Brandon Marger

Brandon Marger, percussionist, musicologist and teacher was Tertulia’s guest on Sunday3/2 and shared his knowledge of Afro-Cuban music,including Abakuá,Arará and Kongo/Bantú

Dr. Lauren Atkins

On 12/29/13, Tertulia’s guest was Dr. Lauren Atkins, Veterinarian at the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center in Springfield. www.tjoconnoradoptioncenter.com We spoke about different issues […]