PREMIERES ON WETA TV 26 AND WETA HD friday, September 13 AT 4:00 PM
WETA Arts spotlights visual and performing arts in Greater Washington and celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of the nation’s capital. The half-hour magazine-style show presents a variety of stories, proﬁles and discussions, while introducing emerging and established artists alike. This month, WETA Arts celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. We show Alejandro Góngora leading a Mexican folk-dance troupe called Corazón Folklórico; we meet Elena Lacayo, whose folk-rock band Elena & Los Fulanos integrates her U.S. and Nicaraguan roots; we visit National Portrait Gallery curator Taína Caragol, who is part of the Smithsonian’s effort to welcome the Latino population; and we chat with DC-based playwright Karen Zacarías, whose works often deliberate on issues of Latin American heritage.