midwest

¿QPM? 1: Pulque en América

May 3, 2017
Paola Marizan / WNIN, QPM

 

Pulque, an ancient Mexican drink, is milky, slightly foamy and somewhat viscous. The Aztecs made this drink by fermenting the nectar of a cactus plant, llamada Maguey, para curar todos los males. 

The drink of the gods is at least 2000 years old and is seen as a cultural resistance to today’s political divide by those from the native land of Pulque. 

Cass Herrington

This year, WNIN produced its first bilingual radio program, Nuestras Americas, and in the first episode, we previewed the music of Making Movies.

It’s a multicultural rock band, whose members are from Panama, Mexico and the United States. They’re based in the Midwest, and their latest album, “A la Deriva,” tells the story of immigrants’ struggles with identity and family in the U.S.

WNIN’s Cass Herrington sat down with the Panamanian-American band mates and brothers, Enrique and Diego Chi, to hear how they are weaving their cross-cultural heritage into their music.