Hispanic Heritage Month on CET

Hispanic Heritage Month – Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 – is a great opportunity to honor and commemorate the achievements, cultures and histories of those with Hispanic ancestry.


CET will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through October with a variety of special programs including the following:

Renaissance of Mata Ortiz
Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 8pm on CET Arts
Friday, Sept. 21, at 10pm on CET Arts

Follow the amazing story of how an intrepid American adventurer and a brilliant self-taught Mexican artist transformed a dying desert village into a home for world-class ceramics.




Danza Folklorica Escenica: El Sello Artistico de Rafael
Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 9pm on CET Arts
Friday, Sept. 21, at 11pm on CET Arts

This documentary traces the development of Mexican folklorico dance – designed to vibrantly display the cultural diversity of Mexico – with choreographer Rafael Zamarripa.



POV:  El Velador (The Night Watchman)
Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10:30pm on CET

Follow a guard as he watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords.






American Masters: Cachao: Uno Mass
Friday, Oct. 5, at 10pm on CET

The Grammy-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez died in Coral Gables, Florida in March 2008, at almost 90-years old. A maestro of legendary status on the world stage and ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, he had made his home in the United States for the past four decades.



Voces on PBS: Tales of Masked Men
Sunday, Oct. 7, at 11pm on CET

Mexican wrestling and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico are explored.






Voces on PBS: Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart
Sunday, Oct. 14, at 11pm on CET

A gutsy team of women rodeo riders vie to represent the US at the National Charro Championships.






Voces on PBS: Unfinished Spaces
Sunday, Oct. 21, at 11pm on CET

Three architects in their 80s may get a chance to revitalize a project they began in Cuba in 1961.






Voces on PBS: Lemon
Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11pm on CET

A poet/performer tries to bring his story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons.







Additional Hispanic Heritage Month programs may be added to the CET Arts channel this October. Please check back for updates and additional information!

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What is Cincinnati doing to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? What does the month mean to the Tri-State? Host Kathy Lehr interviews P&G Latin American Consumer Relations Manager Maria Molina and Hispanics Avanzando Hispanics President Neil Comber on this episode of FOCUS. Watch online.