For José Barrera, his love of Salsa is more than just a personal taste: it helps distinguish him as a Salvadoran-Canadian from the various other communities he's met in Canada. Barrera’s life story and experiences with preserving and adapting traditional Salvadoran foods offer a window into the complex issues of migrant communities in finding their place in Manitoba’s mosaic through food and other parts of their culture.
Interview participant: José Barrera
Written and Narrated by Jackson Wayne Anderson
Produced by Kent Davies
Episode Image by Kimberley Moore
Theme Music by Robert Kenning
Kevin MacLeod – "Quasi Motion"
TAKANAKUY – "Beber"
TAKANAKUY – "Una copla me han cantando"
TAKANAKUY – "Lugar"
TAKANAKUY – "Dolor patriarcal"
Maria Pien - "Aloe"
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Preserves is made possible by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and assistance from the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg.
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