Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 24, Part 1

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

This clip of the Luis Garden Acosta Oral History Project Interview is about his love of music and time as a Disc Jockey named Dr. Salsa. Garden Acosta describes growing up loving music, in large part because his father owned many records. He mentions spending one year in solitude as part of his prior plans to become a priest. He reminisces about getting emotional when a PR Christmas song cames out. Regarding his radio show, he talks about wanting to reach the public and young people, in particular regarding health from a political, physical, and social perspective. He would create personalized intros to the commercials he would play in order to captivate his audience. He chose the name Dr. Salsa, to attract a largely Latino audience. He mentions some of the members of his board, which included the thenĀ  Special Adviser on Consumer Affairs for the president.


Date
May 15, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
2h 3m 46.0s
Location of interview

El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.05.15.24.1
Related Keywords
Activism, Advocacy, Health and Nutrition, Music, Radio, Salsa
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Ray Barretto, Max Roach, Gil Scott, Roberto Marquez
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), Amherst, MA (is referenced)
Related Dates
1950s, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 24, Part 1: LGA.2015.05.15.24.1. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 18 Sep 2019.
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Repository
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