Cesar Chavez Day special: Arooj Aftab, Al Madrigal, Roy Choi

“One of the biggest things is that the American audiences are okay now listening to music that isn’t in English,” Arooj Aftab says about her historic Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Global Music Performance. Photo by Daniel Hilsinger.

On this Cesar Chavez Day, Press Play reairs some of our favorite interviews.

Arooj Aftab, the first Pakistani woman nominated for a Grammy, shares the meanings behind her songs, which are mostly sung in Urdu.

Comedian Al Madrigal shares his comic book “Primos,” which follows three Mexican American cousins of Mayan heritage who come together to save the world from evil.

Chef Roy Choi talks about prioritizing workers’ needs and equitable pay, and how the restaurant industry can drive gentrification, which particularly affects people of color.