Horizon, Host: Ted Simons

Sounds of Cultura


  Sounds of Cultura: Phoenix Fridas

Phoenix Fridas are a group of valley artists sharing their inspiration from the works of artist Frida Kahlo. Carmen Guerrero, artist and member of the Phoenix Fridas will talk about the group.


  Sounds of Cultura SOC: "Order Chaos, and the Space Between;" Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diana and Bruce Halle Collection

Jim Ballinger, Phoenix Art Museum Director, and Dr. Vanessa Davidson, Curator of Latin American Art for the Phoenix Art Museum, discuss 'Order, Chaos, and the Space Between: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diana and Bruce Halle Collection,' an exhibition featuring many of the most cutting edge contemporary works produced in Latin America today. Also, there are works from the post-war period drawn from the Halle Collection, internationally renowned as one of the most significant collections of art of this region.


  Sounds of Cultura: The Politics of Place

Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, artists from Latin America have embraced photography as a means of capturing their surroundings, documenting episodes of social injustice and political upheaval and constructing images of national identity. Jim Ballinger, Phoenix Art Museum Director, talks about these photographs and artists in a new exhibition.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC) THE SUN SERPENT

The story of Aztec culture and the conquest of Mexico comes to life in the Childsplay world premiere of The Sun Serpent, featuring masks by Arizona's Zarco Guerrero. Director Rachel Bowditch talks about the production.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Phoenix Symphony CALA Festival

Jim Ward, Interim President and CEO for the Phoenix Symphony discusses their the Symphony's participation in the first bi-annual Celebracion Artistica de las Americas (CALA) festival with special performances by Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel Five. He'll also talk about this and other celebrating the musical offerings of our regional Latino community as well as symphony efforts to connect with cultures in our diverse communities.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Mixing It Up: Building an Identity

In Sounds of Cultura (SOC), an exhibition celebrates Mexican American artwork and examines the identity of artists who have been influenced by the mixing of Mexican and American Culture in the United States. Michelle Nichols Dock, Gallery Coordinator for the Tempe Center for the Arts, talks about the exhibition.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Latinos In Opera

In Sounds of Cultura (SOC) a discussion about efforts to recruit and feature more Latino singers in the opera and what is being done to attract more Latinos to performances.


  Sounds of Cultura: American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music

ASU Professor Paul Espinosa, with the School of Transborder Studies, talks about an exhibition tracing the contributions and influence of Latino music to American popular music and culture. Espinosa explores how a new generation of Mexican Americans have used music to express their cultural identity and previews "Ballad of an Unsung Hero," a documentary that chronicles Pedro J. Gonzalez's life, from his days with Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution to his career as a popular recording star.


  Sounds of Cultura: Gina Santi

Gina Santi, photographer and anthropologist, explains how her photography attempts to capture the diversity and beauty of cultures in different regions of the world.


  Sounds of Cultura: La Canasta Tortillas

Find out how this family-owned business developed into one of the most successful food distributors in the valley.


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