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Sounds of Cultura


  Sounds of Cultura: CALA Festival

The Celebración Artística de las Américas (CALA) Alliance has its annual CALA Festival, a celebration of Latino arts and culture. CALA Alliance Executive Consultant Myra Millinger and Artist Julio Morales discuss the festival’s purpose and what it has to offer.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Urban SOL

Urban Sol is an unlikely union of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and Phoenix's urban artist culture of DJs, graffiti artists and dancers. Melissa Britt, clinical professor for the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and also the co-director of Urban Sol, talks about what this movement is all about.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares -Art By Latino Artists

The Heard Museum presents an exhibition called Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares -Art By Latino Artists featuring original illustrations from 12 award-winning children's book artists. Dr. Ann Marshall, Heard Museum director of curation and education, and Kathy Cano-Murillo, artist and exhibit participant, talk about the exhibition.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC)

Learn about the Latin sound of 99 year old bandleader Rafael "Chapito" Chavarria, whose signature musical style combined popular Mexico City tropical rhythms of the 1940s and 1950s. with American swing and jitterbug. Singer Ray "Gumbi" Salazar and Musical Director for the "Chapito!" documentary and Phoenix College instructor for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Devon Leal Bridgewater discuss the history of Chapito Chavarria and a documentary set to be released about him.


  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.


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