Horizon, Host: Ted Simons

Sounds of Cultura


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company

Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company has been in the Valley for almost 20 years. The company is the official dance group for the City of Phoenix. We'll give you an inside look at what it's like to be part of the company.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Pablo Helguera

The ASU Art Museum presents two concurrent solo exhibitions of work by artist Pablo Helguera. The exhibitions will be the first presentation outside the east coast of this new work by Helguera, a world renowned performance and visual artist whose work puts together historical and personal narratives in the context of socially engaged art and language. ASU Art Museum Curator Julio Cesar Morales talks about the exhibitions.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): El Puente Theatre Festival & Mask Procession

Childsplay is hosting a free event for families called, "El Puente Theatre Festival & Mask Procession." Artist Zarco Guerrero discusses details of the event.


  Sounds of Cultura (SOC): "Moctezuma's Revenge"

The first comprehensive solo exhibition by contemporary Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia, "Moctezuma's Revenge," will feature more than 40 works of art from both previous and new bodies of work in a variety of media. Arizona State University Art Museum curator Julio Cesar Morales and artist Eduardo Sarabia talk about the exhibition.


  Sounds of Cultura: “Friends of Mexican Art celebrate 50 Years of Collecting and Giving”

“Friends of Mexican Art celebrate 50 Years of Collecting and Giving” highlights more than 60 works of art on display at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Terminal 4. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between the Phoenix Airport Museum and The Friends of Mexican Art (FOMA), a local nonprofit that focuses on collecting pieces by Mexican artists. Phoenix Airport Museum curator Lennée Eller and FOMA member Teresa FitzRandolph talk about the exhibition.


  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.


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