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La Mezcla is a freeform conversation with mixed race and first-generation artists and comedians in New York City. Each week we explore themes of culture, belonging, perseverance, awkwardness, and home cooked food. Hosted by Peruvian-American comedian Adrian Burke.

La Mezcla Adrian Burke

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

La Mezcla is a freeform conversation with mixed race and first-generation artists and comedians in New York City. Each week we explore themes of culture, belonging, perseverance, awkwardness, and home cooked food. Hosted by Peruvian-American comedian Adrian Burke.

    E56 - Kellen Trenal on Culture, Dance, Beadwork and More

    E56 - Kellen Trenal on Culture, Dance, Beadwork and More

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    About Kellan: Coming from both Native American and African American ancestry, contemporary artist Kellen Trenal (pronounced like "Chanel") aims to increase visibility for underrepresented communities while expanding upon the conversation on identity. As an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, Kellen utilizes a wealth of his Indigenous crafting knowledge, passed down through generations, to explore the intersection of tradition and innovation. Kellen's works range from hand crafted accessories and jewelry design, to home decor, traditional indigenous regalia, modern apparel, and much more. Each piece is a custom creation: a Trenal Original.
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    • 52 min
    E55 - Raquel Palmas Has a Rivalry with Nicole Flowers

    E55 - Raquel Palmas Has a Rivalry with Nicole Flowers

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    • 52 min
    E54 - Barbie Leung's School Had an Amazing Chess Team

    E54 - Barbie Leung's School Had an Amazing Chess Team

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    About Barbie: Barbie Leung is a New York based cinematographer and camera operator.

    Her work includes AMERICAN MORNING starring Emmy Award Winner Richard Schiff, a drama exploring the destructiveness of American school shootings. Other notable narrative shorts include family dramedy TELL-BY DATE and Slamdance Best Short Screenplay winner CRYBABY.
    Leung is currently filming the feature documentary BATTLEGROUND, a collaboration with Director Cynthia Lowen, with whom she has previously worked with on the feature NETIZENS (Tribeca Film Festival 2018).
    Leung’s camerawork has also screened at Sundance, SXSW, Fantasia International, Newfest, and Outfest. She is an associate member of the SOC (Society of Camera Operators), and a recent participant of AFI Conservatory’s 2019 CIW Workshop, a selective intensive for emerging narrative cinematographers.
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    • 50 min
    E53 - Desiree Okoh Got a Lotus Flower Painted on Her Toe

    E53 - Desiree Okoh Got a Lotus Flower Painted on Her Toe

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    We're Back! Our guest today is Desiree Okoh: Desiree is a French teacher and artist living in Boston, MA. When she is not thinking about how to reach these kids, she can often be found working on some creative endeavor. Recently, she opened the Blacktivated Boutique to raise funds for various organizations and in direct response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.
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    • 51 min
    E52 - Dipti Bramhandkar Wants to Be a One Name Playwright

    E52 - Dipti Bramhandkar Wants to Be a One Name Playwright

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    About our guest: Dipti Bramhandkar is a Mumbai born Indian-American playwright and performer. Her first play, The Accident, won Best Drama at the Frigid Festival. She has subsequently written and produced several short plays. Her autobiographical solo show, American Rookie, was performed at the Gotham Storytelling Festival, and received a full production at Luna Stage in January 2020.  The entire run was sold out and extended. She also presented her play Islands of Contentment at LAByrinth Theater’s Barn Series in January 2020. She was the playwright-in-residence at Guild Hall in 2019. Dipti received her B.A. from Cornell and M.A. from Cambridge in English literature. Currently, she is developing a new play with Narativ UK, releasing stories inspired by life in quarantine on SoundCloud (which was featured on WNYC), and writing a screenplay for a film set in Mumbai. 
    Instagram: @Superdiptiwrites
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    E51 - Carolina Do Is a Novice Level Sage Burner

    E51 - Carolina Do Is a Novice Level Sage Burner

    follow Carolina: @carolinakaydo
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    About Carolina: Carolina Do is an actor, playwright, producer. She is a firm believer in, and advocate for, art to address and activate change in the community it serves. Co-founder of The Sống Collective. Broadway: Tracy Lett’s Linda Vista and Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons. NYC theater: Loading Dock, The Tank, New Dramatists, Primary Stages, The Flea. TV/Film: FBI: Most Wanted, Children of The Dust, Catfight, Queens The Series. Her play, My Mother’s Daughter was recently a semifinalist for Space on Ryder Farm and a finalist for BRICLab. www.carolinado.com
    Upcoming: Collective Stories, May 20th @8pm ET, Streaming Live on Youtube.
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Big Juilli ,

Deceptively Casual

I love this show. Burke has a gift for making the interview so conversational that you feel like you’re in the room. It’s deceptively casual because in moments of comedy and banter, Burke always finds a way to mine each guest’s unique experience. As a mixed race artist myself, I always find something to relate to and laugh about: Definitely worth a listen!

brx007 ,

Perfect

This show is perfect. The concept is necessary. And Adrian is awesome... do I know him personally? Yes.... is he as awesome in person as in his show? Also yes.

madhaTter2389 ,

Great Podcast!

Adrian does an excellent in highlighting the journey of immigrnat, first generation, and mixed race artists through humor and honest conversations. Overall the series is eye-opening and entertaining wiht each guest bringing their own unique story.

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