Bilingual Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multicultural community in Holyoke, MA, the surrounding area of the Pioneer Valley, and Western Massachusetts.
Music, arts, storytelling, conversations, performances, creative projects, and randomness.
GATEWAY CITY ARTS IS COMING BACK
Gateway City Arts is coming back!!
We are celebrating the good news shared by Vitek Kruta and Lori Divine, co-directors and founders of Gateway City Arts, that they have formed a partnership with DSP Shows and this will allow a return to activities for the multicultural complex.
One of them was Gateway City Arts, that in December 2020 announced they would not be able to return to operations after being hit by the closure of its whole complex due to the pandemic and the restrictions that came with it.
We wanted to share the details of the good news of GCA coming back, and join the moving force of what it will be a re-emerged Gateway City Arts, with a focus on arts, food, community oriented events, the Small Works Gallery, more intimate concerts, theater, classes, etc.
After a year of changes in our lives due to the pandemic, we have lost not only too many lives, but businesses, spaces, and venues. So these news are worth of sharing and celebrating.
The magic and spirit of GCA continues!
Felipe Salles - The New Immigrant Experience
On this session, we welcome jazz musician and composer, Felipe Salles.
We talked about The New Immigrant Experience, a recording release that represents a strong testament to the presence, experience, and inspiration by the lives of "Dreamers".
Dr. Felipe Salles who emigrated from Brazil to the United States, has served as a Professor of Jazz and African-American Music Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 2010, and is a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Composition Fellow, among many other accolades.
We talked about the immigrant experience in his own life learnings, as well as the experiences from others, especially the "Dreamers" on whom is based his latest recording project.
Felipe Salles and the Interconnections Ensemble, a 19-piece ensemble, will have a concert at the Academy of Music Theatre in a live-streamed performance of the New Immigrant Experience on April 24, 2021.
Also, a panel discussion with composer Felipe Salles and activist Dreamers, will precede the musical experience for an expanded context.
For tickets to Felipe Salles and The New Immigrant Experience you can visit thirdrow.live
To learn more about Felipe Salles, you can visit his website: https://www.sallesjazz.com/
[INTERVIEW IN SPANISH]
Recibimos con mucho orgullo a la cantante y compositora mexicana, Magos Herrera.
Reconocida en la escena internacional de la música por su expresiva interpretación vocal, Magos se manifiesta musicalmente dentro de diferentes vertientes sonoras que se entrelazan en el espectro del jazz.
En esta conversación con Magos, hablamos sobre su trayectoria, su vida artística en la ciudad de Nueva York, la experiencia multicultural, la identidad, así como los detalles del concierto que estará ofreciendo el 17 de abril en el Teatro Academy of Music, en Northampton, Massachusetts.
Este concerto virtual, ofrecerá la oportunidad de escuchar a Magos desde cualquier punto en el mundo de forma virtual, a la vez que la audiencia podrá ser vista en el escenario por Magos y los músicos, gracias a la inventiva producción de ThirdRow.Live y Laudable Productions.
Para asistir a este concierto que celebra a las mujeres y también ocurre durante la celebración en Estados Unidos del mes de la apreciación del jazz, puede visitar: Thirdrow.live
Para conocer más sobre el trabajo artístico de Magos Herrera y escuchar la música de sus nueve álbumes, puede visitar: magosherrera.com
This is our conversation with Chilean jazz vocalist, songwriter, and arranger, Claudia Acuña. With the beginning of March as Women's History Month, and her virtual concert on March 6th, part of the International Women Rising Festival presented by Thirdrow.live and produced by Laudable.Productions, we talk about her background, and the inspiration to pursue a career as a singer and artist.
This is an interview in both languages, English and Spanish.
We are celebrating a virtual holiday, and this session has a special guest: a singer-writer, entrepreneur, and a talented multi-cultural artist who represents Turkey and New York. She is Sinem Saniye, and under her artistic name Saniyé, she shared a moment after a virtual show, to talk about her musical work, artist support and networking, her efforts to amplify women in the arts, music and performance, and she shares with is a very special acoustic version of her latest song "Baby, It's Still Christmas".
Community Ofrenda for Day of the Dead 2020 - Attack Bear Press X RadioPlasma
October 31, 2020. Attack Bear Press founders, Jason Montgomery and Alex Woolner share their thoughts and the process behind the creation of the 2nd Holyoke Community Ofrenda 2020 to honor the Day of the Dead, and at the same time, create a space to acknowledge, honor, and remember the lives lost during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the second year, the Readywipe Gallery in Holyoke hosted the space for an indoor installation, featured on this video, and also an outdoor setting for the community ofrenda that was built to create a space for remembrance, for celebration of life, and to bring indigenous, mexican, and latinx people together, and share this meaningful ceremony with the community as an educational opportunity to learn about the Day of the Dead, that is celebrated in Mexico, and other Latin American communities on November 1st and 2nd of every year.
Also, The Wistariahurst Museum placed a giant screen at their garden, where these images were projected in real time as this live broadcasting was made, allowing the public to see from a remote location, what was happening at the Readywipe Gallery.
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