26 episodes

A podcast about the arts and culture from the San Ysidro border region. We are an art gallery located right by the most transited international border in the world: The San Diego/ Tijuana Border. Listen to the people giving this area a very vibrant artistic binational life.

The Front Arte Cultura Casa Familiar - The FRONT

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A podcast about the arts and culture from the San Ysidro border region. We are an art gallery located right by the most transited international border in the world: The San Diego/ Tijuana Border. Listen to the people giving this area a very vibrant artistic binational life.

    The FRONT Arte y Cultura Episode 26

    The FRONT Arte y Cultura Episode 26

    This episode features interviews and segments by Francisco Eme, Hector Castro, Yinna Aldama, and introducing Elizabeth Baca. We sit down with:Doris Bittar, a visual artist and community activist in San Diego, Eisebelle, a DJ from Tijuana Paulina Mendez Garcilazo, visual artist and arts worker in Baja California, and a segment by Yinna Aldama: how do you live an indigenous language in danger of disappearing? Thank you to the Mellon Foundation and the San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture for sponsoring this podcast. ------------------Este episodio presenta entrevistas y segmentos de Francisco Eme, Héctor Castro, Yinna Aldama y la presentación de Elizabeth Baca.Nos sentamos con:Doris Bittar, artista visual y activista comunitaria en San Diego, Eisebelle, DJ de Tijuana, Paulina Méndez Garcilazo, artista visual y trabajadora de las artes en Baja California, y un segmento de Yinna Aldama: ¿cómo se vive una lengua indígena en peligro de desaparecer?Gracias a la Fundación Mellon y a la Comisión de Arte y Cultura de San Diego por patrocinar este podcast.

    • 54 min
    The Front Arte y Cultura Podcast - Episode 25

    The Front Arte y Cultura Podcast - Episode 25

    In this packed episode, we hear segments from the team here at The Front Arte y Cultura Gallery:Hector Castro spoke with Enrique Von Borstel, president of Bulldog Productions and Director of Black Box Tijuana, who takes us on a tour of local music and production from the cross-border area.Vania Mercado shares with us about her experience with the DACA program in the United States, an initiative created in 2012 that provides protection against deportations to people even if they are minors.Additionally, this year Casa Familiar celebrated its 50th anniversary of working with the community. Francisco Eme brings us the account of what was experienced at "Casa Fest 2023"; a fusion of art, food and music from Nortec artists: Bostich + Fussible, Ronda Machetera, La Diabla, Liquid Blue, Mara Sulu with Revival and Mariachi Internacional San Diego.And finally, Yinna Aldama, a Kumiai indigenous person, talks to us about stolen territories and privatized land, as part of the indigenous community segment of Baja California.We thank the City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission, Mellon Foundation and Casa Familiar for their support in carrying out this program.Thanks for listening!----------------------------------------------En este episodio, escuchamos segmentos por parte del equipo de la galería The Front Arte y Cultura.Hector Castro habló con Enrique Von Borstel, presidente de Bulldog Productions y Director de Black Box Tijuana, quien nos lleva a un recorrido por la música y producción local de la zona transfronteriza.Vania Mercado nos comparte acerca de su experiencia con el programa DACA en Estados Unidos, una iniciativa creada en 2012 que brinda protección contra deportaciones a personas aún siendo menores de edad.Además, este año Casa Familiar celebró su 50 aniversario de trabajar con la comunidad. Francisco Eme nos trae el recuento de lo que se vivió en "Casa Fest 2023"; una fusión de arte, comida y música de los artistas Nortec: Bostich + Fussible, Ronda Machetera, La Diabla, Liquid Blue, Mara Sulu with Revival y Mariachi Internacional San Diego.Y por último, Yinna Aldama, indígena kumiai, nos platica sobre territorios robados y la tierra privatizada, como parte del segmento de las comunidades indígenas de Baja California. Agradecemos a la Comisión de Arte y Cultura de la Ciudad de San Diego, Mellon Foundation y a Casa Familiar, por su apoyo con la realización de este programa.¡Gracias por escuchar!

    • 49 min
    The Front Arte y Cultura Podcast Episode 24

    The Front Arte y Cultura Podcast Episode 24

    In this packed episode, we hear segments from the team here at The Front Arte y Cultura Gallery:Breny Aceituno talks to the people behind Libreria 'Alexandria' @alexandrialibreriacolectiva - a bookstore and reading café in León, Guanajuato.Hector Castro talks to Ofelia @conejiz a.k.a. Wabbit from 'Wabbit Presents' @wabbitpresents about organizing music shows and events in San Diego, diving into the positive impact it has on the community and local music scene.Yinna Aldama speaks about her home of La Huerta and the tale of its origin.Francisco Eme speaks to multimedia artist Mariel Miranda @mariiel.mira, diving into her artistic practice and her solo show at The Front GalleryMusic feature for this episode is local San Diego band, Pleasure Pill - listen to them after this episode! @pleasurepillusaThanks for listening!----------------------------------------------En este episodio lleno, escuchamos segmentos de todo el equipo de aqui la galeria The Front Arte y Cultura.Breny Aceituno platica con la gente detras de la Libreria Alexandria @alexandrialibreriacolectiva - una libreria, caféteria y sala de lectura en León, Guanajuato.Hector Castro habla con Ophelia @conejiz a.k.a. Wabbit de Wabbit Presents @wabbitpresents sobre organizando eventos de musica en San Diego, sumergiéndose en el impacto positivo que tiene sobre la comunidad y escena de musica local.Yinna Aldama habla sobre su hogar y comunidad La Huerta, y el cuento de su origen.Francisco Eme platica con Mariel Miranda @mariiel.mira, sumergiéndose en su practica artística y su exhibición solo en nuestra galería.Nuestra presentación musical es una banda local llamada Pleasure Pill, ¡escúchalos después de este episodio!Gracias por escuchar!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The FRONT Arte y Cultura Episode 23

    The FRONT Arte y Cultura Episode 23

    In this episode of The FRONT Arte y Cultura, we listen to our collaborator Yinna Aldama share her perspective and experience with ancestry and its importance within her community. We also talk to Xayn Naz from The Brown Building @thebrownbuildingarts, a trans-led community center for Black + Brown artists and folk in San Diego. He shares his experience in creating a safe space, and the importance of spaces like this existing in communities. Our music feature for this episode is Jackie Mendoza, @jackiemendozaaa, a queer artist from Chula Vista/Tijuana. Follow her on instagram and check out their music. Thank you to Xayn Naz, Jackie Mendoza, Yinna Aldama, and our listeners. --------------------------En este episodio de The FRONT Arte y Cultura, nuestra colaboradora Yinna Aldama nos comparte su perspectiva y experiencia con su ancestria, y su importancia dentro de su comunidad. Tambien hablamos con Xayn Naz, director de The Brown Building, @thebrownbuildingarts, un centro comunitario dirigido por personas trans para artistas y comunidad de color en San Diego. Comparte su experiencia en la creación de un espacio seguro y la importancia de espacios como este que existen en las comunidades.Nuestro segmento de musica incluye a Jackie Mendoza, @jackiemendozaaa, artista queer de Chula Vista/Tijuana. Encuentra su musica en instagram y redes musicales. Gracias a Xayn Naz, Jackie Mendoza, Yinna Aldama, y nuestres oyentes.

    • 32 min
    The FRONT Arte & Cultura Episode 22

    The FRONT Arte & Cultura Episode 22

    In this episode of The FRONT Arte y Cultura, we talk to Venezuelan director and composer Andrés González following the San Diego Symphony's intimate performance at the The FRONT gallery.Our music segment shines the light on San Diego's thriving underground rave scene with an interview with Awkey Sanchez, co-founder of No ExpectationsAnd finally. Yinne Aldama's segment featuring a short story by her aunt, "The Story of the Three Sacred Trees" ----------------------En este episodio de The FRONT Arte y Cultura, hablamos con el director y compositor venezolano Andrés González luego de la presentación intima de la Sinfónica de San Diego en la galería The FRONT.Nuestro segmento de música arroja luz sobre la próspera escena rave clandestina de San Diego con una entrevista con Awkey Sanchez, cofundadora de No Expectations.Y finalmente, el segmento de Yinna Aldama con un cuento de su tía, "La Historia de los Tres Arboles Sagrados"

    • 34 min
    The FRONT Arte y Cultura Episode 21

    The FRONT Arte y Cultura Episode 21

    In this episode, we interview prominent figures in the San Diego music scene; creator, producer and videographer Xavier Vasquez, and singer, songwriter Kass Rose Gold.Our music feature this episode is Kass Rose Gold. Listen to her music on all audio platforms, and follow her journey on Instagram @kassrosegoldFollow our guest Xavier Vasquez and all his projects on Instagram, @x_a_v_a_zThanks for listening!------------------------------En este episodio, entrevistamos a figuras descatadas de la escena musical de San Diego. Xavier Vasquez, quien es productor, creador, y videógrafo. Tambien a cantante y compositora Kass Rose Gold.Nuestra característica musical de este episodio es Kass Rose Gold. Encuentra su musica en todas las plataformas, y sigue su viaje musical en Instagram bajo @kassrosegold.Sigue nuestro invitado Xavier Vasquez y todos sus proyectos, @x_a_v_a_z¡Gracias por escuchar!

    • 29 min

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