APRIL 29, 2005
Luckman Intimate Theatre (Admission Fee)
JONDO PARA AZTLÁN / DEEP SONG FOR AZTLAN
Jondo para Aztlán is
an eclectic multimedia performance directed by poet-singer, performance
artist and activist Antonieta Villamil. To intensify the poetic
experience, she interweaves Cante Jondo or DEEP SONG arrangements
of her poetry with pieces of music, visual art and dance done
by local Latino and Chicano artists. The result is an alchemical mixture
of rhythms and voices ranging from the Middle-East, India, Spain,
Africa, to the Latino African, and indigenous peoples of America.
and Cante Jondo singer,
Art from Immigrant Series by visual
artists Yolanda Londoño and Alberto Gómez. Musician Martin
http//:www.MartinEspino.com/ Flamenco Dancer: Claudia de la
with guitarist Omar Avalos http//:www.tierra-flamenca.com/
VILLAMIL (www.AntonietaVillamil.com) Author of seven books, born
and raised in Colombia, and residing in Los Angeles since 1980, is an
international award winning bilingual poet, Cante Jondo singer, narrator,
editor, translator and activist. Included in the documentary
Poetry In War Time, her work focuses on the forgotten ones and honors
them with a voice. Villamil edits and translates the collection Poetry
Solos / Solos de Poesía, directs the poetry workshop and the press
and poetry review Casa de Poesía / House of Poetry and, a Spanish
radio show for www.kpfk.org 90.7FM Los Angeles, on contemporary
poets. International poetry prize Gastón Baquero 2001 with her
book Cliff of dream" / "Los acantilados del sueño published
Spain by Verbum press. Prose Poems Project Prize 2001, for Migration
fields, Poetry in Motion Project for the poem Green Shoes/Zapatos
Verdes, a poster showcased on Los Angeles MTA buses. Ann Stanford
Poetry Prize Finalist in 2001 with The animal you seek.
has presented her poetry in a multimedia performance at literary events
in Palacio de Bellas Artes and Casa de Poesía Ramón Lopez
Velarde in Mexico city, at Casa de Poesía Silva and The National
Library in Bogotá, Colombia, at The Los Angeles Times Festival
of Books in UCLA & The Latino Book Festival in Los Angeles, and at
poets & writers international conferences, festivals and book fairs
in the United
States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Canada & Spain, etc.
ESPINO is a Los Angeles based scholar/performer/composer on Ancient Mexican
Musical Instruments will present a new musical creation to compliment
the poetry performance of poet, Antonieta Villamil. The instruments he
creates and performs on have come from his ancestors in Ancient Mexico
as well as from other parts of Ancient North, Central and South America.
He has performed with indigenous musicians from Mexico, the Ecuadorian
Rain Forest, Peru, Bolivia and The United States. He believes in "education,
peace, respect of the earth and in knowing one's self/ancestry".
In his own words: "The sounds of the ancestors are in me because
I am Mexicano of Indigenous Yaqui and Tepehuano ancestry". He holds
a "Bachelor of Music Degree with Honors in Performance" (1978)
in Classical Guitar and research/performance on instruments of the Medieval
and Renaissance eras.
He has been teaching music to adults and children for 35 years.
the composer/artistic director of NAHUALLI ENSEMBLE, he has received awards
from ASCAP and Meet The Composer/CA for "New Traditional Works".
He has composed music for theater, video and t.v. commercials as
well as for such artist ensembles as Amy Knoles, California E.A.R. Unit,
Southwest Chamber Ensemble and No Mambo.
DE LA CRUZ
DE LA CRUZ, with Andalusian blood born in Monterrey, Mexico, founded her
own Flamenco Dance Company Tierra Flamenca in So. California. She is a
flamenco dancer and choreographer, who performs with a pure gypsy style.
Her work measures the movement of the heart with
soul and passion. Claudia de la Cruz alternates performing and teaching
at Cultural Stage of Art in Santa Ana, a non-profit organization
founded by her, mainly focused on quality flamenco instruction,
ballet, art, music, theatre and culture development for children
and youth. For a complete biography go to http://tierraflamenca.com/bio.asp
APRIL 30, 2005
Intimate Theatre (Free)
AND THE HEADHUNTERS
Cannibal and the Headhunters were formed
in the Ramona Garden Housing
projects in East Los Angeles in 1964. The original members were Frankie
"Cannibal" Garcia, Joe "Yo Yo" Jaramillo, Robert "Rabbit"
Jaramillo, and Richard "Scar" Lopez. They skyrocketed to fame
and out of the barrios of East L.A. and to national prominence with their
version of "Land of a Thousand Dances," which includes the most
famous and most recorded phrase in the history of Rock 'n' Roll - Naa,
Na, Na, Na, Naa, which was written by "Cannibal" when he accidentally
forgot the original lyrics at a performance and started adlibbing. The
group's current members are lead vocalist Greg Esparza, First Tenor Tony
D'Arc, second tenor Danny Bolero,, and features original founding member,
Richard "Scar" Lopez on baritone vocal.
APRIL 30, 2005
Street of the Arts (Free)
is at the heart of music, which is profoundly influencing American culture
and reinterpreting the image of Mexican Americans. With their fusion of
classic rock & roll and traditional Mexican music, Scott Rodarte,
Billy Branch, Randy Rodarte and Raul "Ralo" Calzada create a
beat that makes you get on your feet and dance without caring where it
came from or what language it is in.
MAY 1, 2005
Luckman Intimate Theatre (Free)
in Los Angeles, California, In Lak Ech is a performance poetry collective
of Xicana multi-media artists, writers, students, and organizers uniting
to tell Her-story through canto, comedy, poetry, and observation. Felicia
Montes, Marisol Tores, Claudia Mercado, and Cristina Gorocica convey a
unique blend of modern day oral tradition, exploring politics, spitrituality,
love, and pain.www.inlakech.net
MAY 1, 2005
Luckman Intimate Theatre (Admission Fee)
A multimedia performance by poet/performance artist, Juan Felipe Herrera,
graffiti artist, Nuke and Video Artist, Adan Avalos.
Before the performance, Juan Felipe Herrera will introduce winners of
the first annual "Reel Rasquache" Poetry Contest sponsored and
judged by Statement, CSULA's literary magazine. Winners of the contest
include Bernie Carrasco, Jasmine Colbert, Michael Langford Whitlow, all
graduate students in the Creative Writing option of the M.A. in English,
and Emmanuel Sabaiz a senior in English. The students will read their
winning poems, which are printed in the festival program book.
Felipe Herrera has published nineteen books and has won numerous awards
and fellowships including two National Endowment for the Arts Writers'
Fellowships, four California Arts Council grants, the UC Berkeley Regent's
Fellowship, the Breadloaf Fellowship in Poetry and the Stanford Chicano
Fellows Fellowship. In "The Driver's Licenz Project," he will
invite the audience to consider the significance of driver's licenses
to the freedom and identity of those living in Los Angeles.
"Nuke" Montalvo is one of the most talented and respected graffiti
and mural artists in Los Angeles. He has been commissioned to create murals
for several public and private organizations, schools, and merchants in
California, Washington and Mexico. As a leading member of the Eastside
media arts collective Smokin' Mirrors, Joseph has art directed videos
for local Chicana/o musicians Blues Experiment, Quetzal, and Aztlán
Underground. He is also a member of Earth Crew, an indigenous arts collective
based in Los Angeles.
artist, Adan Avalos finds creative inspiration from his family and community
in Madera, Califas. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Cinema-Television
Critical Studies at USC. His works featured in The Driverz Licenz Project
include Self-Portrait (2004, 1 min., English), The Ballad of Everardo
Torres (2004, 6 mins., English/Spanish w/subtitles) in memory of a victim
of police violence, and his tribute to Mexploitation movies, La Cucaracha
in Babylon (2004, 6 mins., English).
RASQUACHE 2005 ART EXIBIT
April 23 - Friday, May 13
State University, Los Angeles John F. Kennedy Memorial Library North,
M-Th 8AM to 10PM
8AM to 5PM
9AM to 7PM
10AM to 8PM
defines you? What defines you? Define YOURSELF.
exhibition of mixed-media EXPRESSIONS of the U.S. Latino experience, featuring
work by renowned Los Angeles graffiti muralist, Joseph "Nuke"
Montalvo, design artist Frank Acosta, reciclarte sculptor Josue Meneses
(AKA XOSU3) and introducing work by:
Sandra A. Canizales
Jason J. Loya
Azul Mares-Del Grasso
Ester A. Petschar
Performances and exhibits
Friday April 29
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