Art Programs: Music

FRIDAY APRIL 29, 2005
7:30pm-8:00pm
Luckman Intimate Theatre (Admission Fee)

DEEP SONG FOR AZTLAN

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL www.AntonietaVillamil.com
Born and raised in Colombia, and residing in Los Angeles since 1980, Antonieta Villamil is an international award winning bilingual poet, narrator, editor, translator and activist. To intensify the poetic experience, she interweaves Cante Jondo arrangements with poetry, rhythms and voices from India, Middle-East, Spain, Africa, Latino African, and indigenous women of America.

Musician: Martin Espino www.MartinEspino.com
Flamenco Gypsy Style Dancer: Claudia de la Cruz, www.tierra-flamenca.com and and guitarrist Omar Avalos
Visual Art: Alberto Gómez and Yolanda Londoño from the Series
IMMIGRANTS-INMIGRANTES

SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2005
11:00am-1:00pm
Luckman Intimate Theatre (Free)

CANNIBAL 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.

SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2005
3:15pm-4:15pm
Luckman Street of the Arts (Free)

OLLIN
Ollin 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.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2005
3:00pm-4:00pm

Luckman Intimate Theatre (Free)

IN LAK ECH
www.inlakech.net

Based 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.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2005
4:30pm-5:30pm
Luckman Intimate Theatre (Free)

Driverz Licenz
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.

Juan 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.

Joseph "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.

 

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