Maritza Nuñez: “I sing to people that have spit in my face”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta Features Maritza Nuñez, the lead singer of the punk rock band Bitter. She speaks about her Mexican background, singing songs in Spanish, and how to stop being angry all the time. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with Latinx and global cultures. Created by Paul Alonso, it is … Continue reading Maritza Nuñez: “I sing to people that have spit in my face”

Jesse Pratt López: “Trans bodies are often objectified”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Jesse Pratt Lopez, a photographer and activist for trans Latinx rights. She talks about social justice, trans-fetishization, and the challenges for the queer community in Atlanta. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with Latinx and global cultures. Created by Paul Alonso, it is produced by Polivision, a … Continue reading Jesse Pratt López: “Trans bodies are often objectified”

Chris Escobar: “The Atlanta Film Festival is for everyone else, which is most people”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Christopher Escobar, director of the Atlanta Film Society and the new owner of the Historic Plaza Theater. He talks about his Colombian heritage, the mission of the Atlanta Film Festival, and why he decided to buy the oldest (and only independently owned) cinema in the city. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives … Continue reading Chris Escobar: “The Atlanta Film Festival is for everyone else, which is most people”

Adron: “I access language through music”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features local musician and singer-songwriter Adron. She talks about her musical connections to Brazilian Tropicalia, the time she opened for Os Mutantes in Atlanta, her love for languages, and her obsession with water (condensed in her latest album Water Music). Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with LatinX … Continue reading Adron: “I access language through music”

Ben Shirley: “Argentina’s Rock Nacional has the true spirit of rock that was lost”

Based in Atlanta, musician Ben Shirley plays with the experimental noise orchestra “Faun and a Pan Flute” and the improvisation duo “Whispers of the Night.” He is originally from North Carolina, but his time in Buenos Aires was “a transformative experience.” In this episode of “Hybrid Atlanta,” he speaks about Argentina’s rock nacional and the importance of international musical flows. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series … Continue reading Ben Shirley: “Argentina’s Rock Nacional has the true spirit of rock that was lost”

Jessica Caldas: “There is space after trauma”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features local artist and activist Jessica Caldas. She talks about being a bad Puerto Rican, her experience as a rape survivor, the importance of story-telling, and creating art to change the way people understand the world. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with LatinX and global cultures. Created … Continue reading Jessica Caldas: “There is space after trauma”

José Izaguirre: “My punk rock is LatinX expression”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Venezuelan musician Jose Izaguirre, guitar player and front singer of Yukons, the LatinX punk rock band from Atlanta. He speaks about the garage feeling of his music, his Latin American background, and lyrics in Spanish. Hybrid Atlanta is an interview show with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with LatinX and global cultures. Created by Paul … Continue reading José Izaguirre: “My punk rock is LatinX expression”