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”

Josephine Figueroa: “La Choloteca is a safe space for queer LatinX people”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Josephine Figueroa, founder of la Choloteca, the most popular LatinX party in Atlanta. She speaks about the concepts of “latinX” and “cholo” and the need for creative, inclusive, and safe spaces with no homophobia, sexism, or racism. But the party, of course, is foremost about the music. Hybrid Atlanta is an interview show with local artists and creatives whose … Continue reading Josephine Figueroa: “La Choloteca is a safe space for queer LatinX people”

Lily Gatins: “Wearing black is my second skin”

Our first episode of Hybrid Atlanta, an interview show with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with LatinX and global cultures, features fashion artist Lily Gatins. Based in Atlanta and born in the Dominican Republic, she developed a career in the fashion industry in New York. She speaks about being skinny in the voluptuous Caribbean, the Latin American fashion scene, her all-black … Continue reading Lily Gatins: “Wearing black is my second skin”