The Bakery & the DIY spirit of Atlanta [VIDEO]

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features The Bakery, the multifaceted arts complex of southwest Atlanta that keeps the DIY spirit alive, with an inclusive approach and a global focus. Meredith Kooi (director of development) and Daniel DeSimone (venue manager), talk about experimental art, intimate audiences, environmental awareness, and international acts. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives whose work … Continue reading The Bakery & the DIY spirit of Atlanta [VIDEO]

10 Female MCs that are Changing the Face of Hip Hop in Latin America

Ni Una menos, the grassroots feminist movement, has spread across Latin America since its formation in 2015 in Argentina. While female journalists and academics started the movement, it has grown to include a new wave voices from all walks of Latin American culture. Some of these voices come from female hip hop artists. While hip hop has been a historically male-dominated genre, female MCs in Latin … Continue reading 10 Female MCs that are Changing the Face of Hip Hop in Latin America

10 Legendary Latin American Rock Bands you Need to Know (first part)

Since one of the first proto-punk bands of the world appeared in Peru in the 60s, Latin American rock music has adopted and combined many esthetics, styles, and genres. From entertainment to activism, rock en español rose from an underground counter-culture to the core of popular entertainment. Navigating military dictatorships, authoritarian regimes, conservative societies, defective democracies, socio-political violence and conflicted multi-cultural scenarios, Latin American rock has survived … Continue reading 10 Legendary Latin American Rock Bands you Need to Know (first part)

Maria Korol: “Atlanta’s art community is diverse and unpretentious”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Argentinean artist Maria Korol. She talks about her upbringing during the Argentina’s military dictatorship, her artistic influences from Brazil, her multilayered creative process, and Atlanta’s “unpretentious” artistic scene. 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 … Continue reading Maria Korol: “Atlanta’s art community is diverse and unpretentious”

Esteban Patiño: “Humans are able to find symbols anywhere they look”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Colombian artist Esteban Patiño. He talks about the relation between language, art, and arbitrary symbols; and his project with the High Museum of Art. After being based in Atlanta for 12 years, he describes the local art scene: “It’s in a small peak,” he says. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives whose … Continue reading Esteban Patiño: “Humans are able to find symbols anywhere they look”

Hector Santiago: “Atlanta is the food mecca of the South “

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Hector Santiago, the celebrated Puerto Rican chef and owner of El Super Pan. He talks about Latin American cuisine, his experience in Top Chef, the role of celebrity chefs in today’s culture, and why a good “chicharron” is the most delicious food in the world. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives whose … Continue reading Hector Santiago: “Atlanta is the food mecca of the South “

10 Online Latin American Satiric Shows You Need to Watch

Satire, a humorous attack or criticism aimed at political leaders, celebrities, institutions or the media, has had a global resurgence during the past decades. In the United States, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee became some of the most influential political shows on cable TV. While all of these shows have a strong … Continue reading 10 Online Latin American Satiric Shows You Need to Watch