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Hybrid Atlanta (Reel): Is Atlanta a global and multicultural city? [VIDEO]

Is Atlanta a global, cosmopolitan and truly multicultural city? What does that really mean? For us, a world city is a vibrant concentration of different people and stories. A global city embraces the combination of experiences, backgrounds, ideas, accents, sexualities, colors, and sounds. Created by Paul Alonso, Hybrid Atlanta is a video interview series with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with … Continue reading Hybrid Atlanta (Reel): Is Atlanta a global and multicultural city? [VIDEO]

Chad Radford: “I don’t see Atlanta as a purely hip hop town or a purely rock town”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Chad Radford, the music editor of Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s iconic alternative publication. In this first part of the interview, he talks about covering Atlanta’s music scene for 20 years and its evolution under the tension of being labeled as a “purely hip-hop town or a purely rock town.” Radford also discusses the problem of looking at the South through … Continue reading Chad Radford: “I don’t see Atlanta as a purely hip hop town or a purely rock town”

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]

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 “

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”

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”