Polivision Anniversary Party: Rockeros (Sept. 19th @ The Bakery)

Polivision is celebrating its first anniversary with a party that challenges stereotypes and commercially trendy sounds. Did you know that punk rock might have begun in Lima, Peru, in the 1960s with a band called Los Saicos? There is a rich and hybrid tradition of Latin American rock music (and some Spanish allies) that we will pay tribute to on September 19th, from 8pm-1am at … Continue reading Polivision Anniversary Party: Rockeros (Sept. 19th @ The Bakery)

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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”

OYE Fest, Atlanta’s Cutting-edge Latinx Music Festival

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Margarita Rios, co-founder of OYE Fest, Atlanta’s cutting-edge Latinx music festival. Highlighting the diversity of Latin American music, OYE is a platform for local and international artists to combine music, arts and activism. Rios is also the creative director of Ni Aquí Ni Allá, a local collaborative arts team. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local … Continue reading OYE Fest, Atlanta’s Cutting-edge Latinx Music Festival

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

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”