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]

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 “

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”