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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]

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

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 “

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”

Polivision S1 E1: Satire in the Americas

Fake News. Post-truth. Trump era. These are all words that are now used to describe a time when the limits between the real and the fake seem difficult to discern. During the past decades, boundaries between journalism and entertainment, and between public affairs and pop culture have blurred. Infotainment became a global phenomenon encouraged since the start of commercial TV. Nevertheless, it was also the time … Continue reading Polivision S1 E1: Satire in the Americas