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

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)

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”

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”

Ben Shirley: “Argentina’s Rock Nacional has the true spirit of rock that was lost”

Based in Atlanta, musician Ben Shirley plays with the experimental noise orchestra “Faun and a Pan Flute” and the improvisation duo “Whispers of the Night.” He is originally from North Carolina, but his time in Buenos Aires was “a transformative experience.” In this episode of “Hybrid Atlanta,” he speaks about Argentina’s rock nacional and the importance of international musical flows. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series … Continue reading Ben Shirley: “Argentina’s Rock Nacional has the true spirit of rock that was lost”