Celebrate the vital contributions of women in the arts as part of the 2021 International Women Rising Festival. Acclaimed Mexican vocalist Magos Herrera celebrates women in music though a repertoire of Latin American classics and originals. Broadcast live from the historic Academy of Music Theatre, audience members are invited to join via Zoom so they can “be seen” by the artist.
Born in Mexico City and currently based out of New York, Magos is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her singular bold style, which embraces elements of contemporary jazz with Ibero-American melodies and rhythms singing in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. Magos will be joined by an all-star ensemble with Luis Perdomo on piano, Sam Minaie on bass, and Alex Kautz on drums.
11 AM SHOW ($15)- Magos Herrera celebrates women through a repertoire of Latin-American classics and originals including pieces by Violeta Parra, songs inspired by Alfonsina Storni, among others.
2 PM PANEL DISCUSSION - "Accelerating Gender Equality Through Artistic Action"
5 PM SHOW ($15)- Magos Herrera will revisit her discography including jazz classics, jewels from the Latin-American songbook and originals.
"The New Immigrant Experience"
Brazilian composer and saxophonist Felipe Salles' most recent work, "The New Immigrant Experience", is a multimedia composition inspired by the lives of Dreamers, the almost seven hundred thousand individuals currently protected by DACA, whose stories are woven throughout, and will be live-streamed at the Academy of Music on April 24th.
It’s an emotional musical journey through beautiful orchestral textures, carefully developed motifs, and intense solo features, that combine the power of a big band recording and the dramatic landscape of a soundtrack.
Participate in a panel discussion at 11AM with Salles and activist Dreamers featured in the project video, including the first Dreamer Tereza Lee, Diana Sanchez of the Yonkers Sanctuary Movement, Hector Martinez of Seed Project and Movimiento Cosecha, and Joana Costa among others. This discussion will provide context for the performance by explaining the current situation of undocumented immigrants, DACA, possible paths forward, and other immigration topics. Audience members will be invited to ask questions.
11 AM PANEL DISCUSSION
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