Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Lester Rey & Dxtr Spits’ New Song, Arrachera, is a New Summer Anthem for When You’re Feeling Good

June 14th, 2017

Brisket or Lechón? Coleslaw or platanos maduros? Lemonade or parcha? It doesn’t matter for artists Dxtr Spits and Lester Rey because at the end of the day we have more in common than we think. That’s the message both artists want to send in their new music video “Arrachera”, the first song released as part [...]

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Queer Mapuche Visual Artist: Sebastían Calfuqueo

May 20th, 2017

Check out this video piece called ‘You Will Never be a Weye’ which talks about ways that colonization and homophobia have and continue to erase the experiences and stories of the Machi Weye people within Mapuche communities. Machi Weyes are gender nonconforming Mapuche people who are often thought of as spiritual leaders and healers in their communities. The video is subtitled in English.

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Spitting Truth to Power: 6 Latinx Hip Hop Videos from Latin America

May 12th, 2017

Check out these 6 video clips of badass Latin American hip hop and rap artists using their skill and craft to touch on a variety of social, political and economic issues from Mexico to Costa Rica to Chile. Mostly mujerxs, this list also highlights some newer and/or lesser known artists who are slaying the genre with just as much fire and fuerza as other brilliant artists like Anita Tijoux or Calle 13. We hope you enjoy these beats and bars as much as we do!

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10 Powerful Quotes from bell hooks’ “All About Love”

May 2nd, 2017

“I feel our nation’s turning away from love...moving into a wilderness of spirit so intense we may never find our way home again. I write of love to bear witness both to the danger in this movement, and to call for a return to love." - Bell Hooks (2000)   To ground ourselves in love’s [...]

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Best 12 Signs of May Day 2017

May 2nd, 2017

Check out these amazing signs from today’s marches, rallies, and actions.

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Queens of the Corner: Pedro Lemebel y Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis

April 30th, 2017

Pictured above: Francisco Casas (left), Pedro Lemebel (right). I first learned about Chilean artist and activist Pedro Lemebel while watching an interview with Chilean queer musician Alex Anwandter about his latest album, Amiga. On that album, there’s a track called Manifiesto in which he tackles themes of gender and sexuality; a track that Anwandter said [...]

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Rita Indiana is back with a rallying cry for our gente

March 30th, 2017

After a seven-year absence, La Montra Rita Indiana is back, and she does not disappoint. She had told the world that she would never again make music - "ni por un millón de dólares" - so don't mind us while we are freaking out at this epic moment. Never one for simplicity, the queer Dominicana [...]

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A Poem so that the Weight of this Country does not Crush You – Yosimar Reyes

February 25th, 2017

Somedays you may wake up sad somedays you may wake up frustrated somedays you may wake up tired somedays you may wonder if its worth it somedays you may questioned your own growth somedays you may think on how immense the world is to be caged in this country to be subjugated to all this [...]

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Ponte Redi: Songs to bump to get ready for Lánzate 2016

October 29th, 2016

Some music to give you a taste of the power of our familia coming together.

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A Philly Latina Artist Doing Big Things, Literally.

March 8th, 2016

For over fifteen years as a visual artist, community arts educator, and highly skilled muralist, my creative process continues to be embedded in claiming and transforming space in ways that affirm or challenge people’s experiences in that space; and providing the opportunity to create a dialogue through art around the most profound personal or community issues.

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