March 28, 2019 at 7:15pm
March 29, 2019 at 7:15pm
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Plaza Mayor

Migrant Songs is a choral performance art piece that combines stories and songs from human and non-human migrants. This experimental visual and sound performance incorporates interviews with migrants living in Tiwa Territory (Albuquerque) who come from many parts of the world, including Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Costa Rica, The Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, Vietnam, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania, to name a few. These stories of human migration are woven together with bird songs from the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico to explore how we think about migration, our sense of home and dislocation, as well as the biological role of song in both humans and non-humans.

This is an open-air performance. These events are free and open to the public.

Thank you to the interviewees who generously shared their stories: Flora María Gutierrez, Isabell Solis, Jennifer Zafra, Khadija Al Alwan, Maggie Kentilitisca, Margarita Copas, Martha Gamboa, Msambya-Amisi Eboko, Razia Ayab, Samia Assed, Selene Vences-Ortiz, Sumaya Almansur, Sylvester Niyongira, Thao Nguyen, Tiba Abdul Jabbar, Zahra Ishaq, and others who wished to remain unnamed.

MIGRANT SONGS (CANCIONES MIGRATORIAS) es una presentación de coro que combina historias y canciones de migrantes humanos y otro seres vivientes. Esta presentación experimental visual y sonora incorpora entrevistas de migrantes viviendo en el territorio de los Tiwas (Albuquerque, Nuevo México) que vienen de varias partes del mundo, incluyendo México, Cuba, Costa Rica, las Filipinas, Vietnam, Afganistán, Siria, Palestina, la Republica Democrática del Congo y Tanzania, para mencionar algunas. Estas historias de migración humana están tejidas con canciones de pájaros del Valle del Rio Grande de Nuevo México para explorar cómo pensamos sobre la pertenencia, nuestro sentido de hogar y dislocación y el rol biológico del canto para los humanos y otros seres vivientes.

Gracias a lxs entrevistadxs que generosamente compartieron sus historias: Flora María Gutierrez, Isabell Solis, Jennifer Zafra, Khadija Al Alwan, Maggie Kentilitisca, Margarita Copas, Martha Gamboa, Msambya-Amisi Eboko, Razia Ayab, Samia Assed, Selene Vences-Ortiz, Sumaya Almansur, Sylvester Niyongira, Thao Nguyen, Tiba Abdul Jabbar, Zahra Ishaq, y otros que desearon mantenerse anónimos.

La presentación será al aire libre. Entrada gratuita.

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Directed by Szu-Han Ho
Performed by Tzvi Asherah, Luana C. Berger, Amy Alisana Chavez, Diana Delgado, Priscilla Mariah Gomez, Szu-Han Ho, Rex Hoeltke, Gena Lawson, Ellisif V. Leishman, Martin Ly, Joe McCanna, Lina Ramos, Jenny Shalom, Cheryl Sharps, Paul Strasser
Composed by Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Candice Hopkins and Raven Chacon, Peter Gilbert, Marya Errin Jones, and Szu-Han Ho
Conducted by Lina Ramos
Movement by Diana Delgado and Szu-Han Ho

2019 Revolutions International Theatre Festival
http://www.tricklock.com/production/migrant-songs/

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