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[free] Indómitas: Live Podcast by Chelis López of KPOO // SF

Indómitas: Live Podcast with guest Arwen Lawrence
Friday, June 5, 2020
6:00 PM 7:30 PM
Where: Facebook Live.

 

Indómitas: Live Podcast with guest Arwen Lawrence

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Join us for the return of the live monthly podcast, Indómitas, hosted by Chelis López of KPOO and Radio Bilingüe, featuring untamable voices of fierce women artists and activists. For the June 2020 podcast, Indómitas will interview musician Arwen Lawrence. 

Indómitas will be available for viewing on Facebook Live.

Please note that the live podcast will be conducted in Spanish.

This is a FREE community event (though donations are happily accepted).

 


ABOUT ARWEN LAWRENCE

Arwen Lawrence, vocalist, dancer, and instrumentalist (guitar and some regional guitars of the Mexican son), is co-founder of Cascada de Flores, a group from the San Francisco Bay Area who has for twenty years fused Latin tradition with individual expression and musical communication. In twenty years, Cascada de Flores has recorded five albums, collaborated on multidisciplinary projects with theater, cinema and dance, and performed in various venues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba.

Originally from New York, Arwen was raised in Southern California, surrounded by academics, musicians and impromptu musical parties. Early musical influences included traditional folk songs, Scottish waltzes, African song, blues, and rock, with Peruvian songwriters adding color to her forming musical palette. As a college student, Arwen found her voice among the Mexican community in Los Angeles. Her taste for poetry, romance and dance is rooted in Mexican song and danceable sones.

Arwen began to excel under the tutelage of Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, with whom she traveled and recorded, singing in forums such as the Degollado Theater in Guadalajara and the Lincoln Center in New York. Nati always nudged her towards what came naturally: to sing with heart. After forming with Cascada de Flores, Arwen later toured with Jorge Saldaña (announcer, journalist, composer and singer), and veterans of his ”Nostalgia” program, singing in performing arts centers in Chiapas, Veracruz y la ciudad de México.

Arwen earned her BA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then completed her Masters in Music Education at Holy Names University in Oakland, California, where she investigated the use of traditional music in the bilingual primary classroom. In the Bay area, she has taught music in bilingual public schools, led workshops for Music Teachers about curriculum in Spanish, and with Cascada de Flores presents musical stories for children, in forums from libraries to theaters, from California to Oaxaca to Ontario, Canada.  www.cascadadeflores.com

 

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Arwen Lawrence es vocalista, bailadora, e instrumentista (guitarra sexta y algunas guitarras regionales del son mexicano). Es co-fundador de Cascada de Flores, un conjunto del Área de la Bahía de San Francisco que por veinte años se define por transmitir tradiciones latinas a través de la expresión individual y la comunicación musical.

En veinte años, Cascada de Flores ha grabado 5 álbumes, ha colaborado en proyectos multidisciplinarios con teatro, cine y danza, y ha actuado en varios foros de los Estados Unidos, Canadá, México y Cuba.

Arwen es oriunda de Nueva York, creció en el sur de California, rodeada por académicos y músicos que pasaban por la casa de sus papás.

 A las fiestas llegaban sonidos musicales de old time, valses escoceses, cantos africanos, blues, raíces rockanroleras y bohemios peruanos. Como estudiante de universidad, encuentra su voz entre la comunidad mexicana de Los Angeles. Su gusto por la poesía, el romance y el baile se arraiga en la canción mexicana y en los sones bailables.

Empieza a volar con la tutoría de los Camperos de Nati Cano, con quien viaja, cantando en foros como el Teatro Degollado de Guadalajara y Lincoln Center de Nueva York. Nati la dirigió siempre hacia lo que Arwen ya traía adentro: la emoción (o cantar con corazón).

En un viaje a Veracruz, México con Cascada de Flores es escuchada e invitada a participar en una gira por el interior de la República Mexicana como cantante del programa “Nostalgia” con Jorge Saldaña (Locutor, periodista, compositor y cantante).

Arwen obtuvo su licenciatura en Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de California, Los Angeles. Después realizó su maestría en Educación Musical en la Universidad de Holy Names en Oakland, California, donde investigó el uso de la música tradicional en la pedagogía.  En el área de la Bahía, ha enseñado música en clases bilingües de escuelas públicas y da cursos a maestros de música.

Con Cascada de Flores presenta historias cantadas para niños y niñas en foros que van desde bibliotecas hasta teatros, y desde California hasta Oaxaca y Canadá.


ABOUT INDÓMITAS

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Indómitas is a live podcast series hosted by Chelis López of KPOO and Radio Bilingüe, featuring interviews with fierce women artists and activists

Each month in Brava’s Cabaret,* Indómitas will interview female singers, writers, poets, activists, artists, journalists, filmmakers, and others – some well-known and some deserving to be – for live broadcast. These 60-minute conversations will cover the women’s stories of achievement, pitfalls, and hopes for their futures.

Be ready for open and honest conversations, where intimacy fosters the sharing of joy, fear, acceptance, and ultimately, the strength of women. It’s our time to be the ones who narrate our stories of who we are, what we do, what matters to us and how we organized and stand up for our rights.

*Indómitas has moved to online-only format until further notice.

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June 05 2020

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Date: June 5
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
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