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This edition: Latin American Cultural Week, Patricia Ariza, Inma Heredia and Txemi Parra

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 14, 2016.

First aired: March 17, 2016.

We begin with an interview in Washington Heights with renowned pianist and director of Latin American Cultural Week, Polly Ferman. She discusses efforts to keep Latino culture alive in New York and outlines activities in different neighborhoods.

Then we'll shift our focus to Brooklyn, where children from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music are learning to play traditional Latin American music.

Later, Patricio Lerzundi will meet with famous Colombian theater director, poet and actress, Patricia Ariza. She helped establish the Casa del Teatro in Bogotá, where she strived to find new innovative models to make theater accessible to everyone.

After that, it's on to Midtown Manhattan, where we'll meet Inma Heredia, a native of Seville, who shares her experience as an actress in New York. She discusses her work in film as well as the production of her own shows, Mi Audición con Pedro Almodóvar and Divas de España. She describes her mission to represent women through her own personal style of feminist comedy with a focus on love and equality.

We'll wrap things up with Txemi Parra, a comedian from Spain who explains how he introduced the Spanish-speaking community to a relatively new genre known as stand-up comedy. He also discusses how, after his move to New York, he's had to adapt to the diversity of cultures in America.

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Comenzamos con una entrevista en Washington Heights, con la reconocida pianista y directora de la Semana Cultural Latinoamericana, Polly Ferman. Ella analiza los esfuerzos para mantener viva la cultura latina en Nueva York, destacando actividades en diferentes barrios. A continuación, vamos a Brooklyn, donde los niños del Conservatorio de Música de Brooklyn aprenden a tocar música tradicional de América Latina. Más tarde, Patricio Lerzundi se reunirá con la reconocida colombiana, directora de teatro, poeta y actriz, Patricia Ariza. Ella ayudó a establecer la Casa del Teatro en Bogotá, que se concentra en explorar modelos innovadores para hacer que el teatro sean accesibles a todo el mundo. Después de eso, pasamos al centro de Manhattan, donde nos encontraremos con Inma Heredia, Sevillana, quien nos comparte su experiencia como actriz en Nueva York. Ella habla de su trabajo en el cine, así como la producción de sus propios espectáculos: Mi Audición con Pedro Almodóvar y Divas de España. Ella describe su misión de representar a las mujeres a través de su propio estilo, de comedia feminista con un enfoque en el amor y la igualdad. Cerramos con Txemi Parra, un comediante de España, quién nos explica cómo introdujo el género relativamente nuevo de comedia “stand-up” en la comunidad hispana. También discute cómo, después de su traslado a Nueva York, ha tenido que adaptarse a la diversidad de culturas en América.

Guest List

Patricia Ariza Directora y Actriz de Teatro, Casa del Teatro

Polly Ferman Pianista - Directora LACW, Latin American Cultural Week

Shiloh Gonsky Estudiante de Guitarra, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Inma Heredia Actriz

Michele Horner Profesora de Guitarra, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Andrés Orbegozo Estudiante de Guitarra, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Txemi Parra Comediante "stand-up"

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