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This edition: Simone Dinnerstein (Mozart in Havana), Ruby Rumié, Antonio Alarcón (MRNY) and Patricia Ramos

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 27, 2017.

First aired: July 6, 2017.

We begin this episode in the New School University where the pianist Simone Dinnerstein is rehearsing with the Lyceum de La Habana Orchestra, the first of the tour for concerts promoting the Mozart in Havana album. This album was recorded on the island with Cuban musicians who are in the USA as part of the tour.

Then, in Midtown, we'll learn about the work of the Colombian artist, Ruby Rumié, which includes painting, sculpture, photography and video. Ruby tells us how her projects are based on her perception of modernity's impact on our daily lives.

Later, in Queens, Patricio Lerzundi interviews the young community leader, Antonio Alarcón, who forms part of Make the Road New York. Antonio talks to us about the goals of this organization and how, being a dreamer, he leads projects to improve the conditions of the Latino community and the working class in this county.

And we finish off in The New York Film Academy speaking with the Cuban writer and filmmaker, Patricia Ramos, who is in the Big Apple participating in the Havana Film Festival New York. She shares her experiences of being a screenwriter and documentarian and on the challenges she encountered in making her first fiction film El Techo.

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Iniciamos este episodio en la universidad de The New School, a donde la pianista Simone Dinnerstein ensaya con la orquesta del Liceo de la Habana el primero de los conciertos de la gira de promoción de su nuevo álbum Mozart in Havana. Este álbum fue grabado en la isla, con músicos cubanos, los cuales se encuentran en Estados Unidos como parte de la gira.

Luego, en Midtown, conoceremos el trabajo de la artista colombiana Ruby Rumie, el cual incluye pintura, escultura, fotografía, video e instalación. Ruby nos cuenta cómo sus proyectos son basados en su percepción del impacto de la modernidad, en la vida cotidiana nuestra.

Más adelante, en Queens, Patricio Lerzundi entrevista al joven líder comunitario Antonio Alarcón, quien hace parte de Make the Road New York (MRNY). Antonio nos habla de las metas de esta organización y de cómo el ser un dreamer lo llevó a trabajar en mejorar las condiciones de la comunidad Latina y de la clase trabajadora de este condado.

Y terminamos en The New York Film Academy, hablando con la escritora y cineasta cubana Patricia Ramos, quien se encuentra en la gran manzana participando en el Havana Film Festival NY. Allí nos compartió sus experiencias como guionista y documentalista y de los retos que enfrentó para hacer El Techo, su primer largo de ficción.

We begin with pianist Simone Dinnerstein and her album Mozart in Havana album. Then, we’ll meet Colombian artist, Ruby Rumié. Later, Patricio Lerzundi interviews community leader, Antonio Alarcón and we finish with Cuban writer and filmmaker, Patricia Ramos.

Guest List

Antonio Alarcon Representante de Make the Road NY

Annette Antúnez Guevara Chellista

Simone Dinnerstein Pianista

José Antonio Méndez Padrón Director de Orquesta

Camila Martel Pérez Violinista

Patricia Ramos Escritora y cineasta

Ruby Rumie Artista visual

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