Archive for October, 2008

Interview: Maya Azucena

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Maya AzucenaBrooklyn-based singer/songwriter Maya Azucena is well on her way down the funky soulful road to success.

In this interview we talked with Maya about her travels with Rhythm Road, a cultural diplomacy program that took her to Burma, Sri Lanka, China and the Philippines. We also asked her about the state of the music industry and her upcoming projects.

Maya Azucena has also been kind enough to allow us to feature her new song, Get It Together as a free download for all members of the KadmusArts community - here is what she has to say about it:

GET IT TOGETHER, an offering:
This is a love letter to our past. This is a love letter to our future. I have been to countries where the right to vote is stripped from the people, where their voices are howling in the night, begging the world to hear. We, in America, have gone through a lot to be here today. YOU count. So, listen to this song and consider deeply your right to vote. And do it. Don’t you ever forget your power to affect the world around you. — Maya Azucena

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R U Creative?

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Photo by Andrea Musso — Creative Commons License Some Rights Reserved

What does a festival look like to you?

Here’s a challenge: Show us your Festival. Create festival art.

KadmusArts seeks your submission in the form of a photograph, a drawing, or any kind of image that shows the world your idea of what a festival is, or can be.

Feel free to explain why you chose the image, or leave it up to the viewer to come up with his or her own interpretation.

We will post the submissions on KadmusArts and on a Facebook page for everyone to view, discuss, and inspire.

To participate, simply scan your work and send it to Courtney at KadmusArts. (courtneym@kadmusarts.com)

Don’t have access to a scanner? Check out the “how to” tips for photographing artwork on http://www.betterphoto.com/exploring/shootingPaintings.asp and send the picture by email. To ensure that your submission looks its very best, please submit JPEG files only, no smaller than 1024X768, and no larger than 2592X1944.

At KadmusArts, we connect people with the world’s most exciting dance, theatre and music festivals all across the world. Every day, all around the globe, one million people are creating a festival experience. Now, your creativity can be part of the festival party.

Go forth and click, draw, paint, sketch, or snap.

What do you imagine when you think of a festival?

- Bill Reichblum

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Interview: Gonzalo Orihuela and Solange Chapperon

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Gonzalo Orihuela and Solange ChapperonGonzalo Orihuela’s childhood years took him from South Africa to Patagonia, Argentina. In this new and different environmental and geographical context, he studied drama and discovered his great passion: Tango dance. Buenos Aires was his next destination, where he started thinking about how to link tango and drama, a goal that he eventually achieved, together with Solange Chapperon, his dance partner. Now they both live and work half of the year in Europe, and half in Argentina.

In their latest visit to the tango capital, Gonzalo and Solange talked with KadmusArts about how they approach tango dance from an acting perspective, and discussed El Sonido de las Caricias (The Sound of Caresses), a dance-theater piece that combines traditional tango with improvisation, sarcasm, irony and humor, as well as their interactive abstract piece iTango.

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