Crisálida: Community Arts Project | East Valley Voices OUT LOUD – a photographic sampler…
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East Valley Voices OUT LOUD – a photographic sampler…

12 May East Valley Voices OUT LOUD – a photographic sampler…

”Crisalida

QUICK PHOTO TOUR OF
EAST VALLEY VOICES OUT LOUD
MAY 9TH
RANCHO TENOCHITLAN, COACHELLA, CA
PRODUCED BY 
CRISALIDA COMMUNITY ARTS 
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Culturas Music and Art
The East Valley Rep

 All photos by Christian Mendez, except AMFM portrait (photog unknown as of today)

This album is only a tiny sampling from the vast feast of performances, music, djs, visual artists, actors, rappers, cooks, and community art-consumers who made the event unforgettable.  More images and video coming soon!

The Crisalida Van made its debut at Rancho Tenochitlan on May 9th — lots of guided tours, info sessions, and Q&A’s about the project and how the vehicle can be used in the community!
Danzantes del Sol mezmerized the crowd with their authentic Aztec dances, music and gorgeous costumes  Bravo!

Talk about color!
Crisalida workshop leader/poet Maria Galaviz spoke about her work in Mecca, and read her own heartfelt poetry.

One of the aspiring poets from the Crisalida-sponsored workshops, Senora Garza, read an original piece.

Local singer-songwriter Giselle Woo wowed the crowd with her original songs.

Poet Francisco Rodriguez presented a “praise poem” commissioned by Crisalida to celebrate the life’s work of Leonardo Espinoza, a Mecca resident who we interviewed.  Next step, bring Francisco to Leonardos’ home so he can hear the poem for himself.

AMFM, the Coachella Valley’s home team of hip-hop.  Left to right (myself) AZ, Verz, Rolo, Skyhigh, Giant.  AMFM tore it up and lifted the crowd onto their feet!
The beautiful, funky cafe at the Rancho where great conversation and dollar tacos were consumed.

Spoken word artists Arturo Castellanos performed three original poems with with and humor.

The East Valley Voices OUT LOUD event was a huge success with about 100 people swinging by.  Big thank you to Yaya Ortiz, Ruben Gonzalez, Culturas Music and Art, Carlos Garcia, SDC Sound and Eddie Ruiz, Miles and Monroe Productions, all the performers and support personnel, and volunteers —  It was a huge job, and we DID IT!

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