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— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

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ONLINE SERIES—Sounds of Belonging in Boyle Heights

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 13, 2020

ONLINE SERIES—Join ACTA for the debut of 10 original songs about the people, places, and cultural heritage of Boyle Heights, and hear from the local artists who composed them on Fridays at 12 pm between October 23-November 20. Co-hosted by ACTA Program Managers Betty Marín and Quetzal Flores, this bilingual English-Spanish program will debut 10 original songs about the people, places, and cultural heritage of Boyle Heights, and hear from the local artists who composed them. The series will be 5 sessions, pairing 2 artists in each session. October 23 Angelica Mata and Martin Saavedra A chat between mariachis about the tradition, struggles, and the evolution of the music October 30 Eddika Organista and Raul Pacheco Two Chicanx songwriters discuss their connection to the visual, sonic, and political landscape of Boyle Heights. Nov 6 Cesar Castro and Vaneza Mari Calderón Two traditional musicians share their love songs to Boyle Heights, singing of gentrification, cultural loss, and what remains. Nov 13 La Marisoul and Lysa Flores Nov 20 Gabriel Gonzalez and Nobuko Miyamoto Two versatile artists take us through the multiracial history of Boyle Heights from redlining to the Jewish Bakers Union to the incarceration of Japanese Americans. These events are 12-12:30 pm PDT online on zoom and ACTA’s Facebook live channel. Register here. For more information contact Betty Marín, Program Manager, 424-215-1522, bmarin@actaonline.org.