Artists, creatives, and diverse thought-leaders who champion the art of connection shine this spring with @THEMUSCO’s latest batch of free online talks and performances. Join together with artists and the Orange County arts community in real-time with this eclectic mix of dynamic offerings surrounding the themes of cultural equity and emerging voices.
Kishi Bashi & Davíd Garza
Artists in Response to Incarceration
Roundtable and Select Performances
Wed, Mar 3 at 7 p.m. PT
Revered Japanese-American musician, composer, and singer Kishi Bashi returns online to Chapman University and is joined by Mexican-American singer-songwriter Davíd Garza. The pair will share their hearts on the powerful topic of incarceration and perform some of the songs they’ve been inspired to create.
Live from Home
Performance with Q&A
Fri, Mar 5 at 7 p.m. PT
Singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah has emerged as one of Americana’s greatest up and coming artists over the past few years. She is a Grammy-nominated member of Our Native Daughters and known for her provocative and fierce boundary-crossing solo work that takes inspiration from bluegrass, celtic, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues in what she calls her “Southern Gothic alt-country blues style.”
Panorama: Eastern Viewpoints
Ever A Dancer
Roundtable Discussion and Select Performances
Wed, Mar 10 at 7 p.m. PT
Dance-makers and educators Tomas Tamayo (Chapman University), Hiroko Hojo, Dulce Capadocia, and Malathi Iyengar engage in an in-depth conversation exploring the rich global tradition of non-western movement such as Bharata Natyam, Philippine Dance, Balinese, and Javanese dance drama. These Asian artists illustrate how modern choreography is blended in a personal way with their wide variety of influences.
NextGen Emerging Artists
Virtual Showcase ONE
DJ set and performances with Q&A
Wed, Mar 17 at 7 p.m. PT
Unspeakable Records is the source for this eclectic mix of femme indie artists curated by beatmaker “Dot” aka Kate Ellwanger (Chapman ’13), the progressive label’s founder. This NextGen Musco event features a unique vibe that ranges from soul, electronic, R&B, and world music. Discover the next wave of female-identifying music innovators as Dot is joined by jazz-infused vocalist Amy D, and dance DJ Bianca Oblivion.
Live From Home Performance
Fri, Apr 2 at 7 p.m. PT
Join Korean-American composer, vocalist, and mixed-media innovator Bora Yoon as she conjures audiovisual soundscapes. Classically trained and steeped in a first love of choral music, Yoon creates immersive storytelling composed of digital devices, voice, and instruments from a variety of cultures and centuries.
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