Musician and composer Amado Espinoza will use this Inspiration Grant for the production, recording and showcase of original musical compositions conceived for a theatrical work-in-progress titled “We Are the Landscape,” to be performed on native wind and percussion instruments from Bolivia, Mexico, and the Philippines. The unique theatrical production is a journey through ancestral lands, recuperating the dignity of native instruments and indigenous values. As the heart of the show, the original songs are the vessel for the emotional journeys of the actors/dancers/storytellers, based largely on traditional rhythms from the various cultures the performers represent.
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