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Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden'

In this episode, Artbound investigates arts practices from communities east of Los Angeles, venturing from Lincoln Heights to San Bernardino. Meet the group Metralleta de Oro, who specialize in Sonidero, a sub-genre of the Mexican cumbia. In Boyle Heights, the group Public Matters' Market Makeover project addresses the "grocery gap" in food deserts. Then head over to East L.A., where visual artist Jaime "Germs" Zacarias takes inspiration from religious iconography and lucha libre to create his tentacle-filled works. Visit with Shizu Saldamando, an artist who paints portraits focusing on the everyday life of her friends. Another area artist, Nery Gabriel Lemus, shares how his visual art is inspired by his experiences as a social worker. Then jump even further east to San Bernardino to meet the desert pop surrealists the Date Farmers. Featuring a live studio performance by Chicano Batman, whose music fuses funk, R&B, Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop.

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