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Southland Sessions

Change(Makers): The Future of Arts and Culture

How integral is arts and culture to a community’s lifeblood and how can it become part of the solution? Key cultural leaders from around Los Angeles gather to discuss the role of arts and culture in shaping the world’s future. Listen in and understand how civic institutions are re-evaluating their roles in society and re-focusing their energies to become an integral part of rebuilding sustainable and fair institutions for the future. Hear poetry inspired by the questions of the future written by young poets of Get Lit. Hear Michael Govan of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art speak about the role of large civic institutions in re-making society; Ben Caldwell of Kaos Network lay out the difficult truth about the plight of artists; Antonia Hernandez of California Community Foundation impart wisdom about changing power dynamics in society; and Alberto Retana of Community Coalition share an impassioned plea to artists working in society today. Hosted by KCET Chief Creative Officer Juan Devis, featured guests include General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Kristin Sakoda, Executive Vice President at the Music Center Josephine Ramirez, Executive Director for the Armory Center for the Arts Leslie Ito, California Institute of the Arts President Ravi S. Rajan, Self Help Graphics & Art Director Betty Avila and L.A. County Arts Commissioner Tim Dang. 

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Southland Sessions

Culture Clash’s Totally Fake Latino News

The satirical trio, Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas and Herbert Siguenza report from their homes.
Aida Cuevas and La Marisoul at the Soraya | Ricki Quinn, Courtesy of the Soraya
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56:05
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A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya

Performers pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Plus, an interview with the legend herself.
Dwight Trible performing at the Watts Towers Festivals | Still from "Southland Sessions" Watts Towers Festivals sls ep11
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54:37
Southland Sessions

Watts Towers Festivals

Highlights from the Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festivals.
A woman looks over the concrete Los Angeles River. Still image from Carmen Argote's "Last Light." | Still from "Southland Sessions" Civic Imagination sls ep10 image
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56:05
Southland Sessions

Civic Imagination

Hosted by designer Rosten Woo, this episode explores L.A. civic art and culture during the pandemic.
Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra on stage at Grand Park during a New Year's Eve celebration | Samantha Lee sls ep9 preview
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59:12
Southland Sessions

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra N.Y.E.L.A.

Mekala Session and the "Ark" ring in the new year with a jazz music celebration.
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52:00
Southland Sessions

Musical Expansions

Witness the creativity of L.A. music in this episode made in collaboration with dublab.
Versastyle Playground still | Image from "Southland Sessions" E4: Dance Break
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56:57
Southland Sessions

Dance Break

Tour L.A.’s wild and diverse dance community in this showcase of the city’s vibrant scene.
Julian Torres in mariachi outfit | Still from "Southland Sessions" S1 E3: Mariachi - from Romance to Resistance
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52:22
Southland Sessions

Mariachi - from Romance to Resistance

Hosted by Mariachi musician Julian Torres, this episode explores the tradition of Mariachi music and its transformation through time and circumstance.
Southland Sessions Episode Two “The Industry Presents Sweet Land.” Photo Credit Casey Kringlen for The Industry.
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Southland Sessions

The Industry Presents Sweet Land

The Industry, one of Los Angeles’s most innovative opera companies, continues their avant-garde, acclaimed regional performances with a historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of the American identity.
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