Voices AMPLIFIED!

Voices AMPLIFIED! is a thematic series of music, dance, spoken word and visual arts that celebrates artists from diverse cultures and connects the Omaha community with opportunities for discussion, reflection and new experiences. All events are free and open to all.


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Voices AMPLIFIED 22/23 Season

Sabores de la Cultura Latina

Celebrating the Many Flavors of Latino/Hispanic Culture

The 22/23 Season will highlight Latino voices (while continuing conversations from past seasons). Partnering with local and national touring artists, we'll offer free community events every month through June 2023.

 

September 29, 2022
Continued Conversation: Terence Blanchard - Breaking Boundaries

7:30 PM │Salem Baptist Church (3131 Lake St.)
Join us for an inspirational Q&A with the most prolific jazz musician to ever compose for motion pictures. Renowned trumpeter & composer Terence Blanchard has been commissioned by symphonies, jazz bands, pop artists, collaborated with director Spike Lee and became the first African American composer to be staged by the Metropolitan Opera to worldwide acclaim with "Fire Shut Up in My Bones." Livestream available

Terence Blanchard will also perform on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 PM at the Holland Center!

 

October 13, 2022
Salsa y Jazz: Una mezcla de Sabores Musicales
Salsa and Jazz: A Mixing of Musical Flavors
5:30 PM │Cumbia (329 S 16th St #1)
An in-person and livestreamed panel discussion on the influence of salsa and the musical traditions of Latin America on jazz featuring jazz legend and guest artist Sammy Figueroa and local Omaha salsa and jazz musicians, moderated by Alexis Arai.

Sammy Figueroa will also perform on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 PM in the Holland Music Club!


November 10, 2022
La Fuerza de la Moda
The Power of Fashion
Time TBD │ Fashion Arts Collective studios (1141 N. 11th St.)
Omaha's Fashion Arts Collective showcases some of the best local Latino talent in the Fashion design industry in this red-carpet style fashion show.

 

December 11, 2022
La Cocina de Abuela
Abuela’s Kitchen
4 PM │Virtual
No More Empty Pots will lead another do-it-yourself cooking demonstration along with a conversation about the vast impact of Latino culture on food.

 

January 19, 2023
Rhymes and Reason Vol. 2: ¡Levantate!
Stand Up!

6:30 PM │Culxr House (3014 N 24th St.) 
In-person and livestreamed panel discussion with local artists DJ Kethro, Marcey Yates, Conny Franko, and Stylo Da Don on the Latino influence on hip hop culture.

February 2, 2023
Evita: La revolucionaria
Evita: the revolutionary

6 PM │UNO Campus
Learn about the life of the influential Doña Perón and how her story is told by Ballet Hispánico. Hosted by and featuring Cristián Doña-Reveco and Claudia Garcia from the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies and members of Ballet Hispánico.

Ballet Hispánico will also perform their original work of Doña Perón on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 PM at the Orpheum Theater.

 

March 2023
Transformando la Comunidad con Arte Urbano
Transforming the Community with Urban Art

Details TBA
Learn how Latino artists are helping to transform and save their communities through art forms often misunderstood and underestimated, including graffiti, sculpture, skateboarding, and landscaping.

 

April 20, 2023
Música - Una Exportación Cubana
Music: A Cuban Export

Details TBA
This panel discussion will uncover the history and impact of Cuban music, featuring the music and musicians of the Chucho Valdés Quartet, who will also perform at the Holland Center on April 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM.

 

May 4, 2023
Continued Conversation: Jete - Black Boy Joy

6:30 PM │ Highlander Accelerator (2112 N. 30th St.)
This in-person and livestreamed panel discussion will illuminate the positive black image created by some of the most significant Black male choreographers and dancers from and living in Omaha; featuring the work of Philadanco.

Philadanco will also perform on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 PM at the Orpheum Theater.

 

June 24, 2023
Una Celebración del sur de O
A South O Celebration

Noon to 10 PM│ Upland Park (3104 Jefferson St.)
A day-long music and arts celebration of the global village of South Omaha cultures. Presented in partnership with Canopy South.


About Voices AMPLIFIED!

About Voices AMPLIFIED!

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