Stay updated on Voices AMPLIFIED!
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
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!
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.
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.
Transformando la Comunidad con Arte Urbano
Transforming the Community with Urban Art
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
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
Watch highlights from the 21/22 finale!