Speaking for the Silenced
Río de Lágrimas links imperialism, La Llorona and Juárez slayings
For 20 years, the stories of women and girls killed in Ciudad Juárez have been silenced in their own country and largely ignored by the world. A wave of roughly 60 femicides in 2012 is receiving even less media attention as the untold number of deaths continues to grow. In Río de Lágrimas (River of Tears), a multilingual music and storytelling performance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the women of Albuquerque-based collective Las Meganenas nobly attempt to tell the victims’ stories.
Photo courtesy of The Latin Comedy Jam
Comic, Comic, Comic Chameleon
Stand-up impersonator is all-over-the-place funny
Jill-Michele Meleán got started on her career path by humping her grandmother. "She would yell at me," says Meleán. "So I'd just start dry-humping her leg and then she'd start laughing. So I just kind of made the connection that if I make people laugh, they'll leave me alone.” At the tender age of 2, she picked up a lifelong habit of dealing with things through comedy.
Thirty years later, she's an acclaimed stand-up comic and established Hollywood actress. Her credits include roles as a cast member on "MADtv” as well as a recurring character on "Reno 911!" She's also a headliner on The Latin Comedy Jam, a touring act that hits the Kiva Auditorium on Saturday, June 30.
Photo by Sachyn Mital
Vieux Farka Touré
Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara," Vieux Farka Touré plays his captivating styles live.
Imag Courtesy of NM Jazz Workshop
Son Como Son 25th Anniversary: A Retrospective Celebration of Salsa
Daniel and César Bauvallet celebrate the 25th anniversary of their musical partnership in this heartfelt tribute to their fans and the dancers of Albuquerque.