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LOUD! Episode 1: Focus on Phoenix
Seeded by arizonaopera on 30 Jan 2021
Author: Arizona Opera
LOUD! (Living Opera, Understanding Diversity) is the brain child of Teniqua Broughton (founder and CEO of VerveSimone Consulting) and Luis “Weezy” Egurrola (Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Epik Dance Company and coach of the Hip Hop Squads of both the Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns). It is designed to connect communities near and far through discussions and performances via a focus on diverse cross-sections – with a particular focus on the BIPOC community, showcasing arts and culture in the Southwest, and highlighting stories that are focused on music and grounded in their sometimes-surprising connections to the world of opera. In the premiere episode of LOUD!, host Luis “Weezy” Egurrola will dive into several unique aspects of the eclectic music scene in Phoenix, featuring a profile and performance by the all-female group, Mariachi Pasion, and a conversation and musical moment with singer/songwriter, Steven Powell, who has shared the stage with numerous nationally-recognized artis
Ensemble: Arizona Opera