Eva Salina & Peter Stan perform Saban Bajramović

thumb_Eva Salina with Peter Stan_1024The wonderful and talented performing duo, Eva Salina and Peter Stan were on Artists on Art to talking about their mini-California West Coast tour for and her latest CD release, Eva Salina sings Šaban Bajramović, Lema, Lema.

Santa Cruz native, Eva Salina is a deep lover of traditional Balkan music. She is a talented singer, performer, that has been studying traditional Balkan music her entire life. Peter Stan is an accomplished professional accordion player who teaches, and performs. Together, their mastery of their individual crafts makes for spectacular and visceral Balkan music. They play at Don Quixote’s Thursday, July 21st at 7:30PM. Come out to Felton. It’s gonna be a great dance party.

Sylvanna Falcon & Daniel Wirls

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Sylvanna Falcon, Daniel Wirls, and Nada Miljkovic on KZSC’s Talkabout News and Call-in Show

On July 20, 2016, I had the pleasure of subbing KZSC’s Talkabout with, Sylvanna Falcon, Associate Professor in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Department. We decided to do a show about the Republican National Convention after, Professor of Politics, Daniel Wirls, agreed to come on the show. Both Sylvanna and Daniel are UCSC Professors and have offices near one another in Merrill.

wirls-danielThe show went really well. Sylvanna had an excellent list of questions that Daniel answered fully and eloquently. We had quite a number of call-ins from the community with great questions.

The conversation started with a reflection on the RNC, particularly the rhetoric and tone, then segued to military spending and ending with the qualifications to look for in a president-elect.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Daniel will be participating in a UCSC Institute of Humanities Research event this fall, just before the election, on Anger in Politics: From the Bard to the Donald (with Sean Keilen and Debbie Gould). This is a subject I know I’ll be needing some help with.

To hear our entire show, press the play button below.

Kevin Devaney

13661765_10154303804621665_1149870421717162191_oLocal raw poet, spoken word-advocate, community activist, Kevin Devaney came on to Artists on Art to talk about participating in the first SC MAH Summer Art Residency program whose gallery will be open from July 26th-August 22nd, 2016.

Kevin founded Santa Cruz’s Only Weekly Poetry Open Mic, The Sarah Lawrence College Spoken Word Collective, The Northampton Poetry brothel, Northampton Poetry and the former Art Bar and Cafe Philanthropub. His studio will be open at the MAH to create poems with you.

To hear our interview, please click on the play button below.

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