Chicana artivista musician, feminist music theorist and Assistant Professor MARTHA GONZALEZ joins ARTIVIST ENTERTAINMENT For An Exciting Evening of Music And Art! ARTISTA + ACTIVISTA = ARTIVISTA! Fri, Sept 16 8:30PM @FordTheatres
Dr Gonzalez is a Fulbright and Ford Fellow and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Her academic interest in music has been fueled by her own musicianship as a singer/songwriter and percussionist for Grammy Award winning band Quetzal. @quetzalmusic have made considerable impact in the Los Angeles Chicano music scene. The relevance of Quetzal’s music and lyrics have been noted in a range of publications, from dissertations to scholarly books. In addition, Dr Gonzalez along with her partner Quetzal Flores are instrumental in catalyzing the transnational dialogue between Chican@s/Latin@ communities in the U.S and Jarocho communities in Veracruz, Mexico.
Most recently, and as a testament to the body of music and community work Martha has accomplished on and off the stage, in the summer of 2014, her Tarima (stomp box) and Zapateado shoes were inducted into the National Museum of American History. Dr Gonzalez is currently working on her first manuscript titled, Chicana “Artivistas: East Los Angeles Trenches Transborder Tactics” and is scheduled to release, “The Eternal Get Down” on Smithsonian Folkways label early 2017. We can not wait to hear Dr Martha Gonzalez this FRI SEP 16 @FordTheatres 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Los Angeles, CA