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Carmen Moreno, Alex Kimball Williams, and Amado Espinoza

Join us for an evening of poetry, music, and performance, featuring Carmen Moreno, Alex Kimball Williams, and Amado Espinoza.

Carmen Moreno is an artist, poet, and performer who applies sensibilities of science to art, creating a visual language that transforms her emotional-intuitive experiences into innovative installations and performances. She explores the phenomenal experiences of mycelium by cultivating human relationship to fungi through art, happening, and identity. Moreno is also developing community-based education and interpretive programming to create and hold space for People of Color communities to collectively deepen their connection to the earth, land, plants, animals, ancestors, and cosmic narratives while preserving their own cultural histories.

Alex Kimball Williams, the person behind Bad Alaskan, is a multicultural writer, artivist & scientist. They operate within several groups, including BLACK Lawrence (Black Literature & Arts Collective of Kansas), Epicenter (East-side People's Intercultural Center), Girls Rock Lawrence & more. Whether it's performing protest songs, writing articles online or teaching cultural competence, Kimball Williams radically stirs up their community with their multicultural & scientific approach to issues of social & environmental justice.

Amado Espinoza was born in Bolivia, and recognized his love for music at an early age. Performing in his elementary band at the age of eight, by the time he was sixteen he was formally studying music at the Andrés Bello Institute and later the Conservatory Milan in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 2000, Espinoza established the Museum of Musical Instruments for the Foundation Luis Ernesto of the Andes, housing over 500 pieces from six continents, and producing four albums for Tribu Kona, a world music ensemble that he founded. Between 2011-2012, he was in-house composer for the Circus Theatre El Tapeque, and composed music for the award-winning stage play Mocambo, among various commercial and independent productions. Amado has collaborated with many artists, most notably with one of Bolivia’s favorite rock bands, Oil.

+ A community open mic featuring new writing from the Voices in the Wind Writing Workshop w/ Carmen Moreno earlier in the day.

Earlier Event: November 17
Voices in the Wind: Poetry, Nature, Song