This Week’s Entertainment Events: Latin Art and Pumpkin Jazz

Lilian Lara, ‘Catrina’, 2021.
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Finding Your Voice: Culture and Community in Latino Art, 4-5 p.m., October 8

This panel of Latinx artists, educators, and community leaders addresses how advocating for and fostering a love of the arts is grounded in Latinx culture, history, and experiences. The conversation explores how these relationships impact creative voices and communities.

Viewpoints and discussions with artists and educators Rafael Fajardo, Richard Armendáriz, and Lilian Lara address cultural stewardship and how to drive artistic excellence in the Latinx community in Colorado and beyond. Moderated by Alex Sanchez, founder, president and CEO of United Voices of the Mountains, the first advocacy organization created and led by Latinos in the central mountain region. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, free, but registration is required (the event will also be broadcast live).


Anees with Michael Minelli, 9 p.m. October 8

Anees is an independent singer and rapper from the Washington DC area. Her music includes ear-candy melodies, sublime rhyme schemes and vulnerable lyricism. Her rare fusion of pop and hip-hop with an R&B tone often draws comparisons to the likes of Mac Miller, Russ and Chance the Rapper. She infuses her songs with fine-grained intent, crafting lyrics to inspire introspection and good vibes. He passionately believes that music is meant to help others heal. Belly up, $25-$125.

Anees plays Belly Up on October 8.
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Pumpkin Jazz with The Ted Piltzecke Septet, starting October 14 at 5 p.m.

TACAW and the Basalt Public Arts Commission present Pumpkin Jazz 2022, an evening of free jazz music in Willits and downtown Basalt.

The night kicks off with performances from 5-7 p.m. at various venues around Willits and downtown Basalt and continues with The Ted Piltzecke Septet’s “Vibes on a Breath” at 7:30 p.m. on TACAW.

Piltzecke spent 14 summers working for the Aspen School of Music and Festival and was director of the jazz program for eight years. Ted Piltzecke’s septet features four trumpets, bass, drums, and a vibraphone. “Vibes on Breath,” a new album the team is working on, mostly features jazz standards or tunes from the great American songbook carefully crafted to be accessible to any listener. The septet is focusing on live performances before taking the music into the studio for recording. Free.

Ted Piltzecke directed the jazz program at the Aspen Music Festival and School for eight years.
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‘All That Breathes’, 7 p.m. Oct. 13

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and Aspen Film are partnering to bring filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s award-winning film, “All That Breathes,” to the Isis Theater. Sen’s film received the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (2022), Best Documentary Feature at the Cannes Film Festival (2022), and was selected for the New York Film Festival (2022). ). Although the story focuses on a regional climate crisis in India, the film is an exploration of the connection between humans and other species, the influence of place on those connections, and how climate change impacts all of us, regardless of location. of the world. we live.

“I’m not interested in doing mainstream ‘nature-based’ programming or a ‘wildlife’ documentary,” Sen said. “My focus is not limited to the lives of the human protagonists or the birds. The city itself, filled with the many ensembles of humans and animals in it, appears in the film as a character.”

The film tells the story of two brothers, Nadeem and Saud, who dedicate their lives to the quixotic effort to protect the Black Kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the New Delhi ecosystem that has been falling from the sky at an alarming rate. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the brothers spend day and night caring for the creatures in their makeshift basement avian hospital, helping birds return to the skies and providing a fascinating chronicle of coexistence between species. Tickets: $20; $15 for ACES and Aspen Film members.

‘everything that breathes’
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