September 2011

Carlos Estevez, a Cuban artist showing his work Sept. 16-Oct. 14 at the LatinoArts gallery in Milwaukee, will lead a discussion on the restrictions and inspirations that face any artist from that island. Estevez will also speak about the changes since he has moved to the U.S. The discussion will take place Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the gallery and auditorium, located 1028 S. 9th Street, near the National Ave. exit from I-94.

The quartet Molotov, the biggest hiphop act in Mexico for many years, is bringing its brash and political show to Milwaukee’s Rave this month.

An example of their clenched-fist political work is the hit “frijolero”, which uses a florid version of both English and Spanish. Notice the mocking “gringo” accent.

Jo Ellen Burkholder is an archaeologist at UW–Whitewater specializing in Andean cultures. Her position is within the Women’s Studies Department. In between her semesters in the classroom on campus she is often in Peru and elsewhere in Latin America, either participating in the excavations that archaeologists conduct to uncover relics of the time before the arrival of Europeans, or leading students to begin their own discovery of the richness of the region’s heritage.

Dr. Burkholder uses a short film made by the Peruvian government to explore the idea of cultural heritage and how it is packaged and presented. Here is a link to that film, which was cleverly shot in the town of  Peru, Nebraska.

At the present she is preparing another travel study experience that will depart next spring.

The festival website provides the showing schedule, location and cost.