Gitana Productions http://news.stlpublicradio.org en From Jazz To Salsa: A Cross-Cultural Celebration Of Shared Musical Roots http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-salsa-cross-cultural-celebration-shared-musical-roots <p>Latin and jazz musicians will share the stage at Union Avenue Christian Church Saturday, June14 in a concert organized by Gitana Productions. The concert, called “Karamu: Fiesta of Latin and African American Music,” will explore the shared musical heritage of Latinos and African Americans.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:33:16 +0000 Camille Phillips 36782 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From Jazz To Salsa: A Cross-Cultural Celebration Of Shared Musical Roots Paintings, Plays And Puppets Mark Black History Month In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/paintings-plays-and-puppets-mark-black-history-month-st-louis <p><em>St. Louisans can explore the area's broad past including black history through larger-than-life puppets, Gee’s Bend, Ala., quilters and exhibits by members of the Alliance of Black Art Galleries.</em></p><p>The recently formed <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/32911/alliance_black_galleries_092313">Alliance of Black Art Galleries</a> will debut its first collaborative exhibit in February in connection with St. Louis’ 250th birthday celebration.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 04:19:02 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33295 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Paintings, Plays And Puppets Mark Black History Month In St. Louis Gitana Productions Explores The Challenges Of Mixed Identity http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gitana-productions-explores-challenges-mixed-identity <p><a href="http://www.gitana-inc.org/">Gitana Productions</a>’ Executive Director Cecilia Nadal is the product of a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother.&nbsp; She spent her early years in the Latino culture Puerto Rico and Panama before the family settled in her mother’s hometown of St. Louis.&nbsp; So she understands the challenges for a person trying to bridge two cultures.</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 03:11:20 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Steve Potter 27818 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gitana Productions Explores The Challenges Of Mixed Identity Gitana’s ‘Faces Of Love’ Features Al-Andalus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gitana-s-faces-love-features-al-andalus <p>For 15 years, <a href="http://www.gitana-inc.org/index.htm">Gitana Productions</a> has presented an annual “Faces of Love” concert in an effort to bring people together through the power of music, dance or theater.&nbsp; This year’s concert features <a href="http://www.andalus.com/">Al-Andalus</a>, an ensemble that performs music that originated in the Southern part of Spain at a time when Jews, Muslims and Christians lived together peacefully, creating beautiful music together.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 02:36:51 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 9809 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gitana’s ‘Faces Of Love’ Features Al-Andalus