Migrant Songs is a choir performance that combines stories and songs from human and non-human migrants. This experimental visual and sound performance incorporates interviews with migrants living in the city of Albuquerque who come from many parts of the world, including Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, The Philippines, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, and Vietnam, to name a few. These stories of human migration are woven together with bird songs from the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico to explore how we think about migration, our sense of home and dislocation, as well as the biological role of song in both humans and non-humans. This piece will take place on March 28 and 29, 2019 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the 2019 Revolutions International Theatre Festival.
Composers: Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Candice Hopkins and Raven Chacon, Peter Gilbert, Marya Errin Jones
Conductor: Lina Ramos