Quick 15min excerpt taken from a recording of a live set played at Club Congress in Tucson.
It’s the proverbial gila monster in the room––that thing that everyone knows but nobody wants to talk about. The uncomfortable fact, in plain view: in our lifetime we will see vast water shortages in Arizona. The water is running out. But when exactly will sand flow from the faucet? Nobody can be sure, and many[…] See more ⇒
And then everything changed. In less than a month, the largest student movement since 1968 has swept Mexico, changing the course of a presidential election and sparking the first popular opposition to the country’s television duopoly. To say that political events in Mexico are moving quickly would be an understatement. In the final days leading[…] See more ⇒
In the Sonoran Desert, no calendar is needed to know that May has turned to June, and that we face a long dry stretch before we can count on tasting the delicious monsoon rains. Across central and southern Arizona the season is marked by the blooming of the saguaro cactus, the plants covered with thousands[…] See more ⇒
Part four of La Otra Arizona series. This month the Supreme Court is expected to take on Arizona’s SB1070, the now-infamous immigration bill signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer in 2010. As with any Supreme Court case, SB1070 has traveled a long road of litigation to get to this point: decisions by lower courts,[…] See more ⇒
Collaboration between physical theater groups Nemcatacoa (Bogotá), Carpetbag Brigade (San Francisco, CA) with music and words by Verbo•bala (Tucson, AZ) and Hojarasca (Carmen de Viboral, Colombia). Debut in Carmen de Viboral and later performed in Bogotá at the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro. Videos from the creation process in El Carmen de Viboral, Colombia:
Are you a native Arizonan? Were your grandparents natives? As centennial celebrations continue in Arizona, this word keeps coming up––native––but not in the way that one would expect. Perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that in Arizona, the word native is more frequently used to describe people born here, rather than people who have indigenous roots[…] See more ⇒
As celebrations ensue for Arizona’s anniversary of statehood, it is fitting to remind ourselves that it is a centennial––as in, one hundred years young. As a legal entity fully entered into the United States, Arizona is just a generation and a half old. And besides, the vast majority of people who call themselves Arizonans today[…] See more ⇒
Porque el sol es grande grande y nosotros pequeños pequeños, buscamos ser soles, los muchos todos que somos. No es fácil ser cuando hay tanto que hacer, con todos los quehaceres y todo lo que debemos a nuestros deberes. Porque de tierra está hecha la tierra y de hecho todo está hecho de tierra: los[…] See more ⇒
Omar Montaño – Cascabel by dirtyverbs En marco del 6º Encuentro Internacional de Poesía Caracol, Tijuana, BC, México. Septiembre del 2011. Grabación por Logan Phillips. Descarga las 9 canciones / Download all 9 songs.