On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the Jazz Poets of San Antonio present two installments of “Radio Aztlán” as part of URBAN-15’s Sonic Provocations series.
A satirical radio show/podcast performed as live teatro, “Radio Aztlán” delves into the world of the “barriocosm” in a spoof of NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion.” In turns surrealist, hilarious, and biting, the show features Jazz Poets founder Eduardo Garza as the host of the Lalo Cavazos show, with Sylbia Garza, Dee Lusk, and Kiane Naranjo supporting as different characters on the show.
Following an opening segment, the “Aztlan” performers will slide into Jazz Poetry mode, with Garza, San Juana Guillermo, Mandy Lynn Lara, Shawn Sitton, George Moreno, Liz Vera, K.C. James, and Ray Z reading atop musical improvisation by the Jazz Poetry Band (E.C. Garza, Capitan Crush, Shawn Sitton, and Thom E.).
After a brief intermission, the Jazz Poets will present another installment of “Radio Aztlán,” followed by another jazz poetry session with Aaron Coffey, Wolf, Tina Uribe, Brian Mata, Jenn Morales, Mitchell Hornbeak, Monica del Fierro, Joyous Windrider, and Sylbia Garza.
This event is part of URBAN-15’s Sonic Provocations series, an experimental project whose aim is to provide a setting for sound artists to showcase original material, taking it out of the laboratory and into the ears of the public. Sonic Provocations offers artists the creative freedom to present their work beyond the constraints of audience expectation—and in turn offers audiences the opportunity to experience something acoustically different and unique.
Tickets are $10 presale at https://urban-15.ticketleap.com/radio-aztlan-of-san-anto/ and $15 at the door. Seating is limited to 80, and event is BYOB.