Join us for a live-streamed performance by Dorian Wood and La Victoria.

28 Oct
5:00 pm
Add to Calendar 2020-10-28 17:00:00 2020-10-28 17:00:00 Déjenme Gritar (Let Me Scream) by Dorian Wood + La Victoria Join us for a live-streamed performance by Dorian Wood and La Victoria. Occidental College America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Oct. 28, 2020

Join vocalist Dorian Wood and mariachi ensemble La Victoria for an evening of love letters and laments dedicated to community members who are unjustly detained. In this expression of collective grief and community, they will offer songs and words that ring true in our hearts and unify us in these darkest of times.  

This event will be live-streamed from the Occidental College campus.

Dorian Wood seeks to glorify both the sanctity and irreverence of intimacy. Through the use of their corpulent body and booming voice, Wood revels in challenging the artist-audience separation, using subject matter informed by their position in society as a nonbinary person of color and an autodidact. Their work has been showcased in concert halls and performance spaces around the world, including at The Broad, REDCAT, The Stone (New York) and Teatro De La Ciudad (Mexico City). As a musician, they have released over a dozen recordings. Wood's recent Chavela Vargas tribute project XAVELA LUX AETERNA debuted at the Festival de Arte Sacro in Madrid in 2019. 

Photo Credit: Laura Pardo

La Victoria
From strong foundations in Mexican folk music, La Victoria preserves sounds that reflect her city. Led by Vaneza Mari Calderón, this project shares the music of her parents with younger generations and with people from various backgrounds. From rancheras to oldies, La Victoria will take you on a journey through places, moments in time and emotions.   

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This program is made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.