Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, April 11:
FELA COMES TO TUCSON, and AZ Illustrated Arts host Elizabeth Burden spoke with cast members, including entertainer Michelle Williams. The traveling musical dramatizes the life and music of the Nigerian superstar Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who intertwined music, spirituality, politics and the cult of celebrity in a unique way.
LOW RIDERS, are a cultural phenomenon in the Southwest, and no less in Tucson. University of Arizona Professor Chuck Tatum's book, Lowriders in Chicano Culture, From Low to Slow to Show, sheds light on the multi-faceted cultural tradition of the low rider. Luis Carrión reports.
HIP HOP CULTURE includes many forms of expression - rap music, graffiti art, slam poetry, fashion and film. UA Professor Alain-Philippe Durand, author of Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World tells Elizabeth Burden what the culture represents.
TELL US A STORY, and Odyssey Storytelling is just the venue for it. Founded in 2004 with the mission of creating community - one story at a time. Once each month, people from the community share their unscripted, real-life stories with an audience. Here's Jerry Diaz's story.