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Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson faces down 'Rona in 2020; and a profile of Flor de Nopal, an emerging star of the Tucson music scene.

flor de nopal on stage hero Flor de Nepal on stage in February, 2020.
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Arizona Spotlight

January 7, 2021

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Featured on the January 7th, 2021 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

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  • Arizona Spotlight freelance contributor Adiba Nelson tells Mark about confronting her worst fears over the holiday season. As Adiba‚Äôs 11-year old daughter Emory was recovering from spinal surgery, her close-knit family - including her own mother - all contracted coronavirus. Listen to an essay by Adiba from April of 2020 called "'Rona needs to stay away!".
Adiba and Emory Adiba and Emory.
Courtesy of Adiba Nelson
  • And, hear the unbound musical spirit of Flor de Nopal, a non-binary multi-instrumentalist who is rapidly becoming an important and distinctive name in the Tucson music scene. You can also watch the television version of this profile produced by Andrew Brown for Arizona Illustrated on PBS 6. And, you can find Flor de Nopal's latest release, "EP 2" here.

flor de nopal cello spotlight Bea Velazquez, Flor de Nopal, practicing cello.
Andrew Brown / AZPM

flor de nopal family photos spotlight Siblings Mariana and Bea Velazquez going through some family photos.
Andrew Brown / AZPM

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