Since 2011 INTAKE has been celebrating women in the arts trough a concert on International Women’s day. A lot of our audiences in the United States were not aware of this important date of the influence of women composers, performers, and artists.
What do artists do during the day? What are their houses like? How did they start playing an instrument? Did they come from a musical family? What kind of artistic resources did their hometown offer them? And most importantly, HOW will this unique art form be preserved?Continue reading
We are delighted to be writing from Quito-Ecuador at this time! INTAKE is proud to continue our international partnership with the United States Embassy in Ecuador since 2010 and to have the opportunity to follow-up and go deeply into a long-dreamed project incorporating afro-Ecuadorian, African-American, and afro-Caribbean roots, cultures and their diverse forms of expressions through music.Continue reading
Today was a tremendous day for The Sister City Project of Norwalk/Nagarote. The Sister City Project of Norwalk/Nagarote is a partnership between the people of Nagarote, Nicaragua and the Greater Norwalk Area of Connecticut that focuses on sustainable community development and breaking the cycle of poverty for the most disadvantaged children in Nagarote. Today we celebrated with them their completed twenty-nine successful years of partnership!
Last night, audience members packed the house for the premiere of “Compadre Huashayo”! The documentary screening, panel discussion and concert represented a mixture of Ecuadorian, Afro Ecuadorian and North American music and culture.Continue reading