01-12 The Idaho Mexican Music Project

Thursday, November 02, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Galleria III

This live event will not be recorded.

Chair: Steven Hatcher (Idaho Commission on the Arts)

Forum participants:

Stacey Brown-Sommers (MindLink Resources)

John LeMay (Feat1stFilms)

Valeria Montelongo (Idaho Commission on the Arts)

First set to motion in 2017, the Idaho Mexican Music Project is an evolving, long-term effort to document musicians and musical traditions throughout southern Idaho. Documentation from the summer of 2019—audio/video interviews and performances—provided ample material for the Idaho Commission on the Arts to engage with this often-underrepresented community. This media forum highlights the first effort to produce public programming from the documentation. A small collective of project partners will discuss the larger project, the process to create short films of the twenty bands and musicians that were recorded, and will present several of the completed films.