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Borderlands of the San Joaquin Valley

Variety Show, Experimental/Perf. Art, Musical, Staged Reading
"Borderlands of the San Joaquin Valley" is a live multi-media story-telling event featuring film, poetry, youth radio, theatre & conversation to challenge the common misunderstanding that the Central Valley is an agricultural wonder of the world because of a magical mixture of technology, capital, and land. We will be shining a light on the communities of people who have come to the Valley from around the world with cultural, social and ecological farming knowledge that has helped to build the farming industry and who skillfully criss-cross cultural borders dozens of times a day as they shape the landscape of the San Joaquin Valley. Borderlands will present stories, performances, music, and food from this wide variety of immigrant communities. We're lucky enough to be working with diverse and dynamic actors and soulful musicians, powerhouse poets, thoughtful historians, and captivating storytellers, who will all be sharing their stories at "Borderlands." Tickets are sliding-scale, from $20 - $50 each, and include local food by Chef Tanisha. The evening's line-up includes: Live music from Lance Canelas, Lupe Martinez + Janaki Jagannath A performance of “Ours to Lose” Play, written by Yia Lee, directed by Rich Barnes, produced by Dawn Trook, acted by Fong Xiong, Ka Vang, Fuchi Thao Youth-produced audio pieces about personal food histories A conversation between food scholar Nina Ichikawa and Buddhist priest Brian Nagata about the history of Buddhist temples in the Valley Screening of the Pan Valley Institute documentary "From Our Roots (Desde Nuestras Raíces)" along with stories by women from the film - Myrna Martinez, Rosa Lopez, and Dayanna Sevilla Art by Patricia Wakida + Janaki Jagannath Poetry reading by Marisol Baca + Aideed Medina AND a new Cal Ag Roots audio piece featuring Janaki Jagannath, Isao Fujimoto, Nikiko Masumoto, Cecelia Tsu and others! One night only-- don't miss it! Check our website for even more information:
multi-media;story-telling;live music;food;theatre;podcast;multicultural;poetry
Event Info: (530) 756-6555
Ages: all ages
Price: $20-$50
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 • Wed 3/21/18 at 4pm-7pm 
 • Wed 3/21/18 at 4pm-7pm 

Merced Multicultural Arts Center
address  645 W. Main St.
 Merced, CA  95340
phone (209) 388-1090