Performance artist and activist Kilusan Bautista has a personal brand of hip hop theater. His latest work, ‘Universal Filipino,’ is a solo theatrical piece debuting in New York this weekend. Jocelyn Gonzales sat down with Bautista to find out more about his background and art in an interview for TheFilAm.
Through Story Studio, an innovative ESL program operating in five public middle schools in NYC, immigrant children learn English through telling personal stories they have developed, written and illustrated themselves.
Young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel is inspiring young musicians in Los Angeles. Reporter Pilar Marrero produced a story about him for our radio partner Studio 360.
The intrepid director of ‘Lone Star,’ ‘The Secret of Roan Inish’ and ‘The Brother From Another Planet’ is tackling a little-known episode in American history, the Philippine-American War and subsequent colonization.
Using the genre of Latin soap operas as a starting point, artist Viva Ruiz conceived a biting pastiche and performance art piece called “Immigrantula” about the struggles of undocumented immigrant workers in New York.
At a street fair in Queens, the multifaceted South Asian community came together for a celebration of art and music, but also to talk about pressing issues in their community like foreclosures and domestic violence.
2010 marks the 200th birthday of the composer Frederic Chopin. For Polish immigrants his music has special meaning. FI2W’s Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story for WNYC on the community’s response to the great composer.
The sights and sounds of the 31st annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival in New York City.
Watch a video about a Salvadoran DJ in Washington, DC who brought the community together though music, and became an accidental activist for immigrant rights.
If you want to make a living as a belly dancer, Detroit is the place to be, according to the latest radio piece by Fi2W and WDET reporter Martina Guzman.