Coordinated by Catalina Maria Johnson (USA), music journalist, Beat Latino; with Consuelo Arbelaez (Colombia/Italy), director, CA Musica; Mercedes Caxaj (Guatemala/Canada), co-artistic director, Sunfest.
In this new not-quite post-pandemic reality, what’s next? We’ve had the immense pleasure of welcoming global latin@s to 5 previous networking sessions, and the world has changed so much our languages have created new words for new realities. In difficult times, we as latin@s are so creative and forward thinking not to mention resilient, what do we think the next phase of this brave new world looks like? How can we support each other as we face and navigate these new realities? What are best practices in these times? How can we respond to the limited governmental arts support in many of our countries? We welcome artists, managers, tour managers, media, presenters, festival directors, record labels, and curators and all working or interested in working with U.S. Latino, Latin American, Iberian and Iberian-American musics in any capacity. Let's share, converse, be present to one another!