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Announcing the Rap Opera Project, coming June 2017

December 19, 2016

Carlos Aguirre
Carlos Aguirre

Cellista Alexandra Sessler
Cellista (left), Alexandra Sessler (right)

We are reimagining the art form of opera to encompass one of the primary social musical languages of today - rap.  Master beatboxer/Rap Artist Carlos Aguirre will work with youth to help tell their stories through a new hybrid art form. The project will draw on socioeconomic issues affecting youth to create a narrative of their experiences living in San Jose.  The project will culminate in a workshop presentation of scenes from the work  and include noted artists Cellista and soprano Alexandra Sessler

This project is being funded by Silicon Valley Create's X Factor Grant.