In the Mix: Conversations with Artists…Between Races

Sat, 02/28/2009 - 3:00pm

Lou Diamond Phillips in Camelot

Mixed Race is the fastest growing minority in America. The arts have opened up new ideas through colorblind casting, fusion in music, the visual arts, and literature. Just as each racial/ethnic group influences and changes artistic styles and movements, Mixed Race artists help to create fusion and bridge cultural and traditional differences. In the Mix: Conversations with Artists... Between Races airs Saturday, February 28 at 3 p.m. on AM 1370 and WXXI-FM HD 91.5-2.

Hosted and produced by Dmae Roberts, In the Mix: Conversations with Artists... Between Races is a personal exploration of Mixed Race. Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges and bringing to light interracial issues and themes, Roberts takes listeners on a journey to understanding what it means to be of Mixed Race. This special features artists of all different disciplines and races.

The documentary features Lou Diamond Phillips, writer Lisa See, playwright Heather Raffo, conceptual artist/writer damali ayo, poet Robert Karimi, musican Phillip Blanchett, visual artist Phyllis Fast, Oregon Shakespeare actor Demetra Pittman, and Thomas Lauderdale of the band Pink Martini.

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