This week’s entertainment events: Latinx art and pumpkin jazz

Lilian Lara, “Catrina”, 2021.
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ART

Finding Your Voice: Culture and Community in Latinx Art, 4-5 p.m., Oct. 8

This panel of Latinx artists, educators, and community leaders discuss how advocacy and promotion of a love of the arts is informed by Latinx culture, history, and experiences. The conversation explores the impact of these relationships on communities and creative voices.



Insights and discussions with artists and educators Rafael Fajardo, Richard Armendariz and Lilian Lara discuss cultural management and how to strengthen artistic excellence in the Latinx community of Colorado and beyond. Moderated by Alex Sanchez, Founder, President and CEO of Voces Unidas de las Montañas, the first advocacy organization created and led by Latinos in the central mountain region. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, free, but registration is required (event will also be streamed live). andersonranch.org

MUSIC



Anees with Michael Minelli, 9 p.m. October 8

Anees is an independent singer-rapper from the Washington DC area. His music includes melodies that make the ears dream, sublime rhymes and vulnerable lyricism. His rare fusion of pop and hip-hop with an R&B tone is often compared to artists such as Mac Miller, Russ and Chance the Rapper. He imbues his songs with fine intention, crafting lyrics to inspire introspection and good vibes. He passionately believes that music is meant to help others heal. Belly up, $25 to $125. Bellyupaspen.com

Anees performs Belly Up on October 8.
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Pumpkin Jazz with The Ted Piltzecke Septet, starting at 5 p.m. on October 14

TACAW and the Basalt Public Arts Commission present Pumpkin Jazz 2022, an evening of free jazz music in Willits and downtown Basalt.

The evening begins with performances from 5-7 p.m. at various locations around Willits and downtown Basalt and continues with “Vibes on a Breath” by the Ted Piltzecke Septet at 7:30 p.m. at TACAW.

Piltzecke spent 14 summers working for the Aspen Music Festival and School and was director of the jazz program for eight years. The Ted Piltzecke septet includes four horns, bass, drums and vibraphone. “Vibes on Breath,” a new album the outfit is working on, features mostly jazz standards or tunes from the Great American Songbook carefully curated to be accessible to any listener. The septet focuses on live performances before taking the music to the studio for recording. Free. tacaw.org

Ted Piltzecke directed the jazz program at the Aspen Music Festival and School for eight years.
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FILM

“All that breathes”, 7 p.m. on October 13

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and Aspen Film are teaming up to present filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s award-winning film, “All That Breathes“, at the Isis Theater. Sen’s film received the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (2022), Best Documentary Film at the Cannes Film Festival (2022) and was shortlisted at the New York Film Festival (2022). Although the story focuses on a regional climate crisis in India, the film is an exploration of the connection between humans and other species, how location influences these connections, and how climate change is impacting on all of us, wherever we are in the world. we live.

“I’m not interested in doing conventional ‘nature-based’ programming or ‘wildlife’ documentary,” Sen said. “My focus is not limited to the lives of the human protagonists or the lives of the birds. The city itself – replete with numerous human-animal ensembles – appears in the film as a character.

The film tells the story of two brothers – Nadeem and Saud – who dedicate their lives to the chimerical effort to protect the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to New Delhi’s ecosystem that falls from the sky at a alarming speed. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the brothers spend day and night caring for creatures in their makeshift basement avian hospital, helping birds return to the skies and providing a fascinating chronicle of coexistence. inter-species. Tickets: $20; $15 for ACES and Aspen Film members. aspenfilm.org

“All That Breathes”
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For more events, visit aspentimes.com/entertainment/calendar.


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Jennifer R. Strohm