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concert without borders 2020

BNAI’s Concert Without Borders 2020 is being held virtually and divided into two presentations.

 

The first virtual concert was celebrated on September 15th, 2020 to coincide with Mexico's Independence Day.

The second concert will be held on January 1st, 2021 at 12:00pm MST (-7 GMT). See the premiere of these works with participants from Arizona, Sonora and Switzerland while welcoming the new year!

 

 

 

No More Walls

 

Producers/Productores

Juan Carlos Barrera (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Philip Bynoe (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Lyrics/Letra

Seth Polley (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Ramón SOS Rodríguez (Naco, MX)

Music/Música

Juan Carlos Barrera (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Singers/Cantantes

Carolyn Toronto (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Ramón SOS Rodríguez (Naco, MX)

Bass/Bajo

Philip Bynoe (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Double Bass/Contrabajo

Lisle Ellis (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Requinto

Faustino Rodríguez Denton "Don Tino" (Naco, MX)

Guitars/Guitarras

Juan Carlos Barrera (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Derek Dickson (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Percussion/Percusión

Cleve Jones (Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA)

Trumpet/Trompeta

Jesús Manuel Martínez (Agua Prieta, MX)

Trombone/Trombón

Octavio León Ayala (Agua Prieta, MX)

Piano

Lori Keyne (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Keyboards/Teclados

Carolyn Toronto (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Ingenieros de Sonido/Sound Engineers

Philip Bynoe (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Juan Carlos Barrera (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Frank Tornoe (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Recorded in/Grabado en

Secret Space Studios (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

On location by Onirica Productions (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Mixed in/Mezclado en

Chasing Light Studio (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Video Production/Producción de vídeo

Oniricaproductions.com

Production Assistants/Asistentes de Producción

Bijoyini Chatterjee (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

César Emmanuel Delgadillo Valenzuela (Naco, MX)

Director, cinematographer and editor/Director, cámara y editor

Juan Carlos Barrera (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)

Turn!

 

Words/Letra
Seth Polley


Music/Música
Lori Keyne


Bailarinas/Dancers (Naco, Sonora, MX)
Juliana Bojórquez
Jaylene Bórquez
Beydaali Durazo
Naily Macías
Lihan Núñez
Regina Villa


Coreógrafo
Roberto Villa (Naco, Sonora, MX)


Coro/Choir
Soprano

Maryann Hockstad (Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA)
Alba Ibarra (Mexicali, Baja California, MX)
Christina Jarvis (Tucson, Arizona, USA)


Contralto
Lori Keyne (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)
Heidi Lodge (Elfrida, Arizona, USA)
Susan Marcus (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Aki Nakajima (Switzerland/Suiza)
Kozue Pitt (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)


Tenor
James Callegary (Tucson, Arizona, USA)


Bass/Bajo
Christopher Eastoe (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Spencer Hunter (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Mark Jarvis (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Ben Silvis (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)
Coro de Niñas/Children’s Choir
Camila Vargas Aguilar (Naco, Sonora, MX)
Natalia Vargas Aguilar (Naco, Sonora, MX)

Assistant Chidren’s Choir Director/Asistente del Coro de Niñas
Aurelia Bravo (Naco, Sonora, MX)

Guitarra/Guitar; Bass/Bajo; Saxófon Tenor/Tenor Sax
Francisco Barrios (Agua Prieta, Sonora, MX)


Alto Sax/Saxófon Alto
Catalina Keyne-Polley (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)


Percussion/Percusión
Cleve Jones (Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA)


Ingenieros de sonido/Sound Engineers
Francisco Barrios (Agua Prieta, Sonora, MX)

Lori Keyne (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)


Videographer/Videógrafo
Francisco Barrios

Dime Niño de Quién Eres?

Traditional Christmas carol

Coro/Choir
Soprano
Maryann Hockstad (Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA)
Alba Ibarra (Mexicali, Baja California, MX)
Christina Jarvis (Tucson, Arizona, USA)


Contralto
Lori Keyne (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)
Heidi Lodge (Elfrida, Arizona, USA)
Susan Marcus (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Aki Nakajima (Switzerland/Suiza)
Kozue Pitt (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)


Tenor
James Callegary (Tucson, Arizona, USA)


Bass/Bajo
Christopher Eastoe (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Spencer Hunter (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Mark Jarvis (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Ben Silvis (Bisbee, Arizona, USA)


Coro de Niñas/Children’s Choir
Camila Vargas Aguilar (Naco, Sonora, MX)
Natalia Vargas Aguilar (Naco, Sonora, MX)


Assistant Chidren’s Choir Director/Asistente del Coro de Niñas
Aurelia Bravo (Naco, Sonora, MX)


Guitarra/Guitar
Francisco Barrios (Agua Prieta, Sonora, MX)


Percussion/Percusión
Cleve Jones (Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA)


Ingenieros de sonido/Sound Engineers
Francisco Barrios
Lori Keyne


Videographer/Videografía
Adrián Erivez (Naco, Sonora, MX)

Dancers/Bailarines
Esthela Bórquez (Naco, Sonora, MX)
Nahomi Bórquez (Naco, Sonora, MX)
Lupita Chavez (Naco, Sonora, MX)
Michael Estrada (Naco, Sonora, MX)
Gabrielle Martán (Naco, Sonora, MX)


Choreographer/Coreógrafo
Roberto Villa (Naco, Sonora, MX)

Lyrics

Tell me, Child, where you come from,

all dressed in white?

“I come from the Virgin Mary

And the Holy Spirit.”

Resound with happiness

the songs of my land

and long live the Child of God

born on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve comes,

Christmas Eve goes.

And we will go

And will return no more.

 

 

Letra

 

¿Dime Niño, de quién eres,

todo vestidito de blanco?

“Soy de la Virgen María

Y del Espíritu Santo.”

Resuenen con alegría

los canticos de mi tierra

y viva el Niño de Dios

que nació en la Noche Buena.

La Noche Buena se viene,

La Noche Buena se va.

Y nosotros nos iremos,

Y no volveremos más.

Custodia

 

With words by Mexican poet Octavio Paz and music by Lori Keyne (Bisbee, AZ), this adult chorus performance will incorporate dance movements choreographed by Roberto Villa (Naco, MX) and Nahomi Bórquez (Agua Prieta, MX).

Participants include musicians and singers from Japan, Switzerland, Pennsylvania, Mexicali, Hermosillo, Agua Prieta and Arizona.

 

Japanese baritone opera singer Shingo Sudo, who was supposed to be present for the original concert, will instead be part of the virtual performance. 


 

About Custodia

Octavio Paz was among Latin America’s most famous literary figures and a dominant force among Mexico’s cultural elite for decades. He wrote poetry, plays, essays, criticism, and biographies, and his interests included modern painting, linguistics, literary theory, history, and politics. His collection of essays, The Labyrinth of Solitude, defined machismo and the treacherous Malinche for generations of readers. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990 and many other prizes, he directed the journal, Vuelta, and several others. Paz was born in Mexico City in 1914 and died there in 1998. He was married for more than twenty years to the accomplished novelist Elena Garro and then to the Frenchwoman, Marie-José Tramini. He had one daughter, Helena Paz Garro. He traveled widely, in Berkeley and New York, then served as ambassador of Mexico in Paris and India, where the poem “Custodia” had its birth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taken from Underwood, Leticia Iliana. “AUTOMORPHIC STRUCTURES IN THE GRAMMATICAL SPACE OF ‘CUSTODIA.’” Dispositio, vol. 15, no. 40, 1990, pp. 27–51. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41491385. Accessed 10 Oct. 2020.

“Custodia” is part of an anthology, Ladera Este (Eastern Slope), influenced by Paz’s studies of Eastern religions. In the words of Ana Cornide*, “All is one, the erotic and the sacred, the East and the West, the poetic and the mythical, the form and the content, the signifier and the signified, the yes and the no, the masculine and the feminine, but without losing autonomy. The entire body of Paz’s work, where the images and themes (solitude, communion, desire, eroticism, the bridge, the other, the other bank, the fusion of opposites) disappear and reappear, moved by an internal rhythm, resembles “Custodia…”

 

“Custodia” represents reconciliation—our message for today’s world.

Dr. Beth Henson, Historian for the Bi-National Arts Institute

*Ana Cornide is an Associate Professor in the Spanish Department at the University of Arizona

Shingo Sudo

 

Is a Japanese baritone singer, born in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kunitachi College of Music.

 

He won second place at the International Competition for Opera Singers “SPAZIO MUSICA” in Italy and was the winner of the International Valsesia Music competition.

In 2006, his brilliant performance in the 37th Competition for Singers of Italian Opera earned him the state’s Siena grand award. Shingo also received the highest prize and song award in the 42nd Japanese-Italian vocal competition.

 

Shingo is currently performing as part of The Fujiwara Opera Group and is an adjunct instructor at Kunitachi College of Music. 

 

His solo debut CD, “ARIE Opera Arias” is now available through Sony music.

Custodia was officially released on this page and we are proud to announce that more than a dozen organizations from US and Mexico are sharing it through their websites and social media platforms:

Mexican Consulate, Douglas, AZ: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/douglas

Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, MX: http://diplomaciacultural.mx/canal/douglas/

 

City of Naco, Sonora, MX: https://www.facebook.com/quimicalupitaduartemolinares

 

Cochise College, Cochise County, AZ: https://www.cochise.edu

 

U.S. Department of State: https://eca.state.gov/programs-and-initiatives

 

Arizona Commission for the Arts: https://azarts.gov

 

Onirica Productions, Bisbee, AZ: https://www.facebook.com/OniricaProductions

 

Centro de Atención al Migrante Exodus, Agua Prieta, Sonora, MX: https://www.facebook.com/camexodus

 

UNAM Tucson: https://www.unamtucson.org

 

Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance: https://arizonapalestine.org/about.html

 

City of Bisbee, AZ: https://www.bisbeeaz.gov 

 

City of Douglas, AZ: https://www.douglasaz.gov 

 

City of Agua Prieta, Sonora: https://www.facebook.com/pantallasAP

 

Binational Migration Institute, University of Arizona: https://bmi.arizona.edu/

 

Latin American Studies, University of Arizona: https://las.arizona.edu/

 

 

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The Bi-National Arts Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Bisbee, AZ. Working on each side of the U.S. Mexico border (Arizona and Sonora), we cultivate the arts through training, performance and exchange opportunities for the youth and adults of our region. As a catalyst, the Institute channels the creative expression of music, poetry, film and other media by celebrating our shared human experience across the border.