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LOUD!

Living - Opera - Understanding - Diversity

Premiering in early 2021 will be Arizona Opera’s new video series, LOUD! (Living Opera, Understanding Diversity). LOUD! is the brain child of Teniqua Broughton (founder and CEO of VerveSimone Consulting) and Luis “Weezy” Egurrola (Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Epik Dance Company and coach of the Hip Hop Squads of both the Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns). This new video series is designed to connect communities near and far through discussions with diverse cross-sections of the community, showcasing arts and culture in the West, and highlighting stories that are focused on music and grounded in their sometimes-surprising connections to the world of opera.

Teniqua Broughton said, “I applaud Arizona Opera and its management team for not only embracing, but showcasing the importance of celebrating the diversity of BIPOC people through this new video series. Our goal is to shine a light on a number of robust BIPOC arts and cultural organizations, businesses, and people that truly give each of our ‘cities of focus’ their flavor, their spice, and their ultimate uniqueness.”

“Weezy” Egurrola commented, “Music – including opera – is a great equalizer. It will be fascinating to discover and share how music and the arts overall enhance not only people’s lives in general, but how they help to define specific communities throughout our country.”


Meet the Creators:

Teniqua Broughton

Teniqua Broughton

Co-Creative Director

 

Luis "Weezy" Egurrola

Luis "Weezy" Egurrola

Host
 


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Episode 2:

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Arizona Opera is deeply grateful to our 2020/21 Reimagined Season Lead Digital Sponsors, Ron and Kay McDougall
LOUD! Is made possible, in part, by Manley Films
Lead Digital Sponsorship of the Connection Lab provided by Ron and Kay McDougall. Additional sponsorship is made possible, in part, by the Arizona Community Foundation and Manley Films.