Karla Lara and José Antonio Velásquez
Presented in cooperation with Witness For Peace Renowned Honduran resistance singer, feminist organizer, poet and performer Karla Lara performs with virtuoso jazz musician, pianist and composer José Antonio Velázquez. Their music addresses the struggle for justice and self-determination against the forces of capitalism, racism, and patriarchy in Honduras and globally. They sing to free those who have been unjustly incarcerated and denied their right to protest, about our world, and about this powerful time when women continue to be present and to live life singing!
KARLA LARA is a singer, feminist, member of the Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia (Broad Movement for Justice and Dignity), and columnist for the Honduran newspaper El Libertador. A native of Honduras, Lara has toured throughout Central and South America, the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, where she performed at the 2011 World Social Forum in Senegal. Since 2004, she has released four albums, and has an extensive unedited musical repertoire reflecting the identity of the Honduran people, of their hope, with the faces and testimony of women, from a feminist political perspective.
JOSE ANTONIO VELASQUEZ is a virtuoso jazz musician, pianist, and composer, known for his musical versatility. He has accompanied Karla Laras musical work since 2007, is a founding member of Hibriduz Jazz ensemble, the musical director of the Jazz Trio HN, and a member of the group Cien Años.
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