.: Latin Music Fest - Behind the Scences
LCA Music Director: Pavel Polanco
Conducted and performed own compositions both nationally and
internationally, such as in Europe, Latin America, and various regions of the
Compositions have been performed by musical ensembles,
including The Boston Mountain Chamber Players, Schola Cantorum, and the
award-winning choir, Coro de Cámara del Instituto de AIM.
Arranged and performed for the following musical groups/artists: The
Barrio Band (2002), Conjunto Jabalí (2002), Los Gatos Band (2003), Fuego
Latino (2005-06), Grupo Candela (2005-06), Del Sur Son (2005-06), Olor a
Café (2001-present), Romolo Castro (2006) Guillermo Anderson (2006),
Roscoe Mitchell (2005) and Hector Tricoche (2006). Duties included playing
piano, Latin percussion instruments, as well as performing on vocals and bass.
Served as director, founder, and performer of the Madison,
WI based Latin ensemble, Grupo Candela. Organized concerts, booked gigs, and
led and organized rehearsals.
(2001-Present) Co-founded and performed
with the music ensemble, Olor a Café. Organized national concert tours
and performance schedules. Presented guest lectures about Latin American Music.
(1999-2002) Accompanied and worked as a vocal coach for opera singers at the
University of Arkansas.
LCA Art Director: Marisol Diaz
Currently a student, graphic designer, radio host, and
mother, this girl has got it all goin' on! Here's a latina who never stops
pursuing her goals, and is always up to something.*** At an early age, Marisol
was interested in design concepts and creation. When she was in middle school,
she became interested in computers and computer art/design. It was then that
she decided she wanted to study Art in college to pursue a career in Graphic
Design. In high school, at the tender age of 16, she enrolled in an internship
program, where she got her first job in the graphics industry as a proofer,
making proofs of projects for clients to view before their project was sent to
print. After she graduated, she went to Waukesha County Technical College, to
obtain an associate degree in Printing and Publishing. After that, she decided
to continue going to school and pursue a bachelor degree in Art with emphasis
in Graphic Design, at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
LCA Production/S & L Director: Juan Ortiz & JP
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Music Programmer/ Host DJ Wiry
Salem Communications - Peter Horn
Host - Marisol Diaz
Host - Tina