Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with writer Patrick Dobson, musician Pablo Sanhueza, community activists Steven Curtis and Diosselyn Tot Velasquez, and performer Boris Tudeth.
Patrick Dobson is the featured writer/author of “A Brief Infidelity and Other Trances,” Saturday March 25 from 7pm -10pm at Prospero’s Books. In association with Spartan Press and The Prosepero Institute of Disquieted P/o/e/t/i/c/s, is proud to present book #27 in the Prospero’s POP Poetry Series:”A Brief Infidelity and Other Trances” by Patrick Dobson.
Prospero’s 1800 W. 39th St. KCMO
Patrick Dobson is an award-winning writer, scholar, and poet. Patrick has lived and worked most of his life on the fringes of the Great Plains in Kansas City, MO. His second book concerns his trip from Helena, MT, to Kansas City in a canoe. Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). His first book, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Canoeing the Great Plainswon the 2016 Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award and the 2016 High Plains Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Both books are published by the University of Nebraska Press.
Patrick earned a doctorate in American History and Literature in 2013. He teaches American History and Western Civilization at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.
When he is not teaching, Patrick builds bridges with Ironworkers Local Union #10 in Kansas City.
Pablo Sanhueza is a Chilean born and raised latin percussionist and bandleader. Since his arrival to Kansas City in 2003 He has distinguished himself as one of the foremost young exponents of Latin American and Caribbean music across the midwest. Since 2005, Pablo has led Makuza, a Kansas City based eight piece contemporary salsa ensemble, his latin jazz quintet as well as freelancing for many projects. Most recently Pablo is co-leading The Kansas City Latin Side All Stars, a project in collaboration with The American Jazz Museum.
Although primarily self taught, Pablo has enjoyed the guidance of Jazz saxophonist and composer Bobby Watson, with whom he toured Europe in 2006, appearing at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Red Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Pablo also has studied with Afro-Cuban legends Jesus Alfonso, Sandy Perez, ( Muñequitos de matanzas) & Felipe Villamil ( Master artist at National Endowment for the Arts, Congolese masters Titos Sompa & Mabiba Boegne, Brazilian mestre Carlos Barrao ( Axe Capoeira), Senegalese drummer choreographer Fara Tolno and Zimbabwean choreographer, percussionist Rujeko Masango (Tony award winning first dancer and director of Broadway’s Fela Kuti the musical)
In recent years Pablo has found himself performing alongside some of the Latin Jazz legends and African drumming masters who inspired him in his early years. Poncho Sanchez, Titos Sompa, Dave Valentin and Bobby Watson are among the international artists Pablo has had the honor to play with. Under the influence of jazz, west and South African music, Pablo and his team present high energy music able to move and connect with very diverse audiences
Steve Curtis –Community Housing of Wyandotte County (C.H.W.C) Kansas City Kansas based non-profit
Director of Community Building & Engagement
Director de la construcción de la comunidad y participación
Movilizadora de la comunidad
CHWC, Community Building & Engagement Team, strives to create friendly and safe environments, providing families neutral places to gather and interact with one another. Provide programming and resources to inform and promote opportunities for neighbors to work together and address their concerns.
CHWC, Community Building & Engagement Team (el equipo de la construcción de la comunidad y participación), se esfuerza por crear ambientes amigables y seguros, propveyendo a familias sitios neutros para reunirse e interactuar uno con el otro. Al igual, proporcionan programación y recursos para informar y promover oportunidades para los vecinos a trabajar juntos y abordar sus preocupaciones.
Boris Tudeth- Drag king. Russian. Greasy. Hairy. Confused. Host of THE BIG TIME SHOW at Hamburger Mary’s, Kansas City Sundays at 8pm. So what is the BIG TIME Show? It’s comedy. It’s fun. It’s drag. It’s like Saturday morning cartoons. Only there’s no cereal. And there’s a Russian guy! Trust Mary…You’re gonna love it!
You can find Boris Tudeth on Instagram boris_tudeth and on Facebook.
3700 Broadway KCMO