Activism

DeVotchKa's Shawn King on Dreaming Sin Fronteras, art and immigration

DeVoktchKa's Shawn King may not think too highly of didactic protest songs, but he has devoted himself to Dreaming Sin Fronteras: Stories of Immigration and American Identity, a massive theatrical collaboration about "dreamers": undocumented students who have been in the United States since they were children and are seeking a clear path to citizenship. Working with local director José Antonio Mercado and fellow music director Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli, King has curated a lineup of nationally renowned musicians to bring their talents to the stories of undocumented youth. In advance of the March 21 opening, Westword spoke with King about the project.

See also: Poet Yosimar Reyes on the power of personal narratives

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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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