Ozomatli's Raul Pacheco on collaboration, creativity and Dreaming Sin Fronteras

When DeVotchKa'sShawn King approached Raul Pacheco to collaborate, he accepted the invitation with open arms. Despite being in the middle of recording, releasing and then touring for Ozomatli's new album, Place in the Sun, Pacheco carved out time to work on Dreaming Sin Fronteras: Stories of Immigration and American Identity, a multimedia, theatrical exploration of the true stories of dreamers: undocumented youth seeking a clear path to U.S. citizenship. The show opens Friday, March 21 at North High; in advance of Dreaming Sin Fronteras's two-day run, Westword spoke with Pacheco about creativity, Place in the Sun and the new production.

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

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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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