Left to right: BettySoo, Dumbfoundead, Ruby Ibarra, River Run North, Lyrics Born
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, celebrating the significant yet sometimes overlooked role of AAPIs to the fabric of American culture and society. With the recent rise in anti-Asian racism and violence, it’s more important than ever to amplify the diverse AAPI voices, cultures and traditions that have helped shape American culture.
Today on our blog, we’re excited to share a fun new playlist that highlights the contributions of AAPI artists to contemporary music across a wide range of genres, featuring songs from five past Levitt performers like Lyrics Born, Ruby Ibarra and Run River North. Listen to folk, rock, rap, EDM and more from AAPI musicians across the country—scroll down or head over to our Spotify to listen!
Using Levitt Pavilion Denver as a case study, a new white paper examines the role of community identity, collective memory, shifting perceptions and equitable belonging over time
What is, and what should be, the role of the arts in communities undergoing change?
A new white paper, Listening to the Music of Community Change: Findings froma Pre/Post Research Study at Levitt Pavilion Denver, examines to what degree the development of a new cultural asset like an outdoor music venue plays a role in perceptions of a neighborhood and park over time, using Levitt Pavilion Denver as a case study. The study’s release follows a pandemic-fueled wave of interest in public spaces and offers timely insights for civic leaders, practitioners and funders seeking to build more equitable and thriving public spaces.