Transplanting a Tradition
Spark unearths the cultural richness in the Bay Area as immigrant artists transplant their cultural traditions. Chinese classical painter Li Huayi, from the first generation of Cultural Revolution artists, reinvigorates Chinese landscape painting with his modern abstract vision. Striving to keep the pure form of danzón alive, Roberto Borrell and his band, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, enliven the scene with passion and dedication to the performance of classic Cuban dance music. Continuing a tradition that dates back to his Moorish ancestors, Algerian artist Khalil Bendib paints ceramic tiles using methods that evoke another time and place.
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Meet Khalil Bendib who creates ceramic tiles using methods that evoke another time and place.
Orquesta La Moderna Tradición introduce a new generation to the sensuous pleasures of classic cuban danzòn.
See how Li Huayi blends western influences with the ancient Chinese art form of landscape painting.
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