Something special happened at Murmur last month. On Saturday, April 16th, Latin communities all over the U.S. celebrated the birth and life of tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla, and Broad Street was no exception. For one magical evening, the venue was filled with latinx faces, music, and dancing. Drag performers from Buford Highway and East Atlanta Village paid tribute and the sounds of everyone singing along en español spilled out onto the street.
This birthday celebration was the first of many installments in Josephine Figueroa’s current ¼ Program Residency at Murmur. Through this new resource, she feels that she could have the biggest impact on her community of like-minded xicanas and latinx identifying people. She recently began the artist collective, Somos Sur, to explore what it means to identify as latinx in the South, within the artistic Atlanta community, and beyond. Upcoming events will include a film series as well as a group exhibition.