Articles by: Paul Alonso

DJ EU: “Puerto Rico is my background; Atlanta is my sound”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features DJ EU, a Puerto Rico-raised and Atlanta-based DJ. He talks about his journey into the DJ industry, his LatinX cultural background, and his experience as the official DJ for Atlanta United FC Team. Created by Paul Alonso, Hybrid Atlanta is a video interview series with […]

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Chef Maricela Vega: “Decolonized cuisine empowers people to grow their own food [VIDEO]

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Mexican chef Maricela Vega. She talks about decolonized cuisine, sustainable food industries with locally-sourced products, and her entrepreneur experience with her food pop up Chicomecōātl. Maricela is the chef at Atlanta’s 8arm restaurant. Created by Paul Alonso, Hybrid Atlanta is a video interview series with […]

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Nino Augustine: “The urban genre is going to be just a big gumbo of music” [VIDEO]

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Nino Augustine, an Atlanta-based rapper and musician from Panama. Nino talks about his multicultural identity and how being exposed to early Panama reggae and Atlanta hip-hop influenced his music. Created by Paul Alonso, Hybrid Atlanta is a video interview series with local artists and creatives […]

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COVID 19: Atlanta’s Arts Community & LatinX Culture [VIDEO]

The COVID-19 pandemic has paralyzed the normal life of our city and the world.  Music, arts, performance events are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Our artists and entrepreneurs are struggling.  The Latinx and other vulnerable communities are wrestling in numerous ways.  But it will end.  Y resistiremos.  Stay at home. Be […]

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Sam Ramirez Herrera: "We shouldn't glorify starving artists" [VIDEO]

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Sam Ramírez Herrera from Off Tha Record, an Atlanta based content creation agency by “creatives who give a damn.” Sam talks about owning the narrative, the relations between creativity and entrepreneurship, her dad’s candy store dream, and the growth of Atlanta’s latinx community. Created […]

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