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NEW LAND artists are freelance dancers, musicians, singers, teachers, and above all advocates, based in different countries and connecting in different ways from face-to-face to on-line. Besides skillfulness and virtuosity, the motivations that truly bring them together are humanism and self-identity, forming a flexible and dynamic “mestizo” collective with a timely sense of mission as global citizens of the Americas.
No matter their geographical location, they are cultural ambassadors at different levels carrying a conciliatory message that flourishes spontaneously from their mestizo identity and the multiple traditions behind them. They explore how Middle Eastern, Andalusian, West African and Amerindian elements interweave and are present in dance and music genres of the Americas, continuously rediscovering the connections between their contrasting cultural roots.
They are proud of their multiethnic heritage and enthusiastic about promoting intercultural dialogue through the performing arts, having a clever perception of the challenges of such communication and a high level of self-awareness of their mestizaje as a strength to achieve this purpose.