USD’s College of Arts and Sciences Sponsors Musicians and Artists from the U.S. and Mexico in Binational Border Music Project

Common Ground Voices /La Frontera is a week-long community music and peace-building project which includes workshops, presentations, and concerts on both side of the border.

26 artists from across the U.S. and Mexico, including 3 USD students, will participate in the residency which aims to focus on forced migration, identity, place, belonging and shared humanity through art, music, and theatre-making in this politically charged and historically contested region.

Two free public performances in Tijuana and San Diego will take place at the end of the residency.

The concert program, entitled “Sueños, Visiones: Another Possible World,” will feature choral works by Mexican and American composers and incorporates improvisation, movement and narration into an immersive concert experience for the audience.

What:                         San Diego Concert                              Tijuana Concert

When:                        March 8 – 7:30 p.m.                           March 9 – 5:30 p.m.              

Where:                        Bread & Salt                                       CECUT – EL CUBO                         

                                    1955 Julian Ave.                                 Paseo de los Héroes No. 9350

                                   San Diego 92113                                Zona Urbana Río

During the residency, participants will also take part in rehearsals both at USD and the Centro de Artes Musicales in Tijuana.  Rehearsal activities include active listening exercises, Theatre of the Oppressed games, healing circles and reflective dialogue.  There will also be a visit to Friendship Park located in Playas de Tijuana.

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Sponsors Include:

Campus Compact

Via International

Bread & Salt

Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical

Centro Cultural de Tijuana

Centro de Artes Musicales


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Lissette Martinez
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