News: ‘Spread that love’: Choir! Choir! Choir! stage U.S.-Mexico border singalong

CTV News
By Jonathan Forani
October 14, 2019

With barbed-wire dividing them, hundreds of singers joined a Canadian music group Sunday in dual performances at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The two founders of Toronto-based Choir! Choir! Choir! led separate choirs on either side of the border in a live-streamed performance of “With a Little Help from My Friends” by The Beatles. Daveed Goldman took to the stage at Border Field State Park in San Diego, Calif., while Nobu Adilman led a choir in the nearby Mexican border town of Tijuana.

“We hope people get super inspired by it and just having people come together, sing together across a border and spread that love,” said Adilman in a video promoting the event.


News: ‘Our Voices Together Will Transcend Barriers’: At ‘Powerful’ US-Mexico Border Choral Event, Participants Sing The Beatles

Common Dreams
By Andrea Germanos
October 14, 2019

Hundreds of people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border joined voices on Sunday afternoon to sing The Beatles and send a message that “our voices together will transcend barriers.”

The event, which took place simultaneously in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico, was organized by Canada-based singing group Choir! Choir! Choir! along with ArtPower at UC San Diego.


News: ‘We stand with you’: Choir!Choir!Choir! performs at U.S.-Mexico border

By Zulekha Nathoo
October 14, 2019

Toronto choral group stages cross-border performance Sunday in San Diego and Tijuana

The Toronto-based singing group Choir!Choir!Choir! staged a performance Sunday at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the decision was based on a desire to foster community rather than on politics alone.

With a barbed wire fence and border patrol dividing two groups of drop-in singers, one located on the beach at Border Field State Park in San Diego, Calif., and the other just metres away in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, the popular choral group performed a rendition of With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles.


News: ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’s’ Samin Nosrat on success, San Diego and finding her superpower

San Diego Union Tribune
By Michele Parente
October 6, 2019

Samin Nosrat needed a rest.

Rocketing to culinary stardom will do that to you.

“Until this summer, when I took six weeks off, I was going nonstop for seven years,” said Nosrat, 39, a San Diego native who grew up in University City. Nosrat catapulted to fame with the 2017 publication of her first book, “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking,” a New York Times best-seller which was then turned into the wildly popular Netflix series by the same name.


News: Indo-Pak Coalition boldly leaps jazz and South Asian music borders, with a distant nod to Barry Manilow

San Diego Union Tribune
By George Varga
October 5, 2019

As Princeton University’s Director of Jazz Studies and as the leader of the borders-leaping trio Indo-Pak Coalition, Rudresh Mahanthappa embraces traditional and contemporary music. That he does so with his Indo-Pak Coalition by fusing of-the-moment jazz and age-old South Asian genres is perfectly in character for this award-winning saxophonist, who was born in Italy, grew up in Colorado and attended college in Boston, Chicago and Denton, Texas.


News: Choir that unites strangers comes to border wall for Oct. 13 concert

San Diego Union Tribune
By John Wilkens
October 4, 2019

A Canadian-based choir that brings together strangers to learn songs and perform them will be at Border Field State Park for a concert on Oct. 13.

“Choir! Choir! Choir!” plans to have singers performing on both sides of the border during the event, scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

“When you sing with others, you become bonded in ways that strengthen yourself and expand your sense of community,” Nobu Adilman, one of the group’s founders, said in a statement. “The opportunity to experience this with the people of San Diego and Tijuana, across borders and languages, is very exciting.”


News: La frontera entre San Diego y Tijuana será el escenario de un concierto que unirá a EUA, Canadá y México

San Diego Union Tribune
By Tania Navarro
October 3, 2019

Si San Diego y Tijuana fueran un par de hermanos se podría decir que nacieron juntos y que, en algún momento de su crecimiento alguien impuso una barrera que los separó.
Pero a través de un concierto que se realizará el domingo 13 de octubre, justo en la frontera entre ambas comunidades, tijuanenses y sandieguinos quieren demostrar que a pesar de las políticas que buscan dividirlos su amistad sigue manteniéndolos unidos.


News: Sounds of East, West to converge in ArtPower concerts at UC San Diego in La Jolla

La Jolla Light
By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt

There will be some interesting East-meets-West sounds on the UC San Diego campus this fall, mixing progressive jazz with traditional South Indian music, 1960s Cambodian pop with American and British indie rock, Filipino folk music with Los Angeles electronica and hip-hop. If you’re a fan of global music, here are three ArtPower shows you won’t want to miss.


Press Release: ArtPower at UC San Diego Announces its 2019–20 Season

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La Jolla, CA—ArtPower at UC San Diego’s 2019–20 season features over 30 performances by internationally renowned artists and ensembles. This season, ArtPower celebrates the inclusion of a diversity in ideas, styles, and cultures and the globally-engaged series brings artists into direct conversation with the San Diego community.

This year, the Global Music series focuses on artists modernizing Asian music, updating conventions with contemporary performance. Presenting in collaboration with La Jolla Playhouse, the series opens with Dengue Fever, recognized for their blend of 1960s Cambodian pop and psychedelic rock. In the spring, ArtPower celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi with “the best party band in years” (NPR), Red Baraat Festival of Colors is known for merging hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz, and raw punk energy.

Presenting performances down the coast of San Diego, the Dance series features Aakash Odedra Company performance at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla; Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M at Balboa Theatre in Downtown San Diego; and Rosie Kay Dance Company’s award-winning 5 SOLDIERS, at Liberty Station’s White Box. Other highlights this season include a conversation with James Beard award-winning cookbook author and the host of Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Samin Nosrat and award-winning chef, radio host, and restaurant owner Evan Kleiman; return of ArtPower favorite author David Sedaris; and a free, participatory concert at the U.S./Mexican border with Choir! Choir! Choir!—which will celebrate the unique friendship, culture, and community we share and highlight the beauty of the border region through song.

“Our commitment to excellence and exploration is unwavering,” says Executive Director Jordan Peimer. “And we invite you to not only experience your favorite artforms, but also to get out of your comfort zone and encounter something unexpected.”

ArtPower events take place in venues across the UC San Diego campus and around San Diego. Subscriptions go on sale Monday, July 1. Single tickets go on sale July 29. For tickets and more information, visit