Culture Lab Detroit presented Migguel Anggelo's acclaimed show "Another Son of Venezuela" at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) as part of the museum's Friday Night Live! concert series. Anggelo, the Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born dynamo, was joined by his virtuosic band The Immigrants to create a kaleidoscope of vocal theatrics and poetic storytelling that is both hilarious and touching.
Developed with and directed by Obie Award winner David Drake and musical director Mau Quiros, "Another Son of Venezuela" explores the very personal immigration themes of love, loss, family and national pride, as well as the challenges of claiming an authentic identity in the United States. By combining Latin, pop and folk music classics with his and Quiros' original compositions, Anggelo forges a new music-theater experience in an increasingly bilingual world.
This performance was part of Culture Lab Detroit's Fall 2016 program which engaged with internationally reputed artists, architects, and theorists to explore the concept of Walls – reconsidering the theoretical, historical or speculative structures that define our lives. Migguel Anggelo's work employs the language of theatre and the poetics of musical storytelling to contend with the complexities of the immigrant experience, dismantling the conventions of navigating divergent worlds by showing us how we're all connected.