Mixed Race is the fastest growing minority in America. The arts have opened up new ideas through colorblind casting, fusion in music, visual art, and literature. Just as each racial/ethnic group influences and changes artistic styles and movements, Mixed Race artists help to create fusion and bridges cultural and traditional differences.
"In The Mix: Conversations with Artists...Between Races" is a one-hour radio documentary hosted and produced by Dmae Roberts. Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges and bringing to light interracial issues and themes, Roberts takes us on a journey toward understanding what it means to be of Mixed Race.
This is a NPR-news friendly 54 minute one-time special featuring artists of all different disciplines and races. The documentary features Lou Diamond Phillips, Writer Lisa See, Playwright Heather Raffo, Conceptual Artist/Writer damali ayo, Poet Robert Karimi, Musican Phillip Blanchett, Visual Artist Phyllis Fast, Oregon Shakespeare Actor Demetra Pittman and Thomas Lauderdale of the band Pink Martini.
As President-Elect Obama stated at the end of his Acceptance Speech: “For that is the true genius of America -- that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow."
Featuring music by Pink Martini and Paumyua.