California has been called the most diverse state in the country. People come from across the world to make their homes here. People of color now make up about 60% of the state’s population, and 112 languages are spoken in the Bay Area alone.
The Califas Festival -- which runs through November 17 -- is a multidisciplinary arts celebration that seeks to tell some of the stories of this multifaceted state of ours. The festival presents both professional and non-professional artists, and is put on by the Triangle Lab, a collaboration between Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda. KALW’s Hana Baba sat down with Rebeka Rodriguez of Intersection for the Arts to find out more.
REBEKA RODRIGUEZ: The truth is, artists are thinkers, artists are problem-solvers. Artists are not necessarily someone who’s high up in an ivory tower.
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