Tsvetana Paskaleva is a Bulgarian documentary film-maker who has devoted her life to documenting the Armenian soldiers defending and fighting for the independence of Nagarno-Karabakh (Artsakh). She has produced over 170 documentaries the conflicts in this region. She received the highest award of Armenia in the field of journalism, the Movses Khorenatsi Medal. In addition, she has showed her films to the US Congress, United Nations, Amnesty International, and other organizations in defense of the Armenian community of Nagarno-Karabakh.
A professional opera singer and researcher with a PhD in Communication Sciences and MA in Composition for Audiovisual and Film. Dr. Isabel Villanueva joins the podcast to discuss her research and collaboration with international Opera Houses and organizations in developing strageties to connect with young audiences
Sevag Mahserejian and Dr. Esteban Cordoba dive into their travel adventures in Japan.
A fountain of creativity and an outpour of artistic expulsions have led renowned artist Vahe Berberian to dive into the various yet unifying realms of playwriting, painting, directing, writing, acting and stand up comedy. Vahe joins the podcast in discussing the world of art, his personal journey, the contrast between good&bad art, information&wisdom, theatre and much more. For more information on Vahe and his work, please visit www.vaheberberian.com
Author, Activist, and Professor at UCLA, Willivaldo Delgadillo joins the podcast to discuss the history of Ciudad Juárez, his former and current novels, and the interesting experience of growing up on the border of Mexico and the United States.
Architect, Filmmaker, Designer joins the podcast to discuss the world of architecture, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed reality, and the art of storytelling.
Nick de Carlo is a PhD student studying Linguistics at UCLA. He joins the podcast to discuss language, its effects on culture, as well as music and travel.
Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, and Producer Ara Dabandjian (of Element Band) and Musician/Singer Aren Emirsian (of Harmful and Germany's Rinderwahnsinn) join the podcast celebrating their collaboration on a new album entitled Papak. The collaboration fuses Western-Armenian poetry with music composed, performed, and sung by both Dabandjian and Emirsian.
WWOOFer (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), Traveler, and advocate for Co-Operative Living - Saro Sahakian joins the Bate Forte Podcast.
Cinematographer/Photographer Mr. Margos (Margos Margossian) joins the podcast.
For more about Mr. Margos and his work, visit http://www.margosmargossian.com/
Simone Tenda, a Dutch squatter, avid traveler, an advocate for sustainable living, and a dear friend of the Podcast joins Sevag and Esteban during her first trip to Los Angeles.
Daniel Cooper is a PhD student studying Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA. A friend and travel companion of both Sevag and Esteban, Daniel joins the Bate Forte Podcast in discussing art, Spanish politics, traveling, and more.
Drummer/Musician and avid traveler, Armen Meshefejian, joins Sevag and Esteban on Episode 3.
Benjamin Moser is known for his biography and translations of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector and he is currently working on the biography of Susan Sontag. Benjamin joins Sevag Mahserejian and Esteban Cordoba in discussing his most recent works and travels. www.benmoser.com. www.bate-forte.com. www.sev86.com.
Sevag Mahserejian and Esteban Cordoba jump into their first podcast: Isolation Tanks, Pizzicotto, Gluten Free Diets, Mexican History, and more.