Sabina Estrella Arias is a multi-faceted musician and mixed media artist from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She moved to LA in 2015 to study at the California Institute of the Arts. Her work mostly focuses on Mesoamerican figures and Indigenous cultures of Mexico.
While at CalArts, Aries formed Primero Sueño, First Dream, a band that creates exciting new sounds by exploring the intersections of music traditions from different cultures. “Everything I do revolves around an investigation of my identity, or Mexican identity. I think the work is especially important now because there are so many stereotypes about Mexicans that don’t really help us get anywhere… and I want my work to be an invitation to get to know more about my culture and the place that I come from and the beauty inside of it.”
For more information, visit: soundcloud.com/primerosueno
Arias’ work was highlighted during this season’s Finding Art.(c) 2018 SCVTV