Can music offer a pathway to belonging? After living years in between things and often feeling like they don't belong, Denver-based creatives, Mireya Rinna, Molly Gallegos, and Felicia Gallegos Pettis, invite you to experience how music has provided a space of healing from experiences of exclusion in the past, to finding their voice and a sense of belonging in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
About the Performers
Mireya Rinna is a musical director, band leader, vocal arranger, and vocal harmony specialist. The harmonies she arranges heal and uplift her audiences; quite simply, her music is not just heard, it is felt. She has worked with notables such as Daniel Valdez, Felicia Gallegos Pettis, Scott Surine, and Dale Backus. She is currently the Musical Director for Song of Pueblo (music by Daniel Valdez). She lives in Arvada with her husband, Dennis, and her dog, Joey.
Molly Gallegos is a proud Westwood based artist and DJ. She is one half of Ciudad Reina, an arts collaborative that brings immersive "AlterLatine" musical experiences into Denver's most culturally rich neighborhoods. Molly also hosts Super Sonido on KUVO every Sunday at 4pm where she explores what it means to be Latinx, using music as the guide. Artistic expression as a means of cultural and identity exploration is at the heart of everything she does. You can catch up with her work at @_mollegria or @ciudadreinaco
Felicia Gallegos Pettis, born and raised in Colorado, has spent her years living in neighborhoods with deep cultural connections; from the south and east sides of Pueblo to the westside and northside of Denver. Her work is diverse, consisting of performance, counseling, and professional administrative support. She has been a professional vocalist for 25 years and an actor for 15 years. Her artistic projects are service-oriented, meant to enlighten, educate, and uplift.