Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera

An excerpt of the October 20, 2017 staged reading of Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera, performed at Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA).

Music Videos (filmed and directed by Diana Alvarez)

A Rainbow Before Me, filmed directed by Diana Alvarez for Bridge Artistx: Women, and Non-Binary and Genderqueer Artists at the Forefront of Innovative Arts Practice.

Performance Videos

"Todo Se Acaba" is healing ritual of resistance to end cycles of violence and oppression in my family and in the world. Everything indeed will end--abuse and oppression will end as soon as we address them. I sing to my mother, my grandmother, my sister, and my daughter across generations and time in order to heal our wounds.

Diana covers "Volver, Volver" by Fernando Maldonado at Mt. Tom State Reservation in Easthampton, MA. Recorded by Lashon Daley.

Pamela Means, "Color of the Skin," Official Music Video. From the Pamela Means album, "Plainfield" (2016). Directed by Diana Alvarez.


Diana Alvarez performs an original song, "Orphan's Heart/Orphan's Will" at LUNADA Literary Lounge, on Friday, June 9, 2017, hosted by Sandra García Rivera. LUNADA is the Bay Area's only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story.

Diana Alvarez covers Sam Cooke's "Change is Gonna Come" at Pamela Means' Plainfield CD Release Show, held at The Parlor Room (Northampton, MA) on March 25, 2017.

Sound Compositions

Sonifying Nepantla sound installation was exhibited at Ladybase Gallery in San Antonio, Texas in 2016 as part of El Mundo Zurdo: NEPANTLA: Theories and Practices Art exhibition, curated by Anel I. Flores, Co-Curator @ ARTery Space & Sarah Castillo, Co-Curator @ Ladybase Gallery.