Excited to travel home for a brief stay at the end of this week…future abrazos to you in Boston and Brooklyn!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th, NOMADIC PICÓ 2.0, BOSTON
[Photo: Ernesto Morales, full set from last year’s event here]
Nomadic Picó Picante 2.0 lives this weekend, with the support of The Boston Foundation’s Expressing Boston initiative! This year we’re teaming up with community partners the Boston Cyclists Union, Egleston Square Youth Center (YMCA), Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, A program of IBA- Inquilinos Boricuas En Accion and the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway to host stops along the route, promote a larger cross-section of community engagement and use global dance music as a catalyst to explore the city’s diversity.
A huge plus of having a pre-charted route is the capacity to invite DJs from different communities across Boston to play at the stops. Riverport DJ of El Salvador joins us with a pan-Latin mix of bachata, tribal Ecuador (yess) and Latin house, El Canito Maravillosa with freestyle, salsa, merengue and boogaloo and DJ Kid Afrik with makossa, ndombolo, funana, zouk, hiplife and more.
All love 2 Ethan, Ling and Ricardo for putting in the blood sweat & e-mails to make this happen.
Various stops across Boston, 2:30 - 9 PM, full details on Facebook
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th, L.E.A.D. MUSIC FESTIVAL, BROOKLYN
Sunday I’ll hop on the Lucky Wah for the first incarnation of the Latin Electronic Alternative Dance Music Festival at Bossa Nova Civic Club (thx to Chris Video!). I’ll be on at midnight set on the second night, in good company of Maracuyeah, Volvox, Selma Oxor among others repping Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, México, Cuba, Puerto Rico y mucho más (check the roster here)- no se lo pierdan!
Bossa Nova Civic Club, 1271 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, 5 PM - 4 AM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30th, PICÓ PICANTE & QUE BAJO?!, BOSTON
Picó hermano / Colombo-Venezuelan DJ-musician / cultural producer / artist-hacker-curator Oxycontinental and I will be teaming up for a special Picó Picante - Que Bajo?! party with tropical bass bebes Uproot Andy and Geko Jones. Excited to be invited back to DJs on the Harbor series for some end-of-summer breezes at the ICA, one of my favorite outdoors spots in Boston. Join us!