I’ll be casting my Picó love long distance for this month’s party. Every month without fail still nerdily excited to see this community grow. A great lineup, don’t miss out!
PICÓ PICANTE, Vol. 29
Friday, September 20, 2013. 9:30pm
Good Life Boston, 28 Kingston Street, Boston.
DJ Shomi Noise is a DJ/producer, musician, and writer with an established reputation in the Brooklyn underground scene. Her DJ sets include a creative mix of genres and sounds ranging from Latin dance music, hip-hop, electrohouse, reggae, pop, indie rock and anything else that gets people dancing. Shomi is the resident DJ of Azucar! - A Queer Latin Dance Party, the monthly Brooklyn Latin dance party that has received attention form national media outlets such as Univision and ABC news, as well as publications like Time Out New York and Go! Magazine, which named the party as the Best Latin Dance Party of NYC in 2012
Precolumbian is a philadelphia-based genderqueer dj, musician, artist, media activist, and popular educator. She transforms dancefloors into block parties with a unique blend of tropical rhythms, indie anthems, dark crystals, and booty jams from all over the globe. creating spaces that are positive, inclusive and safe; she works tirelessly to resist racism, misogyny and homophobia… in the club!
Local hero-via-Miami, Brizgnar [Swerve] and resident Oxycontinental warm up the floor for these two very talented DJs. Visuals by Hexbeam.
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!
[New neighborhood glow, Chapinero]
HOY is one month here in Bogotá, where I’ve relocated for the year to work on a Fulbright-mtvU ethnomusicology project. I’ll be researching new opportunities for artistic agency and self-representation for marginalized musicians, enabled by democratized access to digital music production tools and distribution / promotion networks.
I’ll soon be sharing full details of the project & longer-form articles on the program’s blog, and throughout the year I’ll be posting the process documentation aquí. Looking forward to a year full of learning, interviewing, connecting, storytelling, DJing, music production camino’ing, traveling, choriperro consuming.
Thanks truly for your support! xoxo