Wednesday, January 09, 2013

2013 events

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Monday, March 08, 2010

2010-2011 upcoming events

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

2010 events

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

November 12, 2009: Princeton University, NJ

Roundtable at Princeton University, NJ, featuring scholars and artists Raquel Z. Rivera, Wayne Marshall, Marisol LeBron, Miguel Luciano, Ines "Deevani" Rooney and DJ El Niño.

Monday, July 27, 2009

August 2009


Please join me and the rest of the Alma Moyó crew, on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 10:00pm.

Camaradas Bar & Restaurant
2241 1st Ave / 115th street, NYC

Description, from Alma Moyó director Alex Lasalle:
"We as Children of the African Diaspora have the mission to always preserve our customs, beliefs, and ways of life. La Bomba being Puerto Rico's oldest living cultural tradition is Alma Moyo's Cosmic Mission. It is the reason for us doing what we do. Let us join in as a community, as a family, to celebrate at Camaradas Bar & Restaurant our Afro-Boricua/Afro-Caribbean Legacy to the sounds of Soul Stirring Drums, Uplifting Songs, and Captivating Dances. $5 Cover."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

July 2009: Estilo Hip-Hop and Reggaeton double feature!

JULY 17, 7:00 PM

Estilo Hip-Hop and Reggaeton double feature:
screening, book presentation and dialogue

I have the honor of presenting the book I just co-edited titled Reggaeton (Duke University Press, 2009) alongside the documentary Estilo Hip-Hop on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 7 PM. The event is part of a series organized by the Latino Artists Round Table at the Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle (66 Street and Broadway).

Estilo Hip-Hop is a powerful documentary that chronicles the lives of three hip-hop enthusiasts from Chile, Cuba and Brazil, focusing on the ways that art and youth politics connect. It will be airing nationally on Global Voices on PBS WORLD on Sunday June 28, 2009. Here's the trailer:

ESTILO HIP HOP Trailer from 1SOULDESIGNS on Vimeo.

Reggaeton is the anthology I co-edited with Wayne Marshall and Deborah Pacini Hernandez that explores reggaeton’s local roots and its transnational dissemination. The book also discusses the genre’s aesthetics, particularly in relation to those of hip-hop and reggae; and explores the debates about race, nation, gender, and sexuality generated by the music and its associated cultural practices.

From hip-hop to reggaeton, this July 17th event will be devoted to Latin American and Latino youth culture, popular music, politics and education.

I am extremely happy that my co-presenters that night will be the Estilo Hip-Hop directors, Loira Limbal and Vee Bravo, fellow beat junkies who love music just as much as they love the dreams of freedom that music can inspire.