2018 Main Stage
2018 Main Stage Lineup and Schedule
11:00 a.m. Kick-off/Staging site: Avenue C and 10th Street.
Best viewing spot is on East 6th Street and Avenue C
East on 10th Street to Avenue D, south on D to 6th Street, west on 6th to Avenue C, right on C, north to 12th Street and ending at Festival’s Main Stage by 12:00.
Stage Line Up Itinerary:
Main Stage is located on the north-side of 12th Street and Avenue C.
12:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks and Jeannie Sol sings the National Anthem
12:05 p.m. Intervention with Jae Slim (HIP HOP)
12:10 p.m. Intervention with Dorill Initiative Youth Performance (ACAPELLA)
12:15 p.m. Kinto Zonó (PLENA)
01:00 p.m. Intervention with Isel & Lourdes from Teatro Breve
01:10 p.m. Eduardo Alegria y Desmar Guevara (CABARET)
01:30 p.m. 2018 Viva Loisaida Awards
02:00 p.m. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (LATIN ROOTS)
03:00 p.m. Palladium Mambo All-Stars (MAMBO)
04:00 p.m. Flaco Navaja & the Razorblades (SALSA)
05:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
More about the 2018 Main Stage:
Jeannie Sol is a member of Teatro Sea Children’s Theater in NYC. A Prominent. Singer, Actress, Comedian. She is a renowned performer whom has traveled the globe with the World famous Fania-Allstars with Celia Cruz, Ray Barreto, Eddie Montalvo, Johnny Pacheco to name a few.Ms.Sol is also title holder of the The Miss Informissima in Torrino reciepient of 4 HOLA awards and 2 ACE awards for her actoral and singing talents. She continues to bring her talents to children and adults . Thru hard work and dedication she continues to bring her talents to the masses.Ms.Sol continues her love of the Arts bringing her talents to Senior Centers and Schools.
Flaco Navaja is A fixture of the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café and star of both HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and the Tony-winning Broadway tour of the same name, Navaja has a way with words that is second only to his way with a song. An equally passionate performer in English and in Spanish, Navaja is an electric presence on stage, especially when backed by his band, The Razor Blades, a red-hot outfit complete with congas, timbales, keys and a killer horn section. Be there when this Bronx native brings his blend of nostalgic sound with brand-new spoken word.
Palladium Mambo All Stars keeping the Palladium era alive. All-Star musicians that played with all the Latin Legends. The Palladium All Stars have played at Bryant Park, Salsa Mondays at Taj, 2017 Taino Towers Festival and the Brooklyn Salsa Congress at Lincoln Center. This 14-piece band will surely make you dance!
“Palladium Mambo All Stars is a All Star ensemble that plays the music of the Palladium era; Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez are just a few of the styles under this group.”
Flaco Navaja and the Razorblades
There is a good reason singer why Flaco Navaja has the heart of a poet — he is one. A fixture of the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café and star of both HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and the Tony-winning Broadway tour of the same name, Navaja has a way with words that is second only to his way with a song. An equally passionate performer in English and in Spanish, Navaja is an electric presence on stage, especially when backed by his band, The Razor Blades, a red-hot outfit complete with congas, timbales, keys and a killer horn section.
“Be there when this Bronx native brings his blend of nostalgic sound with brand-new spoken word to the Downtown!”
Kinto Zonó is a new plena music ensemble bringing back the original “Quinto Sonó” songs of the street plena group founded by Sammy Tanco in the 1970’s Lower East Side. The new band was formed in 2017, under the direction of Nelson “Mateo” Gonzalez (who grew up at Rincón Criollo), Jorge “Georgie” Vazquez, and George “Nate” Velasquez. Kinto Zonó is an 11-piece ensemble consisting of two brass, piano, bass, and full-on percussion bringing the sounds of Puerto Rico with a modern twist and a New York style of playing plena and bomba. Their mission is to keep the musical tradition of Puerto Rico alive and fresh with a New York attitude.
“Kinto Zonó will bring back the songs of the street plena group founded by Sammy Tanco in the 1970’s Lower East Side!”
Singer and composer Eduardo Alegría and his group Alegría Rampante made their recording debut in 2015 with the release of Se Nos Fue La Mano (Discos Diaspora), a collection of songs partly concerned about the deterioration of the Island and the effects of the economic crisis. At the end of 2016, the band took a masterful show to the stage of the historic Teatro Tapia in Old San Juan.
Desmar Guevara is the Musical Director of the Award-winning Bronx based theater ensemble, Pregones Theater and PRTT. He has been pivotal in developing an original musical theater repertory that employs traditional Afro Puerto Rican instruments in unfamiliar and highly stylized settings. He is recipient of a 2002 National Theater Artist Residency Program Award from the Theater Communications Group and the Pew Charitable Trusts, a 2003 BRIO Award in Composition from the Bronx Council on The Arts, and a 2004 “Individual Artist Fellow” recipient from the New York Foundation for the Arts. 2008 Ford Foundation FY12 SUMMER CREATION FUND AWARDS NPN. Also Desmar has done many workshops on Musical Theater, Bomba, Plena and Jazz among other styles, through out the United States, Europe and Latin America.
“Eduardo and Desmar are a combination of talent that you will rarely witness, do not miss this one of a kind performance!”
M.A.K.U Soundsystem, based in New York City, are the innovators of immigrant beat, a unique sound that encompasses their immigrant experience. On stage M.A.K.U juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, electric bass, guitar, and vocals to create an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves. Born in 2010 the band has independently released two full-length albums, one EP, and toured across the U.S. with their fiery grooves. The band releases their new EP “Cinco Fuegos,” this summer.
“M.A.K.U Soundsystem is an immigrant band from New York City. With most of its members hailing from Colombia, M.A.K.U embodies an active quest for identity through sound and bodies in motion, and puts on a party for everyday people.”