This year’s Festival created an over-the-top Latin performance art, music, and culinary experience that celebrated Puerto Rican and Latino culture and history, as well as its present and future in downtown Manhattan. Avenue C from 6th to 12th street reclaimed its role as a hub of Latino creativity and culture in the city and the nation, as this year’s festival featured offerings and acts from the neighborhood and from all over the United States, from East L.A. to Puerto Rico.
Calma Carmona’s musical background is as varied as the different cities where she lived and grew up. With her music denominated as Latin Soul, Calma Carmona has a display of influences ranging from Sade, Theolonious Monk and Santana, Ismael Rivera, Al Green, even PJ Harvey, La Lupe and Tina Turner. Her sound is painted with… View Article
As part of the new attractions Loisaida Inc. will host the Artistic residency by Papel Machete, a theater collective that will work with Loisaida residents in the creation of a piece about the stories of community struggle and resistance in the neighborhood. 10 day Cantastoria Workshop on theatrical narrations through music and visual art. Statement… View Article