sudaca/bronx/jam


sudaca/bronx/jam
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I am ultra-excited to be a part of Spanic Attack’s 5th year anniversary jam this Sunday in the Bronx!

Urayoán Noel will be hosting the poetry segment (starts at 4:00pm) featuring Edwin Torres, Latasha Diggs, and Oscar Bermeo.

Please spread the word and come on by if you get a chance.

Spanic Attack at Haven Arts Gallery
Sunday July 27th, 3-10pm, Free!

Sudaca: A pejorative term coined in Spain to refer to Latin American migrants, stemming from SUDAmeriCAno (South American). Perhaps related to sudar, from the Latin sud_re, to sweat.

Like Black emcees who claimed the N-word in the 1980s to subvert its racist history, a group of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean artists are flipping the script on the term sudaca.

Through a potent mix of photography, spoken word and nueva canción, “Sudaca Bronx Jam” will explore representations of sudaca, sweat and el Sud, the South.

It will all take place in the steamy South Bronx, at the Haven Arts Gallery’s new patio space, on Sunday, July 27 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Take the 6 train to 138th Street and Alexander Avenue, the first stop in the Bronx. The address is 50 Bruckner Blvd., Building A (walk south on Alexander to Bruckner).

Also dubbed “Sud-aka-Bronx,” or “Suda-Cabronx!” the latest event in the gallery’s summer matinee series is a summit of sorts, joining urban spoken word performers with singer-songwriters in the nueva canción tradition.

A movement in Latin American music developed in the 1960s in the Southern Cone, nueva canción combined folk music with politicized lyrics.

Featured artist Rafo Ráez, a Lima, Peru-based singer and composer who made his mark in the mid-1990s with his Psych/Prog album “Suicida de 16 y otras canciones,” will make his New York City debut.

Other performers include: Oscar Bermeo, Edwin Torres, Rebio Díaz, LaTasha Diggs, el objeto, Jarana Beat, Los Charlatanes, R-Tronika and LaSovietika. Photographers Jonás Hidalgo, Chris Kralik, Mar Cuervo and Adriana Mateos will exhibit their work.

Each musical artist or group will perform its own set, but they will also collaborate spontaneously, as some visual artists improvise.

www.spanicattack.com


Author: Oscar Bermeo

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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