I am ultra-excited to be a part of Spanic Attack’s 5th year anniversary jam this Sunday in the Bronx!
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 canciÃ³n, â€œSudaca Bronx Jamâ€ 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 Galleryâ€™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 â€œSud-aka-Bronx,â€ or â€œSuda-Cabronx!â€ the latest event in the galleryâ€™s summer matinee series is a summit of sorts, joining urban spoken word performers with singer-songwriters in the nueva canciÃ³n tradition.
A movement in Latin American music developed in the 1960s in the Southern Cone, nueva canciÃ³n combined folk music with politicized lyrics.
Featured artist Rafo RÃ¡ez, a Lima, Peru-based singer and composer who made his mark in the mid-1990s with his Psych/Prog album â€œSuicida de 16 y otras canciones,â€ will make his New York City debut.
Other performers include: Oscar Bermeo, Edwin Torres, Rebio DÃaz, LaTasha Diggs, el objeto, Jarana Beat, Los Charlatanes, R-Tronika and LaSovietika. Photographers JonÃ¡s 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.