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NUEVOFEST 2017: Schedule

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NUEVOFEST 2017: Schedule

This Sunday, July 16, Nuevofest 2017, a Latin-music festival hosted by Philadelphia’s WXPN and AfroTaíno Productions at FringeArts in Old City. You can catch all the action via VuHaus; check out the schedule below, and RSVP to attend in person here. 1:00 PM   Doors Open 2:00 PM – Pielago 2:50 PM – Mariachi Manchester 3:50 PM – Balun 4:50 PM – Rubio 5:50 PM – Buscabulla 7:00 PM – La Vida Boheme 8:20 PM – Javiera Mena 9:35 PM  – Tribu Baharu
Mariachi Manchester to croon the emo-sensitive lyrics of Morrissey & The Smiths with the sounds of Mexican sones & rancheras at NuevoFest

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Mariachi Manchester to croon the emo-sensitive lyrics of Morrissey & The Smiths with the sounds of Mexican sones & rancheras at NuevoFest

If you ask the members of California’s Mariachi Manchester about how they came to be, they’ll explain it quite simply that ‘It was only a matter of time before the Moz phenomenon fully merged with the mariachi musical crossroads’.  With their Mexican/Chicano roots, Mariachi Manchester (coming straight outta ‘Moz Angeles’) have stepped into the spotlight to croon the emo-sensitive lyrics of Morrissey & The Smiths in rhythm with the heart-string-pulling sounds of Mexican sones & rancheras, representing the emotional underbelly of LA’s Chicano love affair with the alternative music  ...
Hear the smooth roll of the snare and chunky organ riff of the Puerto Rican Reggae-Soul  band Piélago at Nuevofest

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Hear the smooth roll of the snare and chunky organ riff of the Puerto Rican Reggae-Soul band Piélago at Nuevofest

With a smooth roll of the snare into a chunky gurgling organ riff, the Puerto Rican reggae-soul band called Piélago has been making full strides in gaining popularity both on the island nation homeland and across the pan-Latin Reggae scene. But they aren’t just a one-drop ‘one-trick pony’ of an act: they can deftly switch up the tempo and genre, weaving together classic soul, bossa nova, folk-rock, and hip-hop with zero difficulties. Philly fans will easily compare them with the hometown heroes, The Roots, and Islanders will lean towards Cultura Profetica comparisons, but Piélago stands  ...
Tribu Baharú to make its Philly Debut at NUEVOFEST

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Tribu Baharú to make its Philly Debut at NUEVOFEST

Coming Sunday, July 16, NUEVOFEST is going to kick into hyperspeed once the incredible Tribu Baharú takes the stage. Over recent years, the Colombian ensemble has transformed into the modern day superheroes of the Afro-descendent folk genre called Champeta – a sonic gumbo made from hefty chunks of African genres like Highlife, Soukouss, Soweto Jive, sweetened with Afro-Caribbean rhythms like Soca, Calypso, Haitian Kompa, and then some. With its whirlwind tempos & stress-relieving melodies, this sound is undeniably therapeutic for the soul. But more importantly, Champeta is the  ...
Balún will introduce you to “Dream-Bow” NUEVOFEST 2017

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Balún will introduce you to “Dream-Bow” NUEVOFEST 2017

Imagine another world where Kate Bush, Aphex Twin, and My Bloody Valentine meet up to make music in a tropical rainforest cave. Got it? Now you have a clue of what to expect from Puerto Rican/Brooklyn act Balún at this year’s NUEVOFEST. Balún is giving us all the feels with their self-made sub-genre, aptly called DREAM-BOW. Fusing Caribbean dancehall & Puerto Rican ‘dembow’ (the raw, unmistakable backbone of reggaeton drum patterns) with spiraling kaleidoscope melodies is an infectious formula. Ethereal sweeps, slow-throbbing drum-n-bass, and whispery lullaby lyrics (hauntingly sung  ...
Catch Puerto Rican act Buscabulla has been making sweet trouble all year – see them at NUEVOFEST

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Catch Puerto Rican act Buscabulla has been making sweet trouble all year – see them at NUEVOFEST

The Puerto Rican act Buscabulla has been making sweet trouble all year. By completely living up to their artist name (which translates to “troublemaker” to you non-Spanish speakers), the Latin alternative music scene has been crushing on them hard. The day that Buscabulla creators Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo del Valle set out to transform an experimental Spanish language pop project into ‘the Caribbean music of the future’, they might’ve ruffled the feathers of tropical music purists at first, but in a quick span of a year or so, they’ve taken their act from Brooklyn warehouses to  ...
LA VIDA BOHEME TO HEADLINE NUEVOFEST 2017

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LA VIDA BOHEME TO HEADLINE NUEVOFEST 2017

Back with a musical vengeance, NUEVOFEST – a day-long music extravaganza celebrating the new sounds of Latin America returns this summer to Fringe Arts on Sunday, July 16th. The biggest one yet, NUEVOFEST’s eight band showcase is comprised of a diverse and wide array of alternative bands.  Over the year, these performers have expanded into new territory within their respective genres; Some of those bands are already regarded as soon-to-be-household names in their fan base circles, and some have already conquered the world over and over by staying on the forefront of their musical  ...
RSVP Now: For April’s Latin Roots Live event featuring ÌFÉ and M.A.K.U. SOUNDSYSTEM

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RSVP Now: For April’s Latin Roots Live event featuring ÌFÉ and M.A.K.U. SOUNDSYSTEM

Join us for a FREE Latin Roots Live! Dance Party on Monday, April 24, 2017 at World Cafe Live downstairs. Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. RSVP HERE   ÌFÉ is a bold new musical project from Puerto Rico-based African American drummer/producer/singer Otura Mun, who’s music is a powerfully progressive synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language. Mun, an Ifá priest or Babalawo in the Yoruba religion, has been a vanguard artist in the Puerto Rican music scene since his arrival there in the late 1990’s, producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many  ...