On the heels of the upcoming Latin American Music Conference (LAMC) in New York City, WXPN’s Latin Roots and Afrotaino present Nuevofest, a multi-artist showcase celebrating the new sounds of Latin America. The event is free and will be held at the Trocadero on Sunday, July 12.
This year’s Nuevofest lineup has musical roots extending to Venezuela, Mexico, Dominican Republic and more. Bands scheduled to perform are Southern California-based art-core band iAparato!, El Salvador Ska band Adhesivo, Latin Rock fusion band Zakke, ex-lead singer of Venezuelan rock band Viniloversus-turned-solo act Rodrigo Solo, Dominican rap duo Agudos Clef, the Monterrey, Mexico party starters Mexican Dubweiser, and the tropical bass beats of DJ Precolumbian.
Latin Roots Live! is inspired by the bi-weekly World Cafe® radio series Latin Roots in which Dye explores a variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. The first show in the series was a free concert with Chilean/French GRAMMY-winning vocalist Ana Tijoux in April 2015. The Latin Roots Live! is made possible through a grant by the William Penn Foundation.
Now in its third year, the Nuevofest has previously featured unknown indie acts like torch singer Irene Diaz, the Goth-Cumbia band Minitk del Miedo, and Peruvian reggae & dub band Laguna Pai.
RSVP for this free show here.
Agudos Clef did a Key Studio Session last February. You can listen to it here, and sample it below, along with a video by Rodrigo Solo.
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