The opening block party for Mural Arts Open Source pop-up bodega in North Philadelphia was rained out earlier this month, but a new date and new performer has just been announced. This Sunday, October 18th, from noon to 3 p.m., M.A.K.U. Soundsystem – a Brooklyn-based eight piece Latin roots rock band – will perform at the neighborhood celebration at 2200 North 8th Street. It’s their first appearance in Philly, so let’s make them feel welcome.
The party takes place right next to the pop-up community bodega space created by Philly artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez; the installation explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia. Continue reading →