Entertainment/Entretenimiento

The Chamanas|Feel The Evolution

Click here to read my article published on Fusion Magazine.

“With great achievements and a personal loss, The Chamanas are facing 2017 with a force of inner strength and creativity. The group is made up of Paulina Reza on vocals, Alejandro Bustillos on drums, Manuel Calderón on bass and Hector Carreón on guitar.

Their upcoming album, Nea, is characterized by the tragic events the band has experienced. At the beginning of the recording process in October of 2016, Carreón’s brother, Nea, suddenly passed away…”

Photos: Darío Lizárraga

Joe Bataan performed as part of SummerStage 2016

Click here to read my story published on the Mott Haven Herald.

“Classic salsero gets St. Mary’s Park dancing.

Some 200 people waited for hours under a light rain, for a good spot to see legendary salsero Joe Bataan perform at St. Mary’s Park on July 13th. The free concert was one of 115 being put on through the City Parks Foundation SummerStage 2016 Arts Festival.

Summerstage 2016 brought music to the Bronx throughout early July, first at Crotona Park before moving on to St. Mary’s Park on July 12, where events were staged nightly through July 17.

Sometimes I talk to the #NYPD about a recent murder, sometimes I cover #JoeBataan in South #Bronx #Journalism

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“I love it because it turns back my clock,” said Angela Lopez, after attending the concert with her friend Betty Soto. It wasn’t the first time the two have gone to see salsa’s most famous Filipino-American playing live in New York.

A native of Spanish Harlem, Bataan began performing in the ’60s with his band, Joe Bataan and the Latin Swingers. In the ’70s, his famous salsoul sound and record label of the same name were established. In 1979, his rap record “Rap-O Clap-O” hit the charts in the US and Europe…”

Conjunto #SETENTA from Paris opening the stage for #JoeBataan #SummerStage16 #NYC #latinsoul

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Edgy exhibit Charm & Vinegar opens at BronxArtSpace

Click here to read my story published at the Mott Haven Herald.

“Knitted tiger skins, knife shaped pillows, embroidered war scenes, and paper and clay dolls with troubled expressions are on display at a new exhibit hosted by BronxArtSpace. Charm & Vinegar features four artists who use domestic materials such as yarn and fabrics to recreate pieces representing serious themes like war and gentrification.

“Some of the things are quite charming, and some of them have an edge so they are sour,” said BronxArtSpace’s co-founder Linda Cunningham about the exhibit, which she began planning three years ago.

Cinnamon Willis is a Brooklyn native who has lived in Morrisania for 13 years. Her sculpted dolls exude angst…”

 

Banda fronteriza The Chamanas lanza álbum “Once Once”

Haz click aquí para leer mi artículo publicado en Al Día Dallas Banda fronteriza The Chamanas lanza álbum “Once Once”

“The Chamanas orgullosamente se llaman fronterizos, el “puente metafórico” de donde de vienen, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua y El Paso, Texas. Su sonido es único, la mezcla de ritmos latinos, pop de los 70’s, indie moderno, y una sedante voz envuelven una melancolía que atrae a  una diversa audiencia.

Bandas musicales latinas y americanas como Zoe y Jarabe de Palo han compartido el escenario con está agrupación, y la banda de rock Portugal. The Man, quienes les concedieron grabar una versión en español de su canción “Purple Yellow Red And Bluey se apareció en las top 10 canciones virales a nivel global de Spotify por el periódico The New York Times…”

¿Qué pone rojo como una manzana a Omar Chaparro?

Haz click aquí para leer mi artículo publicado en La Opinión ¿Qué pone rojo como una manzana a Omar Chaparro?

“El comediante mexicano Omar Chaparro visitó La Opinión durante su gira promocional Atrévete de la cerveza dorada con sabor a manzana Redd’s Apple Ale, y nos contó lo último que se encuentra haciendo y sobre su nueva faceta como cantante de banda.

No hay una forma de tomarla, más bien hay un momento de tomarla. Me gustó la campaña porque habla de salirte de la rutina, de no seguir a los demás. El que yo sea comediante y me conozcan como actor, y de repente sacar un disco es algo diferente…”