The good folks at Heineken have put together Ritmo Sonico, a series of private concerts featuring Eddy Herrera, Frank Reyes, Wason Brazoban, Sensato, Plan B, and Vakero. The events are by invitation only but you can win tickets by subscribing to our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/iOBkT. It is that simple, sign up for the newsletter and [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Being that Tego Calderon, El Abayarde, is in town, it is only fitting that we feature our recap of his performance last year at Heineken’s The Spot. That was my first time seeing the man live and I was completely blown away. The dude put [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Tribeca Film Festival celebration for Latino Filmmakers at Tenjune in the meatpacking district. Our good friends at Heineken joined the Tribeca Film Institute in honoring the first-ever Heineken VOCES grant winners, Cristina Ibarra for her documentary Las Marthas and Diego [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I have said on many occasions that there is nothing in the world that compares to an Uptown summer. Uptown summers are magical, memorable and magnificent creatures. A summer Uptown is its own entity, embodied with self-generating electricity, noise and presence. Certain Uptown summers leave an indelible imprint on your memory. [...]
Heineken Light presents the “Occasionally Perfect” billboard. It’s just an ordinary billboard, nothing special about it. But occasionally, it’s perfect. Last Wednesday, it became the setting for a perfect New York City experience, featuring a surprise performance by Brooklyn-born “TV on the Radio”. The good folks at Heineken invited the Uptown Collective to take part [...]
Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC)
Photography by Rafael Jimenez (@r2 studios) Click here for the rest of the amazing photos from Rafael Jimenez & R2 Studios. Also, stay tuned for more pics and video of this groundbreaking event by Dj Boy.
The 12th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Opens With Its First Ever Animated Film
The 12th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) opens with its first ever animated film, Chico & Rita on Tuesday, August 16 at AMC Empire Cinemas in Times Square. Tickets are on sale at the festival’s box office at AMC Theatres and the festival’s web site: www.NYLatinoFilm.com. Opening Night Reception, Screening and After-Party [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) All good things must come to an end. Tonight is the last installment of the ground-breaking Uptown Summer Series brought to you by Apt 78 and Heineken. The man on the wheels of steels for this final function will be none other than soul brother number one, the legendary DJ Pete [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Warning, warning; the Globe-trotter himself, DJ Rich Medina, will be rocking out at Apt 78 tonight. Seriously folks, this is one DJ set you simply do not want to miss. Rich Medina is truly a global phenomenon, from NYC, to LA, to London, to Tokyo and everywhere in between, music lovers [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) Okay, the Uptown Summer Series just keeps getting better. Last week, DJ Spinna absolutely annihilated his set. I have never seen a DJ rock a crowd like that Uptown. There was a whole host of folks that stayed to the very end because Spinna [...]
Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC)
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The place to be tonight will be, once again, Apt 78. The grand exulted DJ Spinna will be spinning, violinist extraordinaire Frederika Krier will be doing her thing and a Heineken sponsored open bar from 7 to 8 pm. Seriously folks, this will be another Uptown Summer night to remember, so [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) & Ruben Henriquez (@WHRP_Ruben) Sometimes it is only in hindsight that you can see when things have changed. To some, Apt 78’s Uptown Summer Series may not seem like a huge deal but if you are a fan of authentic Hip-Hop music and have [...]
Photography by Mario Peña
On August 26th, 1971, New York gives birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin Music forever. That evening the legendary label Fania, presented an ensemble of its best artists – The Fania All-Stars. The show was billed as “Our Latin Thing.” In the decades ahead the All-Stars would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin [...]
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) There are very few artists that have that certain something that enables them to transcend their respective genres. Tego Calderon is one of those rare artists. I know plenty of people who may not necessarily be fans of Reggaeton music but are die-hard Tego Calderon [...]
Watch live projections as artists collaborate in teams of two, creating digital works in a variety of styles on a Wacom Intuos tablet. The audience favorites win tablets of their own to help them keep bringing you provocative and modern art for years to come. Federico Frum & Buttsup Rimx & AEON CERN & Marthalicia [...]
Downtown Calling – directed by Shan Nicholson, narrated by Debbie Harry, and presented at The Spot by the New York International Latino Film Festival – demonstrates how the toughest pressures, applied to just the right coal, can produce diamonds. Against the backdrop of the 1970’s, when the supposed “greatest city in the world” had sunken [...]
Led black from the Uptown Collective X Apt.78 Summer Series from Ruben Henriquez on Vimeo.
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It seems like it was just yesterday that Apt 78 opened up its doors and inaugurated the beautiful space with the Uptown Collective holiday bash. In less than a year, Apt 78 has become the place to be Uptown. Vibe Magazine photo shoots; Flaco Navaja, Mobius Collective, DJ Tony Touch etc, [...]