Three years after gaining notoriety with popular viral video “Pan Con Queso,” Uptown comedian and self proclaimed “internet sensation” Juan Bago (Michael Diaz) has decided it’s time to parlay his local fame into a full fledged career. STUDIO HEADS, an original web series, follows Bago as he joins forces with friends Jaime (an aspiring “R&B [...]
As We Say Goodbye to Summer, Check Out Some Illegal Fireworks That Would Make Bloomberg Weep | Remezcla
BY Andrea Gompf Mayor Bloomberg and his special Fireworks Crackdown Division tried their hardest to bust every DL sparkler vendor in the five boroughs this summer – but from the looks of the video teaser below, that didn’t put a dent in Dyckman’s 4th of July celebrations. Executive produced Uptown Collective founder Led Black and [...]
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) In addition to this past Saturday being Nutcracker Awareness Day, it was also the closing reception for the best Uptown Arts Stroll ever. That fact that you can have 2 great events within blocks of each other speaks to the breadth and scope of the Uptown [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Flaco Navaja is a problem. Not only is he a damn good actor and a spoken word artist but the man also sings like he is Hector Lavoe reincarnated. To hear Flaco sing classic Salsa tunes is to be transported to the ’70s to a crowded club somewhere in NYC, the [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Today, Dominicans, it is our day to celebrate. Not that Dominicans need any more reasons to celebrate. We celebrate anything and everything! Dominicans over-celebrate! As anyone that has ever been to a baby shower in the Heights that turns into a full-fledged celebration, replete with delicious food, abundant alcohol and dancing [...]
BY Claudio E. Cabrera This is the story of Michael Diaz, a.k.a. Juan Bago: the actor, the community activist, the producer, the writer, and the son. When you look at your profile, you see actor, producer, writer, activist, and community board member? Do you ever feel like you’re over-extending yourself? I used to over-extend myself [...]
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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 [...]
Sometimes one sentence says its all, check out what Openhouse gallery, the host of The Spot by Heineken, had to say about our coverage of this groundbreaking, next generation Pop Up experience. “We’re hosting Heineken’s The Spot, a Latino pop up curated by Remezcla, but Uptown Collective is covering it best.” Here’s another sentence just [...]
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Heineken’s The Spot just keeps getting bigger and better. Tonight at the next-level venue will be the Panamanian Hip-Hop hybrid Los Rakas, Uptown’s own Maluca Mala and Brazilian Baile Funk Goddess Zuzuka Poderosa. Did I mention that the after party will be held at the one and only Apt 78 (4447 Broadway)? So tonight once [...]
BY Erica Y. Lopez For a couple of years now, the blogosphere has been buzzing about a certain powder keg of electro-rhythms, Latin influences and crafty, cutting-edge fashion. Now, New York City native Maluca Mala is ready for the spotlight. Like many, Maluca (born Nathalie Yepez) contemplated the idea of making music full time while [...]
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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 [...]
BY Briana E. Heard
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 [...]
Los Rakas have a way of making you want to grind. Not like dirty nasty grind, perreo style. More like fiercely get down, popping and locking and shit. Hardcore shoulder bounce and gangsta lean…you get the pictures. With “Soy Raka,” the Oakland via Panama duo introduced us to turfing and all its wonders, and they’ve [...]
Photography by Courtney Schober for Openhouse Gallery Starting today until July 30, Remezcla + Heineken host The Spot, a Latino pop up with live music, DJs, art battles, film screenings, local food and of course, plenty of beer. Remezcla + Heineken’s The Spot brings together All-Star Latino musicians like Tego Calderon, Kinky, Carla Morrison, Diego [...]
You can now RSVP for The Spot for Friday 7/15 featuring Tego Calderon & DJ Willie. Click on the link below and fill out the info. Spaces are limited! http://www.remezcla.com/2011/latin/tego-calderon/ The Spot: Lineup from Remezcla.com on Vimeo.