The festival kicks off with a Launch Party on October 25 at 9 pm (21+) at Icehouse—one of the top live music venues in the Twin Cities—located
The festival kicks off with a Launch Party on October 25 at 9 pm (21+) at Icehouse—one of the top live music venues in the Twin Cities—located at 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis. The Launch Party line-up includes Maria Isa, singer-songwriter, activist, and rapper recognized as one of the best Latinx independent artists of the nation. Duende, an experimental music project that fuses Afrolatino rhythms, gypsy rumba and jazz, founded by master percussionist Chico Chavez, will make its debut. Sonidero Psicotropical and DJ Yaleb Villalobos-MTM will spin their eclectic mixes of electro-cumbia, techno and “house.” The writer Teresa Ortiz will present original satirical poems in the “calaveras” style that are traditionally narrated in Mexico during Day of the Dead. The singer-songwriters Angela Citlali and Ivan Sánchez will perform original compositions in memory of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. There will be a mini visual arts exhibition and art and multi-media projections by local Latinx artists. Magdalena Kaluza, poet and spoken word artist will MC the Launch Party. The cover charge is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Launch Party proceeds will go towards the artists performing that evening in addition to essential festival expenses.
(Tuesday) 9:00 pm
2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Deborah Ramos612-388-5415, firstname.lastname@example.org