PRESENTED BY BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE
SAT., MARCH 16 | 7:30PM
Radio Jarocho plays the rowdy, upbeat, and at times melancholic music of the countryside of Veracruz, Mexico, having mixed it with the sounds of New York’s urban life for over ten years. They deliver performances that are passionate, energetic, and true to the roots of the genre. Radio Jarocho has played concerts at festivals and venues such as the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Bowl, Joe’s Pub, La Casita at Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Celebrate Mexico Now!, and Celebrate Brooklyn.
The band collaborates with master son jarocho musicians on a consistent basis, guaranteeing the union between Mexico and the United States through original songs and new arrangements of old jarocho tunes, offering a modern take on a traditional genre by fusing it with sounds that have become part of New York City’s musical fabric.
2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 718-918-2110
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
FRI. & SAT., MARCH 1 & 2 | 8PM
Latin Standards, directed by David Schweizer, is Marga Gomez’s new solo piece about fathers, entertainment, gentrification, drag, and cafe Cubano. Marga revisits the triumphs and demons of her father Willy Chevalier: comedian, producer, songwriter, Cafe El Pico spokesperson, and prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino variety shows. His victories spurred Marga on a quest for laughter from strangers. His demise drove her to produce a hipster comedy night in a struggling Latino drag club in San Francisco. It's an energetic, funny and poignant story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter.
Marga Gomez is a GLAAD award-winning writer and performer of twelve solo plays, which have been presented at BAAD!, The Public Theater, La Mama Experimental Theater Club, Dixon Place and more. Stand-up comedy appearances include LOGO’s “One Night Stand,” Comedy Central’s “Out There,” and HBO’s “Comic Relief.”
BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL 2019