Â¡Un Saludo! Voice, Memory, and Migration in Cumbia Sonidera
December 16, 2017, 8pm
UnionDocs, 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
$10 | Tickets here
Cumbia sonidera is Mexicoâ€™s bass-heavy, sound-system reinterpretation of Afro-Colombian folk music. During performances, the sonideros (DJs) mix songs and get on the mic to recite fansâ€™ dedications to people and places. These shout-outs (called saludos) trace an auditory archive of memory, migration, and longing across the US-Mexico border. Hosted by Jace Clayton, who features a chapter on NYC cumbia and Sonido Kumbala in his book Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture, this evening will use tracks from NYC- and LA-cumbia sonidera compilations by Sonido Kumbala and XandÃ£o to spark discussion on the roles of the sonidero, immigrant media systems, and translation.
Afterwards, stick around for the Annual UNDO Holiday Party [ Deep Freeze Disco: Â¡ Un Saludo ! ] â€“ DJ sets from Kumbala, XandÃ£o , and DJ /rupture!