Past Event: Cocktails & Culture: Fresh Latinx Beats

When: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6:00pm

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A headshot of DJ UndocuBougie at a turntable, a portrait of La Manga collective.
Left to right: Courtesy of DJ UndocuBougie, Photo of La Manga by @nataliepenapeart

Dance the night away to the vibrant beats of the best salsa, bachata, dembow, and cumbia anthems with DJ UndocuBougie, featuring live drums and singing by the new Brooklyn-based cumbia collective, La Manga. Check out our monthly MC'NY Poets' Café open mic hosted by poet Shanelle Gabriel. Enjoy delicious bites from the La Fonda pop-up café and themed cocktails from our bar. Take a private, guided tour of the Museum's ongoing exhibition, New York at Its Core; register here (separate registration required, fee includes Museum admission).

This program will take place from 6 - 9pm. 

About La Manga:
La Manga is a tropi-musical oasis that is inspired by the spirit and ancestry of the great Caribbean musical diaspora where Colombia, Puerto Rico and Venezuela meet and bond. Honoring black and indígena oral traditions; connecting with the power of tambores Afro-Colombianos and celebrating life through storytelling and bailes cantaos. This brand new project is the work of a Brooklyn collective of female artists comprised of Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola, Andrea Chavarro, Katherine Ocampo, Lina Fernanda Silva and Melisa Baena. 

About DJ UndocuBougie:
Diana is a Peruvian-born undocuqueer artist, based in Queens, New York.  She is an Immigrant Rights Organizer during the day y en la noche she is also known as DJ Undocubougie aiming to bridge two worlds. She utilizes music to bring community together and heal collectively from oppressive cys-tems. She is also one of the creators of Arrebato Queer —a monthly pop-up pachanga & collective in Jackson Heights centering TGNC-queer black and brown women & femmes. She hopes for Arrebato to continue being the space where music brings you back home to our roots and for Arrebato to be where throwing down in the streets and throwing down on the dance floor become one.

About Shanelle Gabriel:
Shanelle Gabriel is a poet, singer, and lupus warrior from Brooklyn, NY who has performed internationally including Africa and Europe. Widely known for featuring on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, she has shared the stage with artists such as Jill Scott, Nas, Nikki Giovanni, and more. She was listed as one of's "Artist Activists You Should Know" and one of "8 Millennial Feminist Poets That Deserve Recognition" by Shanelle is also a health activist who has featured on the Lifetime Network about her continued battle with lupus. Presently, she is working on her third album while serving as the Interim Executive Director at Urban Word NYC, a youth organization that uses poetry & hip-hop to promote literacy and youth voice.

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