Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra Announces Nosotros Festival in NYC

Jul 6, 2016
8:35 AM


Latino Rebels is a proud to announce the Nosotros Festival, a two-day music and arts event in New York City, created by Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff. It’s dedicated to uniting Latinxs of all backgrounds, to come together in the name of art, expression and protest.

When: November 4, 2016 7:00pm EST

Where: Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. New York, NY 10002

Who: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Making MoviesLas Cafeteras, and more special guests to be announced as they confirm.

The goal is to celebrate the voice of immigrant youth through music. $1 of every ticket sold is going to Urban Word, an NYC organization who works to provide platforms to promote youth literacy.

We aim to create a space for Latinx artists who do not fall into the typical boxes created for us. It is a time to share our work, our ideas and our pride in who we are. It is a response to racist and xenophobic rhetoric that hurts us all. It is a continuation of the work Latinx activists have been fearlessly doing for generations. The message is clear: Our work is not done. We must unite and stand for each other, with pride in all our differences and our similarities.

Latinx identity in the U.S. is constantly evolving. In 2014 there were an accounted 55.3 million of us in the United States (Pew Research Center) with family origins from more than 14 different countries. This is a population that deserves to be represented in all its complexity, brilliance and history.

Where do we as outsider Latinx artists fit in? From feminist folk to immigrant rock, drag performance to poetry, first generation to fifth, Nosotros will aim to create an environment of pride and power. We will define and redefine what it means to be Latinx, outside of the pressures and stereotypes placed upon us. We must be brave. This is a tumultuous time for Latinxs in the U.S. and we must respond.

Stay tuned for more!