Sonidero Migrante Schedule
WKCR’s Sonidero Migrante is a 3 day radio festival celebrating Latinx music, art and activism in NYC. WKCR’s Latin department will be taking over the airwaves on 89.9 FM-NY from noon to midnight on Friday October 12th through Sunday October 14th with an expansive line up of emerging Latinx musicians, artists and organizers. From East Harlem to Jackson Heights; from Puebla to Bogota; from Bullerengue to Hip Hop; this 36 hour festival explodes any monolithic definitions of “latinx”- celebrating the way the artists and activists of today reflect and reimagine their art and identity.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 12TH
12pm-2pm Gabe Soileau curates an eclectic mix of sounds from Colombia and Peru
2pm- 3pm Interview with El Museo del Barrio curator
Discussing the museum’s new exhibitions: Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography and Liliana Porter’s retrospective; the museum’s thrilling line-up of concerts and workshops open to the public, as well as the museum’s history in displaying art from Latin American and Latinx artists.
3pm-5pm In-Studio Set and Interview with Atlanta Amado Foresyth
Lead vocalist for Grupo Krioulo, Atlanta performs beautiful interpretations of the music she loves, fusing Brazilian, Cape Verde and American Soul traditions.
5pm-6pm In-Studio Set and Interview with Chaco World Music
Record Label and Music Production project, Chaco World Music, combines research and world-class music production to showcase Latin American folk traditions. Recent projects include the GRAMMY-Awarded El Orisha de la Rosa by Magin Diaz, as well as records by Bullerengue legends Petrona Martinez and Martina Camargo.
6pm-8pm Interview with Muckrackers Union
Julian Guerrero and Carlos Perez talk about their work with the Muckrakers Union Local 718, specifically producing the "Working Class Heroes" podcast. Working Class Heroes is a bilingual narrative investigative journalism podcast exploring the lives, history, politics and culture of working class “New YorQuinos.” They came to talk to us mostly about their recent struggles with New York City taxi drivers and the future of working class struggle in New York and the United States today, especially in immigrant communities.
8pm-9pm Interview with Ximena Violante of Interminable
Interminable explores the modern diasporic experience, with covers and originals both in English and Spanish. Through their music, Interminable gives voice to socio-political themes often ignored, like displacement, migration, and identity. Interminable searches for common threads of improvisation throughout Son Jarocho (from Veracruz, México), jazz, rock, classical, and electronic music.
9pm-10pm In-Studio Set and Interview with Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino
Radio Jarocho plays the rowdy, upbeat, and at times melancholic music of the countryside of Veracruz, Mexico, and has been mixing it with the sounds of New York’s urban life for over ten years. Having recently joined forces with son jarocho legend Zenen Zeferino, they deliver performances that are passionate, energetic, and true to the roots of the genre.
10pm-12pm Urbano Latinx
WKCR’s only show entirely dedicated to contemporary Latinx artists brings you a special extended hip hop set.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH
12pm-1pm Interview with Movimiento Mujeres Migrantes
The Movement of Migrant Women and Their Families (MOMUMI) was formed in response to the needs of migrant women and their families. We sit down with them to talk about immigration activism in New York City.
1pm-2pm Gabe Soileau curates sounds from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela
2pm-3pm Reading and Interview with Malcolm Friend
Poet Malcolm Friend is the author of the chapbook mxd kd mixtape (Glass Poetry, 2017), and has received awards and fellowships from organizations including CantoMundo, Backbone Press, the Center for African American Poetry & Poetics, and the University of Memphis.
3pm-4pm In-Studio Set and Interview with Spanglish Fly
SPANGLISH FLY is part band, part celebration: 12 musicians igniting a party that quickly spreads to the audience. They have been hailed as the premier band of the Latin boogaloo revival,"single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC”.
4pm-6pm In-Studio Set and Interview with Jen Nacimiento
Trained, professional singer and percussionst for over 15 years, Jen Nascimento was born in New York City to a Brazilian family, and devoured the wide variety of music she heard growing up. Jen lived in Bahia, Brazil and became obsessed with afro-blocos such as Timbalada and Cortejo Afro, as well as with the popular dance music axé, and northeastern styles (forró, côco, manguebeat). Back in New York, she classically trained her voice, and in addition to drumming, went on to sing either lead or backup in many more projects, genres including jazz, folk, hip-hop, and blues, and especially, the virtuosic samba and MPB of her upbringing.
6pm-8pm Soneros de Soundcloud
Although the Son Jarocho genre from Veracruz, Mexico is commonly described as “folk” music; this is not to say that a new generation of Soneros is not reviving and reimiagining the tradition. In this segment we will be playing recordings posted to Soundcloud of contemporary Fandangos (community music gatherings).
8pm-9pm In-Studio Set and Interview with Audry Funk
Born in Puebla, Mexico and currently living in the Bronx, Activist and MC Audry Funk blends hip-hop, soul and funk to share narratives of immigrant struggle and empowerment.
9pm-10pm In-Studio Set and Interview with STEFA*
STEFA* is an artist, vocalist and performer focused on the intersection of politics, the self and her cultures. Taking inspiration from her classical music background and the desire to decolonize her eurocentric training, her work honors her ancestrxs, allowing her to question her own existence and navigate her multidimensional identity. Using harmonies, looping, and improvisation, she creates sonic worlds where her and her audience can live together for a brief moment. Her debut EP 'Sepalina' was just released via Figure & Ground Records on September 14.
10pm-12am MUJERES DJ Set
Barnard College and Columbia University’s organization for self-identifying Mujeres brings you a set of their favorite bops by Latinx artists.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14TH
12pm-2pm Renee Goust
Renee Goust is a New York City based Mexican-American singer-songwriter and activist. She sings in Spanish, English, French and Italian while moving between American folk, rancheras, norteno cumbias, indie rock and pop to tell stories of of growing up between the Arizona/Sonora border; of growing up queer in a conservative religious environment; and transforming hardship into self-empowerment.
2pm-3pm Interview with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater
Since 1976, Annabella Gonzalez and her dancers have been choreographing and performing dances that combine Flemenco, ballet, and other jazz and neo-classical dance forms in surprising ways. This “Latin classicism” has been set to Elisabeth Claude Jaquet de la Guerre, original works by Stefania de Kenessey, and Mexican, pre-Columbian drum scores. AGTD performs regularly in Mexico as well as New York. Join us for an interview with Gonzalez and dancer company members Juan Ignacio Echazarreta and Marcos de Jesus.
3pm-4pm Interview with NuluDanza
Esteban Arana and Leticia Pliego from NuluDanza will be joining us in-studio to talk about their artistic practice and dance company, NuluDanza. Nu-lu, meaning new light, explores dance as a prism for life and as a journey. This multicultural and multidisciplinary company was founded in 2012 by Arana and Pilego, and has appeared at Dance Series at BAAD, Brooklyn Ballet,Dixon Place, the Queens Museum, Spring Series collaborating with AGDT and Summer Stage Central Park. NuluDanza continues to perform at experimental art venues throughout New York City.
4pm-5pm In-Studio Set and Interview with Bulla en el Barrio
Bulla en el Barrio is a transnational collective dedicated to deepening the practice of the Afro-diasporic music of Bullerengue, a tradition hailing from the caribbean coast of Colombia. They perform a joyous and energetic set followed by a conversation on the history of the tradition, the empowerment of women through musical practice, and what it means to practice Bullerengue today in NYC.
5pm-6pm Cantadoras Electricas
DJ set of Bullerengue remixes and contemporary groups drawing from the tradition of Bullerengue.
6pm-8pm DJ Dayansiiita and Sonidero Mixteco
“Musica del barrio para la gente del barrio” Panela Canela Mezcla y Sabor!
8pm- 10pm DJ Aguapanelamami
Intergalactic queer perrumbia para hacerte sudar
10pm-12am DJ Tenosh from Noche Romantica
Vintage vinyl sounds from Noche Romantica’s DJ Tenosh