A virtual panel discussion with Cumbiaton collective DJ Sizzle, DJ Funky Caramelo, Julio Salgado, and Paolo Riveros. Exploring themes of collective memory, intergenerational music, and healing. Introduced by We Live! Memories of Resistance, co-curator Paulina Lara. Followed by an IG live DJ set with DJ Sizzle and DJ Funky Caramelo.
Founded by Dj Sizzle Fantastic and Normz la Oaxaqueña, Cumbiatón has rooted itself in the beautiful barrio of Boyle Heights, CA and has branched out to cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York. Cumbiaton’s vision in all 4 cities is to center womxn, trans, and queer people of color both on the dance floor and in the Dj booth. We center our collective experiences to create events by us, for us. We do this because of la Cumbia es Cultura.
This program is made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.