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Salsa DJs, Not Fania All-Stars Slam Dancers in Central Park

To be a fan of salsa music in New York during the ‘60s and ‘70s was to witness an explosion—a growing diversity of Latinos came together to create a new kind of Latin music that was no longer dependent on Cuban exports and reflected the gritty reality of living in the city. 117 more words

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Un Verano en Nueva York (A Summer of Latin Alternatives)

Si te quieres divertir

Con encanto y con primor

Solo tienes que vivir

Un verano en nueva york

–El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Every year for 15 years now, New York has hosted the Latin Alternative Music Conference, a four-day affair that celebrates and promotes emerging Latin music that diverges from traditional genres like salsa, cumbia, norteño, tango, bomba, plena, son cubano, milonga, bachata, merengue, etc. 2,864 more words

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Kara Walker and the Culture of Decay

Made it over to the last day of viewing for Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety,” the now-famous (or infamous) installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 880 more words

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