Saturday, July 13, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Queensbridge Park, Long Island City, NY 11103
A celebration of Argentinian music in collaboration with Cosquin Rock festival, the Latin Alternative Music Conference brings a mix of the classic and the contemporary to Queensbridge. The socially conscious singer Leon Geico is one of Argentina’s most famous folk rock musicians, sometimes called the “Bob Dylan of Argentina,” he sojourned to the states in the late 70s under intense pressure from a government that tired of his criticism. He’s joined by the Sub-tropicalista rocker Kevin Johansen,who spent the 90s in NYC with his band The Nada; El Mató a un Policía Motorizado, Buenos Aires indie darlings and multi Latin GRAMMY nominees with twinkling guitars; Silvina Moreno, a sweet-sounding vocalist who studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and recently opened for Ed Sheeran and Juan Inagramo, the Buenos Aires-via-Córdoba artist and producer who makes romantic electropop and dabbled in trap stylings with his 2018 LP Best Seller. This is the first edition of the iconic Argentine festival, Cosquin Rock in the US.
Community partners: Census outreach coordinated by the Association for a Better New York.