Nuevofest brings the newest Latin alternative music to Philly
The Latin alternative music festival “Nuevofest” is back in Philly Sunday July 12 at The Trocadero to celebrate the new sounds of U.S. Latino and Latin American musicians.
“Every year we bring different acts to spotlight some of the finest new finds from Latin America and the U.S. that have come up within the last year,” said Rahsaan Lucas, co-founder of the festival.
The lineup this year includes California-based art-core band ¡Aparato!; electronic duo Mexican Dubweiser; the former lead singer of Venezuelan rock band Viniloversus-turned-solo act Rodrigo Solo; El Salvador ska band Adhesivo; Washington D.C’s Latin rock fusion band Zakke; Dominican rap duo Agudos Clef; and Philadelphia based DJ Precolumbian.
For its third edition, the festival’s founders and organizers AfroTaino Productions have teamed up with WXPN’s Latin Roots Live! and Raices Culturales to offer free admission for all pre-registered guests who sign up online at LatinRootsLive.com.
“We are bringing our existing vibrance and diverse crowd into the spectrum of WXPN, a station that has a huge legacy of supporting independent music, so it’s like a perfect match,” Lucas said.
Nuevofest follows a free (and sold out) presentation by Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux last April as part of Latin Roots Live! series. The festival will be taking place in Philadelphia after the closing of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) this week in New York City.
“Every year we work with the organizers of LAMC to expand their mission to some of the new independent acts that we work with and to open their experience to the business,” Lucas said. “These are musicians who are ready to play and eager to show their new sound or their latest music, including some who are dying to play in the United States or the Northeast for the first time.”