• May 1 2015 | 8:00 pm

    Bocafloja (Mex/NY)

    $10
    Pachanka Music Culture & Elastic Arts present: MAY DAY: International Workers' Day Celebration wiith special guest BOCAFLOJA (Mex/NY)

::: LIVE MUSIC BY :::

::: Bocafloja Quilombo-Oficial
(Mexico/NY)
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::: EL DJ REBEL X
(Victor M. Montañez)
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::: EL TIMBALES
(Live Percussion)
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::: LA MATA
(www.facebook.com/lamatachicago)

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ABOUT IWD
International Workers’ Day, MAY DAY, also known as Labour Day in some places, is a celebration of laborers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement, Anarchists, Socialists, and Communists and occurs every year on May 1st. May was chosen as the date for International Workers’ Day to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago that occurred on 4 May, 1886.

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ABOUT BOCAFLOJA
www.emancipassion.com

BBC RADIO
“Bocafloja has been a fixture in Mexico’s Hip Hop scene since the mid 90’s.”

BET.COM
“..is considered one of the seasoned rappers, who has represented the booming indie scene in Mexico..” “..Boca shows and proves with provoking lyrics..”

The Find Magazine
“..Socio-politically charged conscious lyricism..”

BOCAFLOJA BIO
Poet, Rap artist, scholar, cultural ambassador, and founder of the Quilomboarte collective.

In addition to five professionally edited music albums being “Patologías del Invisible Incómodo” his most awarded musical project, and having toured internationally throughout 15 countries, Bocafloja has transgressed into one of the most revered icons in the Spanish speaking Hip Hop communities.

In 2008 published his first book ImaRginación. Prognosis is his second literary project. Race relations, decolonial narrative, and the African diaspora in Latin America studies are fundamental topics addressed in his body of work.

Bocafloja is recognized in Mexico as one of the first Hip Hop artists that utilize effectively their cultural production as an alternative tool to stimulate critical thinking, developing a different form for political participation coherent to marginalized youth.

Bocafloja has performed in festivals, clubs, and cultural centers in more than 15 countries worldwide and has shared the stage with some of the most important and influential artists in the international Hip Hop scene.

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ABOUT LA MATA
www.facebook.com/lamatachicago

La Mata: Audio/Visual experimental band. Musical Influences include rock, punk, ska, son jarocho, cumbia, reggae and traditional rhythms.

La Mata emerges in the winter of 2012 in Chicago with acoustic sessions among musicians, poets and visual artists. LA MATA is formed as an artistic expression influenced by “La Flor y el Canto”, dance, poetry and the social and cultural movements happening today.

La Mata’s performance is an intense continuous audio/visual ride. Sing and dance with surreal strokes that speak of love, death, natural elements and romantic chaos.

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