Scarlet: A Celebration of Latino Expression
Coming to The Bronx for Hispanic Heritage month
September 24th 2015
Scarlet: A Celebration of Latino Expression is a night honoring the art, music, and food of our culture. The purpose of this showcase is to highlight the talent that comes from Latin and Hispanic countries, bring awareness to the struggle of immigrants in America, and fundraise for our community.
A portion of all proceeds will go to POTS “Part of the Solution,” an organization in The Bronx (located on Webster Ave and 197th) that offers dozens of services to families in need. In a year, POTS serves over 25,ooo meals – 8,000 of them to children. Over 4,000 people are helped by their showers, barbershop, and clothing closet. Over 3,000 children receive back-to-school supplies, thanksgiving turkeys, and holiday gifts. They also provide legal representation to residents in risk of eviction. Every $25 raised feeds a family of four.
VIP / $45 / 6:00-9:00pm - VIP guests will participate in a Q&A and an open lecture style conversation with a special guest and writer MP Frias. The discussion will touch on topics like the Latin/Hispanic experience in America, immigration, life in the Caribbean, Afro-Latinx struggle, racism, The American Dream, nationalism, etc.
Guests will enjoy two spoken word performances, a performance from the Capoeira teachers at ABADA Capoeira Bronx, and a live band performing tipico and classic bachata music.
They will also appreciate authentic Latino/Hispanic appetizers, extra time to enjoy the live music and live art, ice breakers, and a book exchange.
General Admission / $25 / 9:30-11:30pm - GA guests will enjoy two spoken word performances, a performance from the Capoeira teachers at ABADA Capoeira Bronx, and a live band performing tipico and classic bachata music.
mpfrias / Producer & Curator
Host – Erykeffany Jimenez
Adeline Lulo / Photographer
Carlos Augosto / Illustrator
Chris Herrera / Illustrator
Gabriel Ferreira / Painter
Jeniva Quinones / Photographer
Jesse Ovalles / Videographer
Misael Cabral / Graphic Designer
Nelson Olmeda / Graphic Designer
Event Photographer – Ailyn Robles
Event Videographer – Eddie Carvajal
Juvie – Live Band / Tipico & Classic Bachata
ABADA Capoeira Bronx / Capoeira Practitioners
Rebecca Rivera / Spoken Word
More information available soon. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.mpfrias.com/shop/