Latin Alternative Music Conference 2015 Lineup: Fania Allstars Tribute, Vicentico & More
No Te Va Gustar & Helado Negro among acts scheduled for New York summer festival.
A varied lineup of bands, DJs and a musical tribute to the Fania Allstars is programmed for Central Park Summerstage and St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx as part of this summer’s Latin Alternative Music Conference.
Vicentico, who is best known as the lead singer of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, will headline a Saturday show with his own band on July 11, when Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana and critics’ favorites No Te Va Gustar, Uruguay’s most popular rock band, will also perform.
Mexican Institute of Sound’s Camilo Lara and DJ/producer Toy Selectah, performing together as Compass, will be featured at Summerstage on July 8. They will be joined by Colombian electro-cumbia outfit Systema Solar and the bilingual electronic music artist known as Helado Negro.
At a July 7 show at St. Mary’s, DJ Afro -- aka Los Amigos Invisibles’ Jose Luis Pardo -- shares the bill with “Our Latin Thing,” a tribute to the music of salsa founders the Fania Allstars and their ’70s scene by 17 singers and musicians.
Now in its 16th year, the LAMC is an annual date for lovers of diverse Latin sounds and tastemakers of all stripes. This year’s event will include several days of industry panels and presentations at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel, and showcases around the New York City area that can be attended by the public.