If there’s one thing you should know about New Latin Wave, it’s that it’s more than just a festival or an art show. It’s also more than a book fair or a film festival. It’s all of these things and more. The second annual event will take place on October 22nd in New York as a way to showcase Latinx voices and their art, through film, writing, music and visual art. But New Latin Wave isn’t just for the Latinx community — it’s for anyone wanting to experience the Latinx cultural multiverse in all its glory.
New Latin Wave will feature a book and zine fair, music that will get your hips moving, plenty of delicious food to taste, and even a presentation about the epidemic of fake news. In case you want some visual art as well, the second edition of Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art: Single Channel will also be happening at the event. Inspired by Latin American cinema from the ’60s to the ’80s, where people would go see multiple movies back to back, New Latin Wave will be putting together two hours of video from 10 to 15 Latinx artists, centered around the theme of displacement and relocation. Submissions are being accepted here until September 1st.
In an interview with Remezcla, New Latin Wave Director Mauricio Díaz, aka Socio, said:
Whether you’re Latinx or not, New Latin Wave is a fun way to support voices that often go unheard, all while having a blast. Cheers to that!
New Latin Wave will be happening October 22nd at the Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222. Tickets are available here.