FESTIVAL 2019

Radical Sounds Latin America is a festival that explores new and exciting Latin American music, a space that celebrates plurality, exchange, collaboration, experimentation and research while addressing questions of identity, colonialism and migration through music.

The first edition of the festival will take place on the 12th of October 2019 in MONOM, Berlin’s experimental performance venue and 4DSOUND spatial sound studio located at the historic Funkhaus Berlin. It will be a future-oriented musical encounter that includes live performances, panels, and workshops.

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Live Acts
Lucrecia Dalt
Tatiana Heuman
Mauricio Takara
Ale Hop
HEXORCISMOS

Visual Installation
Alex Guevara

DJs
Orieta Chrem
Salisme
TAYHANA
BADSISTA

Performance
#MyBodyMyChoice
directed by Lauren Pringle.

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#MyBodyMyChoice

Performance

directed by Lauren Pringle. What would you do if you had no bodily autonomy or a choice over your own destiny? How would you manage? Let us open your eyes and awaken your senses for an explosive physical dance performance piece that will leave you questioning your physical freedom rights.

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    Ale Hop presents ‘OCEANIC’

    Live

    Berlin-based artist, researcher, and experimental instrumentist from Peru, Ale Hop has been artist-in-residence at MONOM, Berlin's Center for Spatial Sound, during the summer of 2019, to develop a composition commissioned for the festival. OCEANIC presents us with an immersive four-dimensional environment evoking complex sound-metaphors—and intimations between past and future memories.

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      Alex Guevara

      Visual installation

      Alex Guevara works in a wide range of fields including digital art, interaction design, data visualization, generative design, interactive installations and real time music visualization, combining art, science and technology to create immersive experiences and stunning landscapes. His work has been presented in international festivals and exhibitions around the world.

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        BadSista

        DJ

        Producer and DJ BadSista musical ability leads the dance floor by various genres of electronic music, especially the peripheral genres such as techno, chicago house and brazilian funk. Music of the global ghetto. She is the founder of feminist collective Bandida which brings together six more women from the electronic music scene, also coming from peripheral areas.

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          ℌEXOℜℭℑSMOS

          Live

          Moisés Horta Valenzuela is a sound artist and electronic musician from Tijuana, México working in the fields of computer music and creative sound technologies. His preferred themes are in creating conceptual juxtapositions between dichotomies, such as utopia with dystopia and folk traditions with capitalist modernity. As HEXORCISMOS he crafts an uncanny link between ancient and contemporary sound technologies.

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            Laura Robles

            Workshop

            Laura Robles (cajón, bass), was born in Swaziland and grew up in Lima-Peru. She studied traditional Afro-Peruvian and Cuban music, with Amador Ballumbrosio, Juan Medrano Cotito, Nilo Borges, Laureano Rigol, Roberto Borrell among others at El Instituto Negro Continuo. She will teach the workshop 'Cajón, Instrument in Migration with Laura Robles. Theory, History and Practice.'

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              Lucrecia Dalt

              Live

              Born in Colombia, based in Berlin, Lucrecia has seen her profile as a musician, sound artist and performer develop into high international regard. Her recorded albums - numbering seven in total- encompass the dual worlds of avant-garde and contemporary electronics, drawing in influences from her academic background as a civil engineer as well as musics and philosophies from across the world.

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                Mauricio Takara

                Live

                Drummer of the bands Rakta, Hurtmold, Instituto and São Paulo Underground, Mauricio Takara also works with samplers, synthesizers, effects and computers on his own solo project called M.Takara 3. The Brazilian percussionist has been on the international contemporary musical scene for his tours in countries like England, U.S, Canada, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Portugal, Índia and Brazil.

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                  Orieta Chrem

                  DJ

                  Orieta Chrem is a sound engineer, producer and DJ from Lima, Perú. Her love for worldwide rhythms meets her bass and techno background to deliver unique eclectic sets. She was the first Peruvian woman selected to participate at the RBMA in Rome 2004. In 2017 she played at the first Boiler Room Lima, representing the underground/bass electronic scene in Peru.

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                    Salisme

                    DJ

                    Salisme uses a combination of sounds that create an attractive body-shaking dancefloor experience while daring your ears and expectations. This is the product of a constant exploration of the experimental scene in Brazil and playing all-genres disco parties while performing live sets in small places where people enjoy listening to noise or drone.

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                      Tatiana Heuman

                      Live

                      Born in Argentina, Tatiana Hueman’s musical career began playing trumpet and drums with the free improvisation band Ricarda Cometa around 2009. Her unique approach to musical production was essentially founded in a free, intuitive and experimental self-made territory where genres and tags are fluid and in permanent mutation.

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                        TAYHANA

                        DJ

                        Argentinian DJ and producer, Tayhana has established herself as one of the most powerful musical forces on South and Central-American dancefloors. Her explosive energy and vast selection of vigorous club tracks, along with an extensive collection of regional hits, make her a favorite of many DJ’s and club-goers.

                          Workshop

                          Cajón, Instrument in Migration with Laura Robles. Theory, History and Practice.
                          Time: 11:30 am – 2:30pm
                          Location: dBs Music Berlin
                          Room: Co Lab 3

                          Free entrance previous registration
                          (limited capacity)

                          Laura Robles
                          Laura Robles (cajón, bass), was born in Swaziland and grew up in Lima-Peru. She studied traditional Afro-Peruvian and Cuban music, with Amador Ballumbrosio, Juan Medrano Cotito, Nilo Borges, Laureano Rigol, Roberto Borrell among others at El Instituto Negro Continuo directed by Susana Baca and is currently considered one of the most important cajón players in the world.

                          Panel

                          Migration, the Eurocentric Experience
                          & Forward Thinking Latin American Music

                          Moderated by Nathassia Arrua / PERIGGA (No Shade)
                          No Shade: https://www.noshade.eu/
                          Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
                          Location: dBs Music Berlin
                          Room: Co-Mingle

                          Nathassia Arrua
                          Nathassia Arrua aka PERIGGA is a dj, producer, researcher and active member of No Shade, a collective, training and mentoring program for women, trans and non-binary people. Born in Brazil and based in Berlin, her research encompasses sound, image and the digital from an anthropological perspective, as part of her interdisciplinary master degree at the Institute for Latin American Studies of the Free University of Berlin. She works also in a project on the structure of communities and diffusion of knowledge at the same university. She’s been part of the organisation of Gira Festival de Resistência and been sharing her knowledge in djing in workshops and trainings (No Shade, GSBTB Open Music Lab) that seek to empower and include marginalized communities by facilitating access to technology.