March 22: Olmeca in concert: HIPHOP / CULTURA / MOVEMENT

Olmeca en New Haven Olmeca is a hip hop artist, activist and educator on the front lines of indigenous and immigrant struggle across Latino America. His music and activism are informed by the poverty, violence, and despair, as well as the beautiful work ethic and daily life of the working class Los Angeles and Mexican neighborhoods where he grew up. Olmeca has garnered attention in the Latin Alternative music scene for pioneering bilingual hip hop, and for his lyrical poetry and unique mix of musical styles and rhythms from Latino America and the “golden age” of hip hop. Olmeca es un músico, activista y educador, que participa activamente en el movimiento inmigrante, ademas de otras luchas como los indigenas, estudiantes y trabajadores. Como muchas familias migrantes, la familia de Olmeca por falta de recursos se mudó a diferentes barrios de Los Ángeles y México. La pobreza, violencia, desesperación, al igual que el bello esfuerzo del trabajo y la vida cotidiana en los barrios, forman parte de la perspectiva de Olmeca. Su música bilingüe, influenciada por la “era de oro” de hip-hop y la música ecléctica de latinoamérica, sobrepasa demográfias musicales y culturales, y le ha ganado el respeto de sus contemporáneos en la música alternativa latinoamericana.

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En esta fiesta, estamos recogiendo fondos para la lucha de ULA para Ni Una Más Deportación /// This party helps us raise funds for ULA’s NOT1MORE deportation struggle!

Day of the Dead Parade info

Saturday November 2, 2013 /// Bregamos Theater, 491 Blatchley Ave., New Haven

Gather at 4:00 pm

Parade starts at 5:00 pm

Dance Party  7:00 pm til party o-clock!

  • Live music by Tere Luna, Sabor Tropical, and Chavos de Fuego
  • Home cooked Latin American food
  • Suggested donation $10

How to join the parade

  • Bring a musical instrument or use one of our drums
  • Paint your face
  • Carry one of our giant puppets – wear black
  • Wear a costume
  • Volunteer

Parade Route

The parade winds down Blatchley, Lombard, Monroe, Clay, Shelter, Grand, Lloyd, Woolsey, Poplar, Pine, Fillmore, Grand, Blatchley and back to Bregamos.

Directions to Bregamos

Bregamos Theater is part of the Erector Square complex of factory buildings converted into artist studios.  The theater is not visible from the street. You have to enter a driveway on Blatchley Ave and go down the driveway.Guardians of the Galaxy streaming

From I-91, take Exit 6 for Willow Street. At the end of the ramp, turn left on Willow St. At the light, go straight through (Willow becomes Blatchley). You will quickly go up a bridge over the railroad tracks and immediately see the driveway on your left. The driveway is in between the Classic Car Club and the Eviction Warehouse of the City of New Haven. Enter the driveway and go all the way to the end. Bregamos Theater has a wooden ramp leading up to the entrance.

From downtown New Haven take State Street north until Humphrey St. Turn right on Humphrey (which becomes Lombard), turn left on Blatchley, and after crossing Peck Street, enter the driveway on your right hand side immediately before the railroad overpass.

Parking

We recommend parking on the street or in the free parking lot at Erector Square on 315 Peck Street.

For more info call

Megan at (203) 479-2959, Kris at (917) 747-0528