Calentura, 2015, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2015 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Joe Bataan

Connecting multiple generations and genres rooted in New York City’s vibrant dance culture, Calentura is a celebration of heavy beats and traditional rhythms from across Latin America and around the world. Representing the new wave of experimental dance music, Calentura brings together tropical grooves and low-end booty bass for a retro-futuristic exploration of salsa twerk, nu-cumbia, equatorial trap, dembow, moombahton and more.

Broadcast live by Boiler Room New York, the program features live performances from legendary Latin soul singer Joe Bataan along with NYC’s modern hard-hitting salsa crew Los Hacheros, plus DJ sets from Global Bass pioneers Nickodemus, Que Bajo‘s Uproot Andy and Geko Jones, and Subsuelo‘s DJ Ethos and Gozar.

This celebration features delicious food inspired by the music courtesy of M. Wells Dinette.

SCHEDULE

2:00 p.m.: DJ Gozar (Calentura / Fania Records)
2:30 p.m.: Geko Jones (Que Bajo)
3:00 p.m.: Los Hacheros (Live)
3:45 p.m.: DJ Ethos (Calentura / Fania Records)
4:15 p.m.: Uproot Andy (Que Bajo)
4:45 p.m.: Joe Bataan (Live)
5:30 p.m.: Nickodemus

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.

Calentura is organised by Canyon Cody, Fania Records and Morgan Steiker, Boiler Room New York

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, with Mark Beasley, Guest Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Volkswagen logo

Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.