Calentura featuring Joe Bataan, Los Hacheros, Que Bajo, Nickodemus, and Subsuelo on September 27, 2015, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2015-2016. Photo by Charles Roussel.

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.


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

Sunday Sessions is a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.

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.

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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 2015-16.