It’s Summer, spread love. #PalanteNYC with @pam_jones and myself tomorrow at Apt 78. #armadafania (at Apt 78)
had the honor of meeting iconic album cover designer Charlie Rosario last night at Armada Fania. He did an art talk organized by my hermano Rodrigo ( @mrsalsamovie ). El maestro had stories and insight for days. honored to be a part of a movement of people who are dedicated to honoring our past while still pushing our culture forward. Tonight we continue that mission at Radio Bushwick with our second installment of ¡Dura! E’s E, Monk-One, Boogieman , and myself with be your selectors following Bio Ritmo’s live performance of their amazing new album. Come through, and what you do. #DuraBK #Salsa #brooklynsounds (at Radio Bushwick)
With El Barrio’s bad boy Joe Bataan #summerstagefania (at Fania SummerStage)
Quick preview of what Pa’lante! NYC has in store for this summer. Shot by the youngest in charge @rogerdemonserrath #unveranoennuevayol #palantenyc
Like I was saying, I will be the annkying background music for La Respuesta Magazine’s first “Qué Pasa” event here in Los Niuyores. Come politick ditto with the La Res staff and fam. Saturday May 17 from 4-6PM at Camaradas in El Barrio. #lasrespuestamag #quepasanyc #boriquasondaset #nocoquisonflags (at Camaradas El Barrio)
The sound of this icon’s trombone will forever drown out any bullshit you put out. #williecolon #burfday
Georgetown Gus..proud of my big bro. Master your masters. (at Gaston Hall - Georgetown University)
Remembering Louis Reyes Rivera
(by Lucas Rivera)
Today, Louis Reyes Rivera is considered by many as one of the supreme poets of the Black Arts and Nuyorican Poetry movement.
It’s as if Apollo, the God of poetry, was sitting on Louis’ shoulders and whispering the deep secrets of prose, making him one of the champions of verse.
Unfortunately, he entered the pearly gates of Heaven in March [2nd, 2012], leaving a long tradition of poetry and literature behind him. (read more)
i personally knew Louis for a brief time and met him for the last time just 2 weeks before he transitioned.
it rele messed me up, when i found out he passed away. i had jus seen the dude two weeks prior. i wrote about it last year. i even wrote a poem about him. it struck me deep. he had been a high school counselor like i wanna be. he was a poet like i am.
i will never forget what he told me. ““Never give up your studies.”
check out my posts about LRR #louis reyes rivera
see his bio here
Honoring the maestro Cheo… #cheofeliciano #palantenyc (at Apt 78)
It’s been an amazing year. Thank you New York City for opening your your arms and showing your love. I’m proud of being the balance and the bridge between our past and our future. Blah blah..ponte ready because this summer is going to be nutso. See you tonight. #palantenyc #faniarecords #raybarretto
This Thursday..come celebrate the life of Cheo and the one year anniversary of Pa’lante! NYC. Prizes from Fania Records along with E’s E of Names You Can Trust and myself making you dance and enjoy ya’selfies. No excuses.. #palantenyc #cheofeliciano #faniarecords
Some goodies to giveaway from the Fania familia. Come through on Thursday and win a little somethin’ somethin’. #palantenyc #faniarecords (at Apt 78)