Mi Tercera Edad http://miterceraedad.com/ Thu, 26 May 2022 07:10:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://miterceraedad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mi-tercera-edad-icon-150x150.png Mi Tercera Edad http://miterceraedad.com/ 32 32 Omar Chaparro signs with authentic talent and literary management https://miterceraedad.com/omar-chaparro-signs-with-authentic-talent-and-literary-management/ Wed, 25 May 2022 23:44:00 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/omar-chaparro-signs-with-authentic-talent-and-literary-management/

Omar Chaparro, one of Mexico’s top talents, has signed with Authentic Talent & Literary Management.

The actor, comedian, TV host and singer is looking to expand his international presence and appeal to audiences across a variety of mediums.

His past credits include films such as the fourth highest-grossing Mexican film of all time, “No Manche Frida,” which was topped by its 2019 sequel, which also starred Chaparro. His other credits include “Como Caido Del Cielo,” and he also had supporting roles in the English-language hits “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” and “How to Be a Latin Lover.”

Chaparro’s upcoming projects include directing and producing Moxie 88’s English-language action-comedy television series “Coyotes MC”; a role in the action movie “Blackout” alongside Josh Duhamel and Nick Nolte; and the indie thriller “The Wingwalker.”

Elsewhere, Chaparro’s music profile includes summer 2021 single, “Las Locuras Mias”, featuring Joey Montana, as well as his other single, “De Que Me Sirve El Cielo”. Meanwhile, on the TV front, the multi-hyphenate is host to “¿Quien Es La Mascara?” which is the Mexican adaptation of “The Masked Singer”.

Chaparro hosted the first two seasons of the show and will take over the reins for the upcoming fourth season. He also hosts Estrella TV’s late night Latin show “Tu-Night Con Omar Chaparro”.

“A true multi-hyphen that continues to challenge and then exceed expectations, Omar’s talent is matched only by his ambition,” said Jon Rubinstein, Founder and CEO of Authentic Talent & Literary Management. “We are delighted to help Omar realize these ambitions.”

Chaparro is also covered in Mexico by Talent on the Road.

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Becky G Debuts at No. 1 on Latin Pop Albums Chart with ‘Esquemas’ – Billboard https://miterceraedad.com/becky-g-debuts-at-no-1-on-latin-pop-albums-chart-with-esquemas-billboard/ Wed, 25 May 2022 22:57:10 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/becky-g-debuts-at-no-1-on-latin-pop-albums-chart-with-esquemas-billboard/

Becky G scores her first No. 1 — and her first entry — on Billboardin the list of Latin pop albums by Esquemas, his second studio album, reaches the top. The 14-track set topped the chart dated May 28 with 11,000 equivalent album units earned in the US after its first tracking week ending May 19, according to Luminate.

sketches, released May 13 via Kemosabe/RCA, traces 10,000 of its units to streaming activity, while the remaining 1,000 include traditional album sales and song download sales. The 10,000 from streaming data represents 14.42 million official US streams at the request of Esquemas‘ Songs. This is the second-best week in 2022 for a Latin pop album, following Rosalía’s Motomami debut which generated 19.37 million official on-demand streams of the ensemble’s tracks.

The Latin Pop Albums chart ranks the most popular Latin pop albums of the week in the United States based on multi-metric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 paid/on-demand subscription generated songs from a album.

Esquemas becomes Becky G’s first entry on Latin Pop Albums. It simultaneously debuts at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums, where its debut album of 2019 Mala Santa bowed and peaked at No. 3 with 8,000 total units. (While Mala Santa did not chart on the Latin Pop Albums, it peaked at number three on the Latin Rhythm Albums Chart.)

Like Esquemas arrives, he launches a song, “Bailé Con Mi Ex”, on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which mixes airplay, streams and digital downloads. The new recruit, combined with the three pre-release singles, all hit the all-metric count, including her first and only number 1. “Mamiii”, featuring Karol G, became Becky’s first lead on Hot Latin Songs and leading the survey for 10 weeks. On the current chart, it takes Greatest Gainer/Sales honors and sits at No. 7, driven by five songs from Bad Bunny and another track from Karol G.

Here is a recap:

Track, Artist (if other than Becky G), Peak Position, Peak Date
“Ram Pam Pam,” with Natty Natasha, #12, June 5, 2021
“Fulanito”, with El Alfa, n°24, June 19, 2021
“Mamiii,” w/ Karol G, #1, Feb. 26 (10 weeks at peak)
“Baile Con Mi Ex” debuts at No. 50 on May 28

Notably, “Baile Con Mi Ex”, the album’s only debut album on the current chart, represents only Becky G’s fourth entry unaccompanied by any other act among a collection of 24 entries. The track simultaneously earned Becky her 22nd top 10 in Latin digital song sales as she opened at No. 10. It was third among women, just behind Karol G and Shakira’s 23 top 10s.

Further away, Esquemas is only the seventh album by a female artist to debut in the penthouse on Latin Pop Albums in the past five years. Here are the other six:

Shakira, Eldorado, June 17, 2017
Gloria Trevi & Alejandra Guzman, Versus, July 22, 2017
Rosalie, El Mal QuererNovember 17, 2018
Thalia, ValienteNovember 24, 2018
Selena Gomez, Revelation, March 27, 2021
Rosalie, Motomami, April 2

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SWAN creates a community of songwriters on campus https://miterceraedad.com/swan-creates-a-community-of-songwriters-on-campus/ Wed, 25 May 2022 05:47:15 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/swan-creates-a-community-of-songwriters-on-campus/

One of the newest clubs on campus, the Songwriters Association at Northwestern is building a community among Northwestern songwriters. Eddie Ko, Founder and Co-Chair of the club, spoke about SWAN’s mission to make songwriting accessible to NU students, regardless of musical background.

EDDIE KO: I think I’ve always – always looked for a community of people who had me and kind of shared my passions for things. Because sometimes when you talk to people who aren’t passionate or don’t share the same things as you, it comes across as very compelling. I just kind of had a period in my life, where I was just like, I don’t want to have to convince anybody. I don’t have to convince people to like the things I find cool or to think that the things I find cool have value.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: It was Eddie Ko, a communications junior and founder and co-chairman of SWAN. Since fall 2021, Eddie has sought to create a space for student artists to produce original written work.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: From The Daily Northwestern, I’m Allison Arguezo, and you’re listening to Sound Source, a podcast about Northwestern’s music scene. This episode is about the newest campus music club working to bring songwriters together: the Songwriters Association at Northwestern, also known as SWAN.

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EDDIE KO: There are places where music is alive on campus. there are performance opportunities, but I found a lot of them were for people who were super established as artists, people who wanted to do it professionally.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: He wanted a less formal space, with fewer barriers to entry for students. With this new idea, Eddie began putting up posters to help generate interest in the club. That’s how co-president and Bienen sophomore Anna Castagnaro, along with other current board members, discovered SWAN. Anna echoed Eddie’s sentiment regarding the lack of spaces to make original works.

ANNA CASTAGNARO: We just realized that there really wasn’t space on campus for musicians to kind of create their own works and really feel seen by the community for it. And so it can be like just getting help composing or producing or just trying to find a space to perform their new works in a low-stakes environment.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: For the Vice President and McCormick sophomore Garrett Lee, SWAN is both a place where students can perform their original work and a place where they can find new inspiration.

GARRET LEE: I was in this place where I was constantly composing the same thing. So part of the reason I joined SWAN was to get more ideas, but also to try and approach my songwriting/songs in a different way.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: So what specifically does SWAN do? The club offers what it calls open music sessions, or studio sessions, where students can get advice and experiment with their music and composition. Bienen junior Sebastian Ortiz is one of the members who helps run the studio sessions.

SEBASTIAN ORTIZ: General members will come, and we will help them write a song. So whether it’s helping them with chord progressions, or any ideas that we could bounce back with them.

ANNA CASTAGNARO: It’s just cool. It’s cool to see people in small groups come in, maybe once a week, and work on stuff with them, and it’s like their own personal journey.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: SWAN also hosts different types of music-related events, such as its “How I Made” speaker event.

ANNA CASTAGNARO: It was sort of the spearhead of the outreach team and they got Moyana Olivia, one of the student songwriters, who is also in Bienen with me, to tell everyone about her writing process and the original music she composed. And it was really inspiring to see people show up to that and also, for me as a musician, it was really cool.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: Looking to the future, the club strives to establish consistent quarterly events.

EDDIE KO: So for the fall, our plan would be to do, like, a party formation event or a party battle. Winter would be like kind of a quieter, more laid back neighborhood, like an open mic event or something. But it’s a bit muted and cold because in the background we’re preparing for the spring show, which will be like our main annual big show.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: This year, that spring show Eddie mentioned was Kresgepalooza. Here he plays his original song,Freshman friends at the event.

EDDIE KO: So for a long time, our discussions were just spring shows. We just called it Spring Show. At the end of winter term, I was wandering the halls of our lovely Kresge Centennial Hall and came up with this idea for Kresgepalooza.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: Kresgepalooza, which took place on Friday, May 13, used different rooms across Kresge to showcase different student artists in a variety of “colorful” rooms, such as the Yellow Room, Blue Room, Dark Room, Red Room and more. Again. Both Garrett and Sebastian said the event was a great experience for artists and audiences.

GARRET LEE: There was this time when the performers had their soundcheck, but there were like five groups of performers, and they were like doing soundchecks for each other. They listen to each other’s music and think “Oh, that’s so cool”.

SEBASTIAN ORTIZ: It was very, very surprising to see such an intimate setting between the artists and the public. Because you can really say that the audience was invested and interested in what the performers had to say.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: Interested in joining the club? The co-chairs said don’t worry about skill level.

EDDIE KO: Anyone can join SWAN. Accessibility is one of the main things we want to emphasize.

ANNA CASTAGNARO: Yeah, I think our goal is just to have a tight-knit community of musicians who can just make music. And I feel like accessibility is just a basic form of allowing that to happen.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: Sebastian said SWAN would be happy to help any student through their musical process.

SEBASTIAN ORTIZ: I just want to start, you know, you can definitely come, and we’ll help you with all your ideas, even if you don’t know music theory, that’s for sure. Come and we’ll find something. We are a resource available to students.

ALLISON ARGUEZO: In addition to helping students become better musicians, SWAN hopes to develop a community of music lovers. Eddie said one of his favorite things about SWAN meet new people and get out of your comfort zone.

EDDIE KO: Learning to like meeting people, going up to people and saying, “Do you like this artist too? No way, me too. And sharing my songs with other people is something that has scared me for so long. And that’s something that SWAN really helped me start doing.

ANNA CASTAGNARO: Yeah, I think SWAN is just a really good place to be if you don’t know where you want to be musically, because I think it will help you as well as find other musicians who are in the same place. It’s always good to join, and just start and see if you like it. Chances are you will, and chances are you’ll find a great community that’s just as passionate about music as you are.

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ALLISON ARGUEZO: From the Daily Northwestern, I’m Allison Arguezo. Thanks for listening to another episode of Sound Source. The music for this episode was produced by SWAN member Donovan Batts. This episode was reported and produced by me. The Daily Northwestern’s Audio Editor is Lucia Barnum, Digital Editors are Will Clark and Katrina Pham, and Managing Editor is Jacob Fulton. Be sure to subscribe to The Daily Northwestern podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or SoundCloud to hear more episodes like this.

E-mail: [email protected]

Twitter: @allisonarguezo

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Luis Miguel Star Diego Boneta Sprays Charm in New Old Spice Campaign https://miterceraedad.com/luis-miguel-star-diego-boneta-sprays-charm-in-new-old-spice-campaign/ Tue, 24 May 2022 16:01:16 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/luis-miguel-star-diego-boneta-sprays-charm-in-new-old-spice-campaign/ Diego Boneta, who played Mexican singer Luis Miguel in Netflix’s eponymous biography series, has teamed up with Old Spice in a TikTok campaign showcasing the odor and sweat-eliminating powers of its new sprayable antiperspirant.

Mexican pop star and actor Diego Boneta, known for his role in Netflix’s Luis Miguel: The Series and the 2012 film Rock of Ages, has teamed up with personal care brand Old Spice in a cheeky new episode of “Smell Ready for Anything” from the brand. campaign. The star took to TikTok to endorse the brand’s all-new Sweat Defense dry spray antiperspirants with her signature charm.

In the first of two videos, Boneta gives herself a pep talk in the bathroom mirror before hosting an awards show. “Come on, Diego. You can do it – it won’t be sweat. Then suddenly he realizes that there will indeed be sweat, as he begins to sweat anxiously. Fortunately, Old Spice Sweat Defense Dry Spray comes to the rescue. Boneta reads on the bottle: “Ridically long-lasting sweat protection!” And with a quick spray under each armpit, he’s instantly transformed – a mist of sweat-wicking molecules consumes him and he reappears ready to be rewarded in a sleek cornflower blue suit with a confident new attitude.

@diego Add that confidence to your day with @Old Spice Sweat Defense Dry Spray #SmellReadyForAnything #AvailableAtWalmart #SponsoredObviously ♬ original sound – Diego Boneta

It was a role he was eager to take on. “I’ve always been a fan of Old Spice and I’ve been using Old Spice for a very long time,” he told The Drum. “And I’ve always been a fan of their campaigns – the comedy they use in those iconic moments. And when they approached me and said, ‘Let’s collaborate on a campaign together’…it was a evidence.”

And the brand intended to involve Boneta in the end-to-end process to bring the campaign to life. The company’s vice president, Matt Krehbiel, explains that the star actually helped “create history through his single lens, taking on a leadership role both behind and in front of the camera.”

The TikTok spots were developed in partnership with media agency Citizen Relations and Boneta’s own production company, Three Amigos. But Boneta helped develop the concept, script and execution. “We were bouncing around on ideas, and [trying to figure out] how to make it funnier, how to make it more iconic, how to make it more in everyone’s vein [classically funny] Old Spice campaigns,” he explains. “We had a lot of fun shooting it.”

Boneta says he’s “delighted” to also be part of the 84-year-old brand’s ongoing efforts to expand into LatinX markets. In December, Old Spice teamed up with Spanish-language media giant Univision to launch a 30-second advert featuring actors Angélica María, Arath De La Torre and Adriana Morales.

“[Old Spice is] iconic, and launching this new campaign with them, I’m really happy with what we’ve done,” says Boneta. “I think it’s fun and funny – and I’m thrilled to be part of the Old Spice family.”

Boneta is the brand’s new celebrity spokesperson in an expanding range; the list also includes electronic artist Marshmello, Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams and Marvel star Simu Liu.

Boneta is juggling a number of new projects. In April, he signed a new deal with Prime Video to star in and produce “a lot of different projects” that will include both original television and film content. The content will be available to watch starting in 2023. Additionally, next month the actor will be on the big screen alongside Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona and Isabela Merced in Warner Bros. Remake of Father of the Bride focused on Cuban culture.

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Cabaret singer Daphne is still talking about her evolving identity https://miterceraedad.com/cabaret-singer-daphne-is-still-talking-about-her-evolving-identity/ Tue, 24 May 2022 14:24:54 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/cabaret-singer-daphne-is-still-talking-about-her-evolving-identity/

You were recently in a music video, which is my favorite art form.

It was Ezra Furman, who just released a new single, “Forever in Sunset.” She asked me to be in it and I play – in Ezra’s portrayal – a transexual James Dean, who sees this queer fellow in a bar getting really messy, getting hurt. We share a moment where it’s ambiguous whether we’re strangers or not, but we share a moment of nurturing and nurturing that’s very sweet and tender and swims in bisexual lighting.

How would you describe yourself as an artist?

That’s always the question. I found “cabaret artist” says what it is. There was definitely a time when “drag queen” really upset me, but that was a previous chapter and now drag queen doesn’t bother me so much.

A lot of what I do is really influenced by drag, and lately a lot of my gigs have been burlesque shows. I’ve hosted shows at Bathtub Gin and Mr. French. Boo Bess, whenever she’s out of town, I fill in for her.

My life has gone this unique and interesting way where I find myself part of the burlesque community, which is largely, almost entirely, cis women. I feel at home there in a way. There is an understanding and an embrace and I feel very welcome and very grateful.

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The ghost with the most is back on Broadway https://miterceraedad.com/the-ghost-with-the-most-is-back-on-broadway/ Mon, 23 May 2022 13:06:43 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/the-ghost-with-the-most-is-back-on-broadway/


Beetlejuice is back, baby!


beetle juice is sacred to horror fans everywhere, which is probably why sequels and remakes never materialized. How can you properly reinvent a classic that means so much to so many people? The answer: turn it into a musical.

*Original cast

What struck me in the first ten minutes of Beetlejuice: the musical was that it was developed with tremendous love and respect for the original. The spectacle encompasses all the many facets of what made the film great while developing the story in ways that are both inventive and referential. There are even several nods to the cartoon that just made me happy.

Beyond that, the costumes, music, humor, horror and incredibly elaborate Burtonesque sets and visuals are an overwhelming and blissful experience for beetle juice Fans. Moreover, the anarchist spirit of obscenity and rudeness of the film is fully retained in the writing.

After a brief covid-induced hiatus, beetle juice is back on Broadway and we have a bunch of exclusive new photos from the revived production! Check them out in all their glory below along with some quotes from the cast and creators.

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This is a great example of how we’ve taken some of the source material from the Beetlejuice cartoon series. The point of the story here is that BJ is thrilled that the Maitlands are about to die. But how could we show this in a totally blown away way? The animated series was full of sight gags (mostly based on puns) and so it was definitely a tribute to the wild and goofy cartoon side of our musical. Also… here’s a fun fact… popcorn and sodas are flown in every day from a little snack shop just outside of Budapest. It’s the only way for me to authentically play this moment. Of course, the public will never know… but I will. And I think that really makes the moment work. I’m picky like that. I’m kidding too.

–Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice

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My favorite scenes from the animated TV series “Beetlejuice” were the ones where Beetlejuice and Lydia were trying to face off. And, in this photo, Beetlejuice similarly tries to scam Lydia and uses every persuasive method he can think of to get him to say his name three times, but Lydia continually outmanoeuvres him.

–Alex Timbers, Director

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“The show’s signature shot and line. There was just no way we were going to leave ‘it’s show time’ out of the show. We’re not that crazy. Originally, the line was coming right at the start of the show but where it is now it’s so much more of a climactic moment and it really hits the audience…they go crazy about it I love that part because it’s the moment where BJ gets exactly what he wants. And there’s just something emotional for me about someone (or something) getting the thing he craves for. However, in this case, it’s used for a naughty purpose. Also… here’s a fun fact… I’m inside this table for the entire scene. No trap doors. No secret entrances. I’m stuck in this table for a good 9 minutes.

-Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice

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Let’s go home.’ “This line has great significance in the series as Lydia constantly wonders where she belongs and what home really means. She mourns the loss of her mother and in this grief she feels incredibly isolated and alone. However, over the course of her journey she discovers that there is love all around her and that family/home can be “a bit unconventional” This moment is her emotional release and as an actor I look forward to every night. Lydia is in a lot of pain throughout the show, and letting go of that huge weight is a beautiful thing. It makes me emotional every night, knowing that many can relate in some way. other. And to show that it is possible to pass to the other side.

–Elizabeth Teeter, Lydia

Beetlejuice the musical continues its Broadway tour at the Marquis Theater in New York. Tickets range from $69 to $169 and are available now at www.Ticketmaster.com and at the Marquis Theater box office.

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A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville, from Inman Eats & Crafts to Campfire. Party https://miterceraedad.com/a-week-of-events-in-cambridge-and-somerville-from-inman-eats-crafts-to-campfire-party/ Sun, 22 May 2022 04:05:45 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/a-week-of-events-in-cambridge-and-somerville-from-inman-eats-crafts-to-campfire-party/

Today

CRLS August Wilson Monologue Competition from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central place. Free. The project sparked and host Keith Mascoll – a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School alumnus – invites students to perform monologues by the great playwright from “Fences”, “Two Trains Running”, “The Piano Lesson”, “Seven Guitars” and more. The information is here.

Last year’s Inman Eats & Crafts Festival. (Photo: East Cambridge Business Association via Facebook)

Inman eats and craftsfrom noon to 4 p.m. on Cambridge Street at Inman Square, between Springfield and Prospect streets. The East Cambridge Business Association’s annual celebration of ‘all Inman Square’ has a long list of restaurants with food stalls, a beer garden, live music and vendors that include over 30 local makers set up in a craft market. We wrote about it here; information is here.


Monday

Ben McGrath reads “Riverman: An American Odyssey” at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Porter Square. Free. McGrath’s book tells the true story of Dick Conant, who canoed thousands of miles of American rivers for more than 20 years and then disappeared near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The author will speak with the editor of the Financial Times, Brendan Greeley. The information is here.

Indie/Folk Open mic night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Cantab Underground, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central place. Free. A keyboard and a guitar amp are provided for the performers. The information is here.


Tuesday

Robert Kuttner Presents “Going Big” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Free. Journalist and political analyst Kuttner discusses his latest, “Going Big: FDR’s Legacy, Biden’s New Deal and the Struggle to Save Democracy,” at an event sponsored by the library and the Harvard Book Store. Registration is not required, but encouraged. The information is here.

The Slam of the Moth Story from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Armory Arts Center, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Tickets are $15. This open-mic storytelling contest on the fourth Tuesday of each month is open to anyone who can share a five-minute story on the evening’s theme – this time, “water”. Proof of vaccination is required. The information is here.

Mike Block. (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Mike Block 40th Anniversary Concert at 8 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom of the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. Tickets are $25. The Grammy Award-winning cellist, singer, composer and educator of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble celebrates his 40th birthday with West African balafon player Balla Kouyaté, fiddler Darol Anger, mandolinist Joe K. Walsh, bassist Zachariah Hickman, Kimber Ludiker of Della Mae, Nicholas Cords of Brooklyn Rider and Scottish-American violinist Hanneke Cassel. Masks are mandatory. The information is here.


Wednesday

international holiday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kendall/MIT Open Space at 292 Main Street., Kendall Square. Free. Misti, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Experiences organization that won’t say what its name stands for (MIT International Studies something something?) offers food and activities from cultures around the world at this community night, including including traditional Senegalese drum and dance performances by the Rambax tradition, interpretations of Nepalese/Hindi songs and Brazilian dance by the Sambaviva ensemble. The information is here.


Thusday

23rd Annual Youth Poetry Awards from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Free. Poets in grades K-8 will receive prizes and are invited to read their work. It is not known if Tom Holland and Zendaya will walk the red carpet. The information is here.

Elif Batuman reads an excerpt from “Either/Or: A Novel” at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Free. Much talked about is this sequel to Batuman’s “The Idiot,” which still follows Selin through her misadventures at Harvard in the 1990s and now dives into parties, booze and sex. Batuman will speak with Beth Blum, associate professor of English at Harvard University. The information is here.

CRLS Media Arts Film Festival from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central place. Free. Student filmmakers screen their work for the school year. The information is here.

A recent celebration of spring. (Photo: Revels)

A Spring Celebration of Revels and Perkins School for the Blind at 7:30 p.m. on facebook live. Free. The Cambridge Arts Organization and Watertown School are hosting their 21st Annual Spring Song and Dance Collaboration. Performers include musician and soloist David Coffin, Revels Music Director Elijah Botkin and Artistic Director Patrick Swanson, soloist Bobbie Hill and The Revels Chorus, The Pinewoods Morris Men and The Perkins Secondary Program Chorus with special guests Chorus pro Musica from Boston. The information is here.


Friday

CRLS World Jazz Ensemble from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central place. Free. The top band from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, who play at shows and events around Greater Boston, go beyond jazz at this gig. The information is here.

Ava Sophia performs at Campfire. Friday. (Photo: Ava Sophia via Instagram)

Campfire. Festival from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. this evening and from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10 for daily passes or $25 for a weekend pass (or free streaming). The twice-yearly local Passim Festival of Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, country, folk and related musical styles runs throughout the Memorial Day long weekend with 26 hours of music live of 49 acts. Originally just a way to fill a weekend of poor bookings in 1998, the festival now competes with the rock and pop-focused Boston Calling across the river. The painfully punctuated campfire. aims to develop talent and celebrate the local music scene, with organizers saying the shows can blur the line between performer and audience member – just as might happen sitting around a real campfire, scratching a guitar or two. The information is here for the all-public festival, which is in its 24th edition.

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” with introduction by Eugene Mirman8 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. Tickets are $14. Twelve seasons and a movie, and on opening night comedian Mirman, the voice of burger shop scion Gene Belcher, will be on hand. A the after party takes place at 10 p.m. in the theater’s Crystal Ballroom for anyone who sees the film here on this opening weekend. The information is here.


Saturday

Campfire. The party continues from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10 for daily passes or $25 for a weekend pass (or free streaming). The information is here for the all-public festival, which is in its 24th edition.

Argentinian music from Guillermo Nojechowicz from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jill Brown-Rhone Park, near the central square. Free. Argentinian drummer and composer Nojechowicz, a graduate of Berklee College of Music and who leads the Brazilian-Argentinian jazz ensemble El Eco, performs as part of the Cambridge Plays series. The information is here.


Sunday

Quentin Callewaert and Honest Mechanik play from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Palmer Street, Harvard Square. Free. Callewaert, who starts this bill, is a 21-year-old classically trained acoustic guitarist and singer who mixes Americana, gospel and bluegrass. Honest Mechanik is the indie-pop duo of Susan Cattaneo and Paul Hansen (The Grownup Noise), which kicks off at 4 p.m. with offbeat lyrics and earworm melodies and “The Velvet Underground vibe paired with the intimacy of Belle and Sebastian. ” Part of the Cambridge Plays series. The information is here.

Campfire. The party continues from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10 for daily passes or $25 for a weekend pass (or free streaming). The information is here for the all-public festival, which is in its 24th edition.

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KFAI’s “Crap from the Past” Community Radio Show Turns 30 https://miterceraedad.com/kfais-crap-from-the-past-community-radio-show-turns-30/ Sat, 21 May 2022 13:10:00 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/kfais-crap-from-the-past-community-radio-show-turns-30/ Radio DJ Ron Gerber, who currently hosts the show every Friday night on KFAI, started it when he was in college.

MINNEAPOLIS — When darkness falls in Minneapolis every Friday night, if you tune your radio correctly, you might hear the boogiemonster. Ron “Boogiemonster” Gerber, that is.

Gerber is the radio DJ behind Minneapolis community radio station KFAI’s longest-running show, Crap From the Past. The uniquely named show airs every Friday night from 10 p.m. to midnight. In January of this year, he celebrated his 30th birthday.

KARE 11’s Eva Andersen sat down with Gerber who shared all that goes into creating a show with such longevity.

Eva Anderson: How would you describe Crap from the Past?

Ron Gerber: It’s a graduate course in pop, that’s what I’m saying on that. It’s a pop music radio show that plays older pop – that’s been around since 1992. And really, we’re targeting people who’ve been listening to the radio for 40 years.

If you were in the 80s and listened to the radio, you are my target audience. Basically, you are me.

Anderson: Can you elaborate a bit more on what you mean by “advanced level pop course”?

Gerber: I’m targeting people who already know quite a bit about pop music. So if you’re new to pop and hearing about the show, you’re welcome with open arms. But if you know a lot about pop, I’ll challenge you with some stuff you don’t know.

I will wrap [songs] in a context that you can relate them to something you already know. For example, if I play an obscure Duran Duran B-side, I’ll give you the context and say, well here’s the A-side, but I bet you’ve never heard the B-side.

Or Peter Gabriel singing that particular song in German. There are plenty of examples, but I’m going to challenge you in a way that other radio shows never would. Nobody in their right mind at a commercial station fighting for ratings is going to play B-sides or stuff recorded in foreign languages, or a lot of the staples that I like to play.

Anderson: So do you ever play music that’s really shit?

Gerber: I can go as low as possible. I’ve got some horrible stuff on kids’ records, but there’s one label in particular that’s at rock bottom. And so I like to sprinkle in stuff like that from time to time.

I like bad songs. I’ll play bad singing on the air. It’s like a dessert. You couldn’t make an entire dinner out of dessert.

Anderson: How did the show start?

Gerber: I thought, I’m going back to my old college radio station and I’m going to play them a show called Crap from the Past. And see what happens. At the time, I kind of wanted to play things that I didn’t hear on the air.

The radio station at my old college put me on from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday… or Friday, I can’t remember.

I was playing to an audience a bit younger than me because I was in graduate school at the time, so I was playing in front of the students, playing music a bit older than what they know. Only a little. Because I felt the music from 1983 was better than the music from 1992. So I started playing hits that were 9, 10 years old. And it took off, it was huge.

In April, there were 100% requests and the request line was lighting up before I got to the station.

In May at the end of the semester they said there was a particular dorm where you could walk through the dorm and hear it play in enough dorms where you could continuously hear the show playing wherever you went in the dormitory. It worked well.

Anderson: How much time does he spend consuming all this music?

Gerber: Like when you microwave something that’s on 50% all the time? It’s like that. So I have stuff that percolates all the time. My ears are always searching for something I can use. So what about pure prep time? That’s about half an hour a week of real prep time. But there are always things that percolate at 2%, 5%.

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Anderson: How do you prepare for a show?

Gerber: There’s a lot of improvisation going on.

I have enough knowledge here just because I’ve been a music freak since I was 10…I can pull things out of a hat that I can sometimes surprise myself.

There was one thing when I was playing stuff on the hands. And I came up with Slow Hand from the Pointer Sisters and Hands to Heaven from Breathe, Keep your Hands to yourself…the part I could find on the fly is the one that peaked at #2 on the Hot Hundred. I was pretty happy with that! It’s just something I know – useless information that’s lodged in there.

Anderson: It was obviously a huge time commitment. Was there ever a time when it was really hard to keep the show going?

Gerber: Year No. 19. I thought, ‘What am I doing? It’s every Friday night, it’s exhausting!’ And I let one or two people go like, ‘Should I stop doing this?’

And they said ‘Oh, no – for God’s sake, don’t stop!’

And now I definitely have a second wind.

If I was paid for it, I would have my doubts because the motivation would be different, but I do it because… I like to play my favorite music.

andersen: You don’t get paid for this? Why are you doing this?

Gerber: I like it. You get the bug. And it’s hard to describe the bug to people who aren’t on the radio. In fact, I went out of my way not to make money just to have a clear conscience.

Anderson: Do you feel lucky?

Gerber: Oh my God, I’m so thankful that KFAI and community radio as a whole exist and let me do what I do.

I’ve found that a lot of commercial radio people kind of envy me for what I do. Like oh I wish I could do that. But you can’t. Not if you’re aiming for the grades. And you’re going to see a lot of people watching your show regularly. On a commercial radio station, you’re not going to make it sound like Crap from the Past. Yes I’m lucky.

I adhere to FCC rules. I’m doing well with pledging campaigns, and we’re bringing in money, and otherwise they leave me alone. I am the luckiest guy in the world.

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What punk music owes to its lesser-known Latin roots https://miterceraedad.com/what-punk-music-owes-to-its-lesser-known-latin-roots/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:24:00 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/what-punk-music-owes-to-its-lesser-known-latin-roots/

Mentions of “punk rock” can conjure up the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, leather jackets in the cooler climes of London and New York. But the youthful fire of punk burned early in Southern California, Mexico, and other Latino communities around the world.

The new eight-part Audible podcast series, Punk in translation: Latin origins, traces the history of punk back to its lesser known and more diverse roots.

One of the earliest examples of proto-punk in the series is Question Mark and the Mysterians, a group of Mexican American teenagers from Michigan with raw vocals and garage rock styles. They broke through with the 1966 hit, ’96 Tears’, long before the punk revolution gripped the music world – the song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

“They were able to find that sound and create music that I still find very fresh,” said Punk in translation host and former punk band member This Bastidawho grew up in Tijuana and now lives in LA

Bastida started playing with the punk band that became Tijuana No! when she was just 15, the group played music inspired by bands such as Clash and Black Flag, until disbanding after a decade.

It might not be obvious right away, but what connects the punk and Latino experiences, according to Bastida, is the philosophy of doing things your own way. “You’re not supposed to fit in with anyone [in punk]”, Bastida said. “People are going to respond to you, and you are going to be honest and unique.

Hollywood’s punk origins

Singer Alice Bag, lead singer of late ’70s punk band The Bags, grew up in East Los Angeles, taking guitar lessons from the age of 16. She told Bastida that when she saw a Latino band playing pop-punk in 1977, it was the first time she had seen rockers who looked like them. She gravitates towards Hollywood, where the punk scene takes place.

Alice Bag at the Hong Kong Cafe.

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“It didn’t matter where you were from or if you were gay – nothing mattered, everyone was welcome,” Bastida said. “And it seemed like a great place to create to me.”

The Hollywood of the day, even more run down and unglamorous than it seems today, had cheap rents that allowed an arts scene to flourish, says rocker John Doe of punk band X of Los Angeles on the podcast. Bag lived in the sadly filthy flats of Canterbury, alongside members of bands such as the Go-Gos, playing shows in venues that included a punk venue in the basement of the nearby Pussycat porn theatre.

The Bags were short-lived, releasing only one record and breaking up a few years after forming. But they became hugely influential in both their music and aesthetic style – Salvation Army dresses over torn fishnets, with dark chola-inspired eyeliner.

Alice’s lead vocal included a primal scream that has become a signature of Hollywood punk. This influence was clearly felt in the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s, with female-led punk acts embracing both femininity and strength while calling for sexism.

Latino Teen And Punk Pachuco

East LA’s Los Lobos also drew inspiration from the city’s punk scene, the band’s Louie Perez told Bastida. Los Lobos played punk shows early on, before the sound of punk was specifically defined by elements such as the distorted guitar. The area’s Latino community had long had their own proto-punk cultures, including pachucos and cholos – Perez described his band as “pachuco punk”, playing sped up versions of traditional Mexican songs.

A black and white photo of a man with a passionate look on his face, playing a guitar, with a drummer behind him, with a mural on the wall behind.

Generacion Suicida plays La Miroiterie, Paris in 2013.

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One of the young punk bands that Bastida interviewed was the members of suicidal generationbased in South LA, who have been playing together since 2010.

“They were in their twenties and lived in this community that a lot of people see as a dangerous area or full of violence,” Bastida said. “They show the world how much it is like any other community filled with families, love, art.”

As the group grew, bands toured the area to come to their neighborhoods, play backyard parties, and connect with new audiences. This led to the Generación Suicida’s music having influence outside of South LA, as well as invitations to take their music on the road – they would support and tour with other bands and be invited to perform in other cities.

“They’re older than me when they started – they had their record store, they had it all figured out,” Bastida said.

As labels tried to sign them, the band decided to stay independent and do things their own way, which Bastida said she greatly respected. Generación Suicida stays on the road regularly.

In search of forgotten punk roots

Bastida discovered punk’s Latin roots herself while hosting the podcast. When she arrived alongside her band mates Tijuana No, she was unaware of these early influences.

“I haven’t really heard of these Latin/Chicano punk bands,” Bastida said. “Back then, unless you were on radio – mainstream radio – you didn’t know much about them.”

She used punk to help understand who she was as she grew up, learning from her bandmates about everything from music to social justice.

Bastida started out as an interview subject, but the show’s producers floated the idea of ​​her becoming the host after interviewing her in Spanish and English. They were looking for a bilingual woman with a connection to music, and Bastida fit the bill.

All Punk in translation podcast is available in English and Spanish.

“It was tricky. Obviously I speak English, but I feel more comfortable in Spanish,” Bastida said. “I had to ask someone to help me and guide me, because I pronounce things better in Spanish than in English.”

Although many of the artists were Latinos, they didn’t always speak Spanish either. It was more difficult to convey the content of these interviews in both languages, but this effort made the project more accessible.

The Latin box of the industry

It took time for Bastida to find her own place, while making the music industry understand exactly what her thing is. She first moved to Los Angeles around 16 years ago when she also started writing music as a solo artist.

“My music, if you listen to it, it doesn’t necessarily sound Mexican,” Bastida said. “People would say, OK, I like music, but you sing in Spanish. They didn’t really know where to put me.

She always hated being boxed in by record companies and booking agents.

“I grew up in Mexico and listened to music in English, and I had no problem with that,” Bastida said. “Why would people have such a problem with me singing in Spanish?”

Industry gatekeepers were frustrated, as the fact that she didn’t make ranchera or mariachi music meant they couldn’t put her in the “world music” category.

“I would like people to like [my music] and connect with him the same way I connected with David Bowie, when I couldn’t understand everything he was saying,” Bastida said.

She’s been encouraged by crossover artists in recent years, with language not a barrier for acts such as Bad Bunny and BTS airing on mainstream pop radio. Now she wants it to happen in more genres.

Bastida hopes the show’s listeners will have a better understanding of music history and, when they connect with an artist, their personal story as well.

“I wish people understood that American music is also Latin music,” Bastida said.

Punk in Translation: Latinx Origins (produced by Fresh Produce Media) is out now.

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Coca-Cola partners with Universal for global music platform “coke studio” https://miterceraedad.com/coca-cola-partners-with-universal-for-global-music-platform-coke-studio/ Fri, 20 May 2022 00:41:06 +0000 https://miterceraedad.com/coca-cola-partners-with-universal-for-global-music-platform-coke-studio/

Coke studio debuts with a tribute to Queen.

Coca-Cola is expanding its Coke Studio, a music platform originally launched in Pakistan in 2008, to a global stage.

The program is a digital first, still active and offers emerging talent the opportunity to partner, create and spread musical magic to new audiences.

The platform’s first moment will be brought to life through a two-minute global film, The Conductor, which features seven international artists collaborating to reinvent Queen’s iconic melody “a kind of magic”.

Each artist recorded their own version with additional exclusive tracks and behind-the-scenes footage, all accessible on the CokeStudioYoutubeHub.

Content can also be unlocked through the built-in activation, Drink. Analysis. Enjoy, which sees Coca-Cola packs transform into digital portals: a gateway for people to connect to new global content from Coke Studios.

“Coke studio is a direct extension of the true magic philosophy of Coca-Cola,” said Pratik Thakar, head of global creative strategy and content at Coca-Cola.

“It celebrates music’s unique ability to unite and uplift and provides a connecting point for fans around the world to come together and enjoy a new experience.”

The launch of coke studio and “the conductor” was organized in partnership with Universal Music Group. “Collaborating with these incredible artists and the Coca-Cola team on the music and creative vision for this launch was magical,” said Richard Yaffa, executive vice president, global brands, Universal Music Group.

The seven artists of the coke studio launch are:

  • ARI LENNOX: Grammy-nominated American R&B sensation, singer-songwriter
  • CLAW: British singer-songwriter and one of the youngest winners of the Rising Star category of the Brit Awards (2021)
  • EKIN BERIL: Turkish electro-pop producer, recognizable by her electro indie-inspired sound
  • MARIAH ANGELIQ: Latin breakthrough star and urban pop powerhouse
  • STEM: Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer who is paving the way for the global takeover of Afrobeats
  • TESHER: Indian-Canadian rapper and producer who merges genres to create global anthems
  • TRIBE: multilingual and colorful K-Pop girl group that creates energetic music by combining K-Pop with various musical genres such as Afro and Latin

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