CALA Alliance Presents
CROSSFADE LAB with HELADO NEGRO + NAO BUSTAMANTE + JOSH KUN
Moderated by Josh Kun
Mon, May 15, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pmCrescent Ballroom
The fourth installment of Crossfade LAB will stage an experimental encounter between the internationally-known multi-disciplinary artist Nao Bustamente and the acclaimed musician and recording artist Helado Negro. Calling on immigrant geographies that run from Mexico to Ecuador-- and span California, South Florida, and Brooklyn in between-- both artists have used performance, masquerade, and wit to re-imagine Latinx aesthetics, history, and politics.
Moderated by Crossfade Lab co-curator and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun, the evening will mix live performances and collaborations with intimate artist conversations.
This event is presented by CALA Alliance in collaboration with ASU Art Museum and Crescent Ballroom. Support generously provided by the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation.http://www.crescentphx.com/event/1458205/
Helado Negro tours extensively and has performed in diverse venues from clubs to cultural organizations including the Wexner Center, Columbus; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Mana Contemporary, Chicago; Museum of Natural History, L.A.; Mass MoCA, North Adams, Marguilies Warehouse, Miami, Festival Centro, Bogota and Vive Latino, Mexico City. In 2015 he was the recipient of a Joyce Award and premiered an orchestral commission as part of the Liquid Music series during the inaugural festivities of the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in Saint Paul.
"Among the musicians currently redefining Latino culture worldwide, Helado Negro creates a sonic landscape that reflects 21st-century Latin America." – NPR