In order to prepare for the Latin Alternative Music Conference here's an overview of some of the acts. Some are staples, some are "need to know" artists, but all of them will be reppin' Latin Alternative in one of the greatest cities on earth: New York City.
Wednesday, July 9 8:00pm - 1:00am
LAMC/GoTV Indie Showcase @ The Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St.)
Co-Presented by Gibson, Discmakers, and Myspace Latino
Their music is described as disco house, ghetto tech, and funk, but this Miami-based duo is no ordinary act. Afrobeta was recently named "Best Songwriters" in 2008 and were previously named "Best Electronic Band 2007" by the Miami New Times. Formed in 2006 after "Smurphio" Laurencio met his muse, Cristina "Cuci Amador" Garcia, at one of his live performances, Afrobeta has become a staple in the Miami music scene. Now, Smurphio and Cuci will be bringing their disco flavor to the NYC Latin Alternative scene.
Cuci is often referred to by the nickname "Latin Bjork" in local music circles.