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Island Roots, Urban Dreams
Island Roots, Urban Dreams

Sat, May 04


Ki Smith Gallery

Island Roots, Urban Dreams

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of culture, creativity, and community spirit! We're thrilled to invite you to the Island Roots, Urban Dreams multidisciplinary showcase hosted by Omar Gonzalez taking place at Ki Smith Gallery as part of their current exhibit, "Rutas De Nuestros Caminos".

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Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Ki Smith Gallery, 170 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the event

This event promises an exciting lineup of talented Puerto Rican poets, actors, musicians, and more, all coming together to celebrate the vibrant artistry of NYC's Puerto Rican community. But wait, there's more! Your ticket includes complimentary drinks, courtesy of The Coquito Lady, adding an extra splash of flavor to an already fantastic evening.

Featured Artists:

Ana Sophia Colon, Arelis Torres, Cecille Forsyth, DāSo, Damaris Isales, Day Luv, Elizabeth Brown, Jen Diaz, Juan Ramirez Jr., Maritza Hernandez, Milagros Colon, Nick Luis, Nina Pagan, Paula Gaudier, Rachel Navarro & more!

Highlighted Performances:

Kick off the evening with the electrifying sounds of DāSo El Afro Caribeño and his band.

Known for their vibrant Afro-Caribbean rhythms, they will set the tone for an unforgettable evening filled with energy and passion.

La Gringa No Baila - A One Woman Show Jen Diaz navigates the complexities of diasporic Puerto Rican identity and grapples with the question of where home truly lies. Is it in her blood, the culture that raised her, or the language she speaks? Join her on a heartfelt and humorous journey as she explores the intersections of heritage, identity, and belonging in this captivating one-woman show.

Leaveascar - A Unique Sonic Experience Leaveascar, is the music persona of Rachel Navarro, a Bronx-born artist whose work extends to multiple mediums. Scar’s music is a mosaic of the human experience. She blends her love for rap and dance music to create a unique sound for your listening pleasure. Her music videos have amassed over 100,000 YouTube views and her songs collectively have over 300,000 streams. Don’t miss her performance!

Two Short Plays Directed by Ashley L. Canfield

Dive into two compelling short plays with sharp dialogue and engaging characters: ‘Your Choice’, the story of a young woman facing a life-altering decision and ‘Love Diplomats’, which explores the complexities of an affair and the negotiations that follow.

Grab your tickets now to secure your spot at this one-of-a-kind showcase. Join us in supporting and celebrating the diverse voices and talents of our Puerto Rican community in NYC! Get ready to be inspired!

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