Among New York City’s crowded art landscape, few entities are lifting local Latinx voices and work as diligently as New Latin Wave. The Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary art festival is entering its third year with another stellar line-up of thought-provoking art pieces, poignant conversations and forward-thinking music by Latinx artists and organizers, once again hosted at Greenpoint landmark Brooklyn Bazaar.
Doubling down on their commitment to community building, New Latin Wave announced via press release they are partnering with PRIMA Fund for “a raffle of prizes donated by our partners / NLW community where 100% of proceeds will benefit PRIMA, helping artists in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria.” Several of the festival’s speakers and performers will also center conversations on migration and Afro-Latinx identity and most music, media and video art exhibits are being curated and led by women. As in past editions, New Latin Wave will feature a Book and Zine fair in Brooklyn Bazaar’s main ballroom with new additions like Chilean pop-up by La Sureña, a live drawing installation by Ecuadorian artist Juan Miguel Marín and an after party blow out presided over by queen of the decks, DJ Bembona.
To help you navigate this year’s crowded New Latin Wave schedule and its unmissable performances and exhibits, we’ve put together a list of 5 features worth checking out on your weekend venture to North Brooklyn. The talent is high and the tickets are cheap, but most of all, this festival is an important reminder of why supporting local artists and initiatives normalizes Latinx perspectives in an oft-segregated art world.
New Latin Wave kicks off on Sunday, September 30th at 11 am. Buy tickets here.