Over the last few years, the minds behind Ruidosa Festival have been leading the charge when it comes to empowering women in Latin America’s music industry. The Francisca Valenzuela-founded collective has transformed into a renowned concert and discussion series that has opened its doors to women and gender non-conforming communities across the region, creating reports about the representation of women at mainstream Latin American festivals and award shows along the way. After producing special editions of its festival in Santiago de Chile and Los Angeles, Ruidosa is officially coming back to Mexico City in 2019.
The festival first hit the Mexican capital in 2016, and now it’s returning with another series of panels and performances. Mexican R&B diva Girl Ultra, Silvana Estrada, Ruzzi, María (of The Marías), Marcela Viejo, Zemmoa, and Francisca Valenzuela will all participate in a conversation before the festival’s live showcase. Local non-profits, zines, and other feminist organizations will also come together for an official fair as part of the program.
The lineup of musical performers is equally dreamy, featuring beloved artists Kelela, U.S. Girls, The Marías, Marcela Viejo and founder Francisca Valenzuela herself. Here’s hoping Ruidosa continues to push the boundaries of the feminist music festival experience.
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Ruidosa Fest hits Mexico City on March 9, 2019. To purchase tickets, click here.