Born and raised in Naucalpan, the deep outskirts of Mexico City, the Gama brothers and their band Son Rompe Pera have thrashed through all preconceived notions of what a marimba-centered band is, and have rendered the instrument inseparable from their punk ethos. Their shows have become home to the now-infamous marimba mosh pit across the globe, joining intergenerational audiences in moments of essential release and community around their hard-hitting, forward-thinking, unrelenting punk-infused cumbias. With two critically-acclaimed records under their belt, and hundreds of shows on some of the world’s most prestigious stages to a rapidly growing audience, the band consistently proves their boundlessness as far as where they can take the genre, standing vehemently by the fact that traditions are meant to be both honored, broken, and built again.READ MORE
Not long ago, Chef John Atwater asked me to go with him to the farmers market to look for hot peppers, and produce for the salsas they make at Mamacita’s Taqueria, and Taco Temple.
Well, that was a few years ago. I remember that when we arrived at the Asheville’s Farmers Market, almost right away, I felt transported to México. The smell of tomatoes, hot peppers, cilantro, watermelons and the sight of Vanessa, a Mexican grandmother surrounded by 4 or 5 kids, made me feel like I had travelled in time.READ MORE
Hello Asheville friends, today I want to briefly introduce you to a local organization creating amazing murals in our city, while highlighting the NATIVE PEOPLES OF THIS CONTINENT
As someone with Afro Latino roots creating content highlighting diversity in Asheville, I was excited to meet Rachel, and to learn about the work she is doing in our community.READ MORE
Hello everyone, today I want to share a great experience I had while riding a couple of E- bikes at the RAD in Asheville.
This area is very cool, vibrant, eclectic and the home to over 280 artists. There is 3 well known microbreweries, and one of the most popular Southern style BBQ restaurants in Asheville (rumor goes, it is so good that even Presidents como to eat here)READ MORE
Hi! I’m Emily from Panama City, Florida home of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches! These days though, I am satisfied with living in the Most Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! I grew up with a Grandmother who loved to dance and parents who played records often! So, I started dancing as a toddler and just never stopped. Up until moving to Asheville in 2014 I mostly danced freestyle, but I dabbled in Swing, Bellydance, and Ballroom.
Partner dancing was a challenge for me starting out since I was used to “doing my own thing”, but now I absolutely love the freedom of following. Kudos to all the Leads out there! I guess I started dancing Salsa about 8 years ago, but very sporadically at The Block Off Biltmore, Tressa’s, and MG Road. At the beginning of 2020, I jumped into a Rueda de Casino group led by Kenna Sommer and was inspired to learn more Latin dancing.READ MORE
What up my peeps?! I hope you are enjoying this awesome summer.
Today, I like to start this vlog by sharing with y’all, that I’m proud of my Latino roots, our food, traditions, mix of cultures, so many things and our MUSIC!READ MORE