La Mecánica popular is an Experimental Latin American band that explores the frontier between social dance and experimentalism, and seeks to erode the divisions between the popular and the avant-garde. With this project I wish to contribute to developing of the re-contextualization of Latin American music beyond the cliches of the tropical kitsch, through the development of a experimentalism from the global south. To regain tradition as a form of agency, to promote a poly-centric world as opposed to an art world obsessed with Western culture.
La Mecánica Popular has been featured at NYC Central Park Summerstage for the 50th Anniversary of Fania Records, Brooklyn Museum, Levitation Festival, Queens Museum, BBC, CNN, and NPR Soundcheck. It was named one of the top 3 Latin Live acts in the U.S by Colombian Artist Juanes. The new album will be released on March 2018 via Names you can trust. More at www.lamecanicapopular.com
Video directed by Peruvian artist Muriel Holguín, from the self-titled first LP La Mecánica Popular
Recording session for the upcoming album “Roza Cruz”
Interview for Remezcla on the vision of new technologies in the world of Latin American Music