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Hoco Fest Night 1 Bad Gyal

Wednesday August 29th

Alba Farelo, better known as Bad Gyal, is a Spanish and Catalan singer and producer. While attending university and working at a call centre, she released “Pai” in April 2016, an adaptation of “Work” by Rihanna, adapting the lyrics to a mixture of Catalan, Spanish and English It gained popularity on YouTube, and was picked up by local radio, which led to the creation of a mixtape, Slow Wine, with producer Pablo Martínez, aka FakeGuido. Fact Magazine named one of its songs, “Jacaranda” as their number 1 single of 2017. She has performed at several festivals in Iceland and Japan, as well as Red Bull Music Academy Festival in Los Angeles, and Sónar in Spain. Her next album, World Wide Angel, was produced by UK producer Jam City, Dubbel Dutch, DJ Florentino and Spanish musician El Guincho, and included the songs “Candela”, “Nicest Cocky” and “Blink”. Bad Gyal is signed with the production company Canada Editorial.  The Guardian described her music as “stew of reggaeton, dancehall and melancholic electronics – sung in a mixture of Catalan, Spanish and English”. via artist wiki
Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm Tickets

 

Noam Chomsky

Friday, April 13th

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”

One of the most cited scholars in history, Chomsky has influenced a broad array of academic fields. He is widely recognized as a paradigm shifter who helped spark a major revolution in the human sciences, contributing to the development of a new cognitivistic framework for the study of language and the mind. In addition to his continued scholarly research, he remains a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy, neoliberalism and contemporary state capitalism, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and mainstream news media. His ideas have proved highly significant within the anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements. –via wiki

Chomsky will deliver “American Exceptionalism: Reconsidered,” a lecture which is free and open to the public. The lecture will offer a timely and important discussion of some of the ways in which American society has departed from the world, sometimes in extreme and hazardous ways. Included will be a look at gun culture, a topic that has dominated headlines in recent years.

Joel D. Valdez Main Library | 101 N Stone Ave | 7pm

Porangui

Tuesday, May 3rd

As a live musician, world soul artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. An evening with Poranguí might take you on a journey from deep, earthy didgeridoo grooves to high-vibe ecstatic Brazilian beats to blissful African kalimba lullabies. Serenades and storytelling to beat boxing and booty shaking: Together, these make an unforgettable experience. via artist site
Galactic Center | 35 E Toole | 8pm

Wild Wild West Con (day 1)

Friday, March 4th

The Old Tucson studios will host a horde  of Steampunk travelers this weekend for Wild Wild West Con. Now in its 5th year, WWC will have 3 days worth of panels and workshops as well as concerts and performance art. Tonight’s acts are Steam Powered Giraffe and Dry River Yacht Club.
Old Tucson | 201 S Kinney Rd | Website