Posts Tagged ‘Remezcla’

This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

By Manuel Betancourt Auditions are terrifying. As a performer, everything can hinge on a few moments on a stage in front of strangers that’ll be quick to judge your every move. It can be a paralyzing moment for many. It can lead you to think back to where it all began and how far you’ve […]


Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Nearly 30 years ago, Dan-el Padilla arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Around the same time, Jeff Sessions stood to become a federal judge after a nomination from President Ronald Reagan. In the end, the Republican-controlled Senate rejected him because former colleagues painted him as a racist. In […]


Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

From BLM to LGBT pride, her nail art masterpieces make a statement. BY Shonitria Anthony One woman is giving people the opportunity to express their views on social issues like feminism, racial equality and cultural pride in an unexpected way. Dominican nail artist Ami Vega has been doing hand-painted nail art for about five years. […]


Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Scroll down through Ami Vega’s Instagram, and you’ll see an accomplished manicurist – one who V Magazine recently featured and who celebrities like Kylie Jenner fawn over. But if you’re dazzled by how much she’s able to fit per square inch of fingernail, you may have missed that she’s actually one of […]


Remezcla’s Top 10 Places To Grub, Drink & Get Your Hookah On Before & After Aventura’s Reunion Concert @ The United Palace

Remezcla’s Top 10 Places To Grub, Drink & Get Your Hookah On Before & After Aventura’s Reunion Concert @ The United Palace

Uptown is going to be extra lit starting today. Nouveau Bachata super-group, Aventura, begins their month-long residency at the venerable United Palace and Uptown will get more mobbed than usual. Towards that end, the good folks at Remezcla have put together a handy-dandy guide to getting your grub, drink and hookah on before and after […]


Uptown Video: Meet The Studio Heads

Uptown Video: Meet The Studio Heads

Three years after gaining notoriety with popular viral video “Pan Con Queso,” Uptown comedian and self proclaimed “internet sensation” Juan Bago (Michael Diaz) has decided it’s time to parlay his local fame into a full fledged career.  STUDIO HEADS, an original web series, follows Bago as he joins forces with friends Jaime (an aspiring “R&B […]


As We Say Goodbye to Summer, Check Out Some Illegal Fireworks That Would Make Bloomberg Weep | Remezcla

As We Say Goodbye to Summer, Check Out Some Illegal Fireworks That Would Make Bloomberg Weep | Remezcla

BY Andrea Gompf Mayor Bloomberg and his special Fireworks Crackdown Division tried their hardest to bust every DL sparkler vendor in the five boroughs this summer – but from the looks of the video teaser below, that didn’t put a dent in Dyckman’s 4th of July celebrations. Executive produced Uptown Collective founder Led Black and […]


Remezcla X Jose Cuervo Presents Arteque: A Music + Art Experience

Remezcla X Jose Cuervo Presents Arteque: A Music + Art Experience

RSVP: http://remezcla.com/artequenewyork We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


The 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll Closing Reception @ Arka Lounge – The Recap

The 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll Closing Reception @ Arka Lounge - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) In addition to this past Saturday being Nutcracker Awareness Day, it was also the closing reception for the best Uptown Arts Stroll ever. That fact that you can have 2 great events within blocks of each other speaks to the breadth and scope of the Uptown […]


Ear to the Street Q&A: Flaco Navaja

Ear to the Street Q&A: Flaco Navaja

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Flaco Navaja is a problem. Not only is he a damn good actor and a spoken word artist but the man also sings like he is Hector Lavoe reincarnated. To hear Flaco sing classic Salsa tunes is to be transported to the ’70s to a crowded club somewhere in NYC, the […]


Dominicanese 101: A Primer on the Lingua Franca of the Dominican Republic & its Diaspora

Dominicanese 101: A Primer on the Lingua Franca of the Dominican Republic & its Diaspora

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Being that Latinos will be a majority in this country in about 3 weeks or so and that Dominicans are the 2nd biggest group of Latinos in NYC, I feel extremely fortunate to be trilingual. Yes, you heard that correct – I am trilingual. I speak English, Spanish and Dominicanese. Dominicanese […]


Dominican Independence Day Gone Viral

Dominican Independence Day Gone Viral

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This past Monday was the 168th anniversary of Dominican Independence and what an awesome Febrero 27th it was. First off, the words Dominican Independence Day were trending on Twitter. Say Word! Everyone from Zoe Saldana, to David Ortiz, to everyday Dominicans, were proclaiming their love loudly for the island nation via […]


What Dominican Independence Day Means

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Today, Dominicans, it is our day to celebrate. Not that Dominicans need any more reasons to celebrate. We celebrate anything and everything! Dominicans over-celebrate! As anyone that has ever been to a baby shower in the Heights that turns into a full-fledged celebration, replete with delicious food, abundant alcohol and dancing […]


Remezcla Interview: Mike Diaz vs. Juan Bago

BY Claudio E. Cabrera This is the story of Michael Diaz, a.k.a. Juan Bago: the actor, the community activist, the producer, the writer, and the son. When you look at your profile, you see actor, producer, writer, activist, and community board member? Do you ever feel like you’re over-extending yourself? I used to over-extend myself […]


Battle of The Handball Titans – Lin-Manuel Vs. Juan Bago

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/28184646 w=525&h=295] Lin vs Juan Bago: The Handball Game from Juan Bago on Vimeo.


Salsa Night @ The Spot By Heineken

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgiOA57JJro]


Our Latin Thing + Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ The Spot Tonight

On August 26th, 1971, New York gives birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin Music forever. That evening the legendary label Fania, presented an ensemble of its best artists – The Fania All-Stars. The show was  billed as “Our Latin Thing.” In the decades ahead the All-Stars would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin […]


The Uptown Collective Garners Praise For It's Coverage of Remezcla + Heineken's The Spot

Sometimes one sentence says its all, check out what Openhouse gallery, the host of The Spot by Heineken, had to say about our coverage of this groundbreaking, next generation Pop Up experience. “We’re hosting Heineken’s The Spot, a Latino pop up curated by Remezcla, but Uptown Collective is covering it best.” Here’s another sentence just […]


Los Rakas, Maluca Mala, Zuzuka Poderosa @ The Spot

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Video by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC)


Los Rakas, Maluca Mala, Zuzuka Poderosa @ The Spot Tonight – After Party @ Apt 78

Heineken’s The Spot just keeps getting bigger and better. Tonight at the next-level venue will be the Panamanian Hip-Hop hybrid Los Rakas, Uptown’s own Maluca Mala and Brazilian Baile Funk Goddess Zuzuka Poderosa. Did I mention that the after party will be held at the one and only Apt 78 (4447 Broadway)? So tonight once […]


Maluca Mala: Making tracks to fame | NY Daily News

BY Erica Y. Lopez For a couple of years now, the blogosphere has been buzzing about a certain powder keg of electro-rhythms, Latin influences and crafty, cutting-edge fashion. Now, New York City native Maluca Mala is ready for the spotlight. Like many, Maluca (born Nathalie Yepez) contemplated the idea of making music full time while […]


Tego Calderon @ The Spot – The Video

Video by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com


Tego Calderon @ The Spot – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) There are very few artists that have that certain something that enables them to transcend their respective genres. Tego Calderon is one of those rare artists. I know plenty of people who may not necessarily be fans of Reggaeton music but are die-hard Tego Calderon […]


Waiting For Tego

BY Briana E. Heard

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