The Red Bull Music Festival continues all through May.
It's time to get down…quite literally…at the Red Bull Music Festival's Hasta Abajo (Get Down) event this Saturday, May 19th. In a tribute to tropical urban sound, the Reggaetón: Hasta Abajo music event will feature the sounds of The Noise (Ivy Queen, DJ Nelson, Ranking Stone, Alberto Stylee, Wiso G, DJ Negro), DJ Lobo, Rosa Pistola, and Riobama. This impressive roster will highlight the pioneers of the genre and Latin culture shifters.
Born out of the confluence of dancehall, hip-hop, and reggae en Español, Reggaetón has evolved tremendously from the mixtapes recorded in San Juan's marquesinas to produce some of the world's biggest stars today.
As Reggaetón music lovers take in the scene, sounds, and styles, they'll not only have a blast as they party and play, but they'll feel good knowing that all proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Rock Steady for Life, which is dedicated to helping those in Puerto Rico who have been affected by the wrath of Hurricane Maria. Giving back while getting into the groove is a win-win.
A big fan of The Noise's Ivy Queen, AKA the "Queen of Reggaetón? None other than Cardi B. Cardi B has tweeted that she's "A real idol for me. Her music was one of the first reggaetón songs I ever listened to."
Along with Saturday's Reggaetón festivities, The Red Bull Music Festival continues all through May, "featuring performances by today's most forward-looking musicians; tributes to legendary artists, scenes, and sounds; and conversations with impactful, innovative musicians." The various NYC venues range from iconic institutions to spaces redesigned to host the musicians and audiences.
Here's what's left to see and hear for the rest of the month:
May 20: Red Bull Radio Live: Peak Time with Vivian Host featuring interviews with DJ Stingray, Errorsmith & Volvox @ Rose Gold
May 21: A Conversation with Robyn, moderated by Kindness @ The Roy and Niuta Titus 1 Theater at The Museum of Modern Art
May 22 + 24: Oneohtrix Point Never: 'MYRIAD' @ Park Avenue Armory
May 23: 'Betty Davis: They Say I'm Different' NYC Film Premiere @ Billie Holiday Theatre
May 25: Brujas x Performance Space New York: Anti-Prom @ Performance Space New York
If you are interested in attending the Reggaetón: Hasta Abajo music event, find tickets here.
Sat. May 19, 2018
5:00 PM Doors
348 Dyckman Street
New York, NY 10034
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