Before the music starts, we will also be showing the video Latido Latino (Latin Beat), directed by Eterio Ortega and Jose Pedro Estepa (Spain), 2000. A conversation between a taxi driver and his passenger set the stage for a discussion about the experiences and histories within the Latino community in New York City. Musician and actor Ruben Blades, politicians Guillermo Linares and Fernando Ferrer, actresses Melanie Rey and Josefina Báez, and journalists Rosana Rosado and Verónica Chambers are some of the personalities that are featured in this hour long movie, produced and filmed mostly at El Taller Latinoamericano. This program won a Special Mention in 2001 at the Docupolis, the international documentary film festival in Barcelona.
Urayoan and Objet petit a is a New York based quintet whose sound combines pop songscraft, post-ethnic rhythms, poetry and punk. It is an unseen rock machine whose engine sputters but never stops collision course punk-parody-paths for discerning masses.
Objet petit a has played bars, art galleries and performances throughout Puerto Rico and New York City, including Nuyorican Poets Café, El Taller Latinoamericano, Hunter College, La Escuela de Artes Pl´sticas de Puerto Rico, La Tertulia, Hudson Street Settlement and El Taller Boricua. They have also produced soundtracks and incidental music for exhibits by artists and photographers such as Ivelisse Jimenez, Rabindrabat Díaz, Miguel Trelles and David Troncoso.
In addition to Urayoan Noel as vocalist, the band features Moncho Lopez (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals), Libertad O. Guerra (keyboards, synthesizers, vocals), Emanuel Bravo (percussion, MC).
The exact date of this concert is not known, but it occurred in the marked year around this time.