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Vibras NYC: Afrofuturo

Mi Gente! ♥
Vibras NYC is back with its Brooklyn debut & VERY special edition! Join us as we push to dismantle the limitations of black history month while, stepping into the AFROFUTURO... a celebration of the powerful, wide-spectrum that is the black diaspora (latinx, caribbean, african, american etc)

Resident Sounds by DJ BEMBONA
Live Percussion by Ricky Ricardo
Live Dancing by Rich & Jaylin
Photos & Videos by New Visual Collective
Hosted by Fefi of La Liga Zine

~Special Guest DJ~


"Peter "Tear-Drop" Mercedes-Phipps is a Caribbean-born, New York City bred, hyper creative individual.
Most of his time is spent running teardropisfromNYC, his independent production, entertainment and social media consulting company. Its core focus is creating digital media content, providing social media consultations for small businesses + non-for-profits + other independent creatives, and offering live entertainment services.
Peter "Tear-Drop" has also been featured internationally in North America and the Caribbean as a multi-lingual entertainer and DJ. 
Alongside DJ JYNN, he is the co-creator and producer of SimSimmaRadio.TV: a transmedia podcast series featuring DJ sets from the likes of well known producers, DJ's and audiophiles. 
Peter "Tear-Drop" aspires to be a gate keeper of a centralized, physical and digital Safe-Space for all, most especially for Black and Brown folk alike."

~Visual Art~

Stephanie Mota

Yelaine Rodriguez

Melanie Gonzalez ART

~En La Casa (In The House)~

The Audre Lorde Project
"The Audre Lorde Project iis a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities."

3 Dot Zine
"3 Dot Zine is an annual publication that serves as a forum for invited artists to center and elaborate on marginalized concerns. The zine is made possible by the collaborative effort of many artists, writers, journalist and creatives. 3 Dot was started by artist Devin N Morris as a continuation of his Social Sunday salon conversation series that he hosted with friend. Morris found that the zine format provided a much needed platform to continue breeching very personal dialogues and shedding light on new ideas. As well, it helped align a personal goal of his; showing the works of artists and highlighting concerns of black, brown and marginalized bodies."

The Bodega Podcast
"A weekly podcast about pop-culture, current events & trending topics, run by multicultural-millennials/featuring the perspective from a DJ, a Dancer and an Actor."

Banner Flyer by Stephanie Orentas (based on Sun Ra, featuring Sonia Sanchez)

Earlier Event: February 23
Dark Justice Screening
Later Event: February 25
Building Municipalism from Spain to NYC