Latin Alternative Music Conference and Festival in New York City Features Eclectic Mix of Latin American Music Groups

Latin Alternative Music Conference and Festival in New York City Features Eclectic Mix of Latin American Music Groups

Tue, 2012-07-17

This past weekend from July 11-14, a Latin America’s music festival called the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) and Festival took place in New York City. The event featured eclectic Latin American music ranging from Chilean rap, Mexican electronica, and Venezuelan punk. The Latin Alternative Music Conference has been going on for 13 years and proves to be one of New York City’s most assorted Latin American music events of the year. The conference and festival featured around 1,250 attendees. Latin American performers took over venues ranging from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

The Latin Alternative Music Conference and Festival’s goal is to raise awareness on the importance of multicultural acceptance in the world. It is also geared towards promoting the richness of the Spanish Language and its role in the modern musical world. The Mexican music group, Kinky, headlined the Central Park Summerstage concert that occurred on Saturday. They energized the animated crowd with their funk, rock, and traditional Mexican musical style. In addition, Mexican group 3BallMTY also played on Saturday during the event, bringing a more electronic-pop feel to the festival. Other Mexican artists included singer-song writer Carla Morrison and La Santa Cecilia. Both put on memorable performances that set the culture and spirit of Mexico into motion in New York City.