CHOCOLATE
REMIX

The ‘Grande Dame’ of lesbian reggaeton spices the signature thumping rhythms and catchy melodies of reggaeton with cumbia, electro and clubby beats. She plays around with sexual stereotypes and the sexual content that defines this genre. Sexy, but never sexist, she makes a musical statement for sexual diversity and will turn your house into a big dance party.
In 2017 the BBC named Chocolate Remix one of the most 100 inspiring and innovative women in the world and her song ‘ni una menos’ has become one of the hymns of the women’s movement in Argentina and beyond.

Chocolate Remix is the reggaeton and urban music solo project of producer, rapper, singer and DJ Romina Bernardo. It was founded in 2013 with the purpose of claiming a right to a historically sexist music genre from a queer and feminist perspective. The project takes advantage of the strong sexual content of this style and recreates it by addressing taboo subjects such as female pleasure and sexuality. It also denounces the problems the LGBTTIQ community frequently faces, such as discrimination, censorship and violence. With eloquent and sharp lyrics full of of satire and humor, the rapper dives into different styles of reggaeton and mixes it with cumbia, funk carioca, dembow, reggae, electronic music and other genres to convey a message of strong political and social content – music that invites us to dance and think.

on stage: Chocolate Remix + DJ/Backing Vocal + 2 Dancers

In France and Italy we work in cooperation with Sonica Vibes.

Shows 2018, 2019 – a small selection: Fusion Festival (GER-Lärz), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (GER-Berlin), Off The Radar Festival (GER-Negenharrie), Wutzrock Festival (GER-Hamburg), Rote Fabrik (CH-Zürich), Rössli (CH-Bern), Humbug (CH-Basel) …

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LasKumbia
Queers

The powerful band from Buenos Aires has been touring Europe for over 10 years – always seducing us with their cocktail of cumbia, rock, and hip hop, with critical and reflective lyrics that talk about fun, love and it’s opposite, and their passion for creative leisure and dance. Their latest album “La oscuridad bailable” remains loyal to the Cumbia, but also walks on new paths, experimenting with more electronical sounds. The album is a tightrope walk between personal issues and emotional matters and at the same time a harsh denouncement of the actual neoliberal Argentinian politics.

“The spectacular beats promise change – here and now. But at the same time, the Cumbia rhythm keeps everything balanced and seductive.” (SPEX)

(Spex)

“Kumbia Queers not only masterfully wove harder edge rhythms and danceable grooves, but they also did it with undeniable showmanship. There’s a little bit of a musical cultural shock when you first see the punk-rock clad women suddenly synchronize their dance moves on stage—cumbia style. There was head banging and hip swaying. It’s not your grandmother’s cumbia.”

(austin360.com)

The story goes back to the year 2007 where these musicians got bored of the punk rock scene, and decided to do something completely different: Cumbia. What started out as something just for fun, led eventually to the formation of Kumbia Queers.

They describe their style as 1000% Tropi Punk – a wild mixture of Afro-Cuban and Latin American Cumbia influences, queerness and punk spirit. At a time when the electronic and world music scenes from New York to Europe are in the process of discovering Cumbia music, the chicas are reinterpreting Latin American heart-ache and macho posturings, bringing fun and politics together in their own wild style.

Booking worldwide except Latin America.

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Sara
Hebe

Rap is Sara’s “way to dance with words”, her strong voice and her powerful stage performance” made her to one of the most remarkable female artists in South America. Her songs are a perfect reflection of her incredible skills and a lyrical shamelessly approach with a strong social critique. She is telling urban inspired poems in a raw, energetic and beautiful way at the same time. Beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist Ramiro Jota and drummer Edu Moroto perfectly complement her on stage. After having released three albums in the last couple of years, Sara Hebe is working on a new album. The powerful trio from Buenos Aires will return to Europe as soon as possible!

“Sara Hebe is an invitation to bounce, to jump, to raise the fists, to cumbia-shake hips and butts, to rock and to groove. You hear a lambada sample, you hear that catchy reggae tune, some melodic songs, many bouncing rap rhythms and last but not least you hear furious rhymes tearing along drum beats, keyboard and bass guitars.”  

(www.noboysbutrap.org)

Booking in cooperation with Propaganda pel Fet! for Spain and Sonica Vibes for France and Italy.