KCRW Returns as the Radio Sponsor of the Latin Alternative Music Conference

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"KCRW Returns as the Radio Sponsor of the Latin Alternative Music Conference"

KCRW Returns as the Radio Sponsor of the Latin Alternative Music ConferenceThis summer, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is celebrating its Sweet Sixteen, showcasing the best in Latin music from across the globe over five days (July 7-11) in New York City. Public radio station KCRW returns as the official radio sponsor and will feature special programming in Los Angeles while the event is underway.

KCRW DJ Raul Campos serves as the official LAMC host for the 8th year and will broadcast highlights from the festival on his show July 10 and 11 – with the last hour (5pm to 6pm) dedicated to LAMC and his Latin music discoveries.

Campos will also MC major LAMC events including Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park, as well as the LAMC Central Park SummerStage free concerts.

“This year’s conference is, once again, bringing the best in latin alternative music.  I am particularly looking forward to seeing live sets from Compass (MIS & Toy Selectah), Astro, Mr. Pauer, Ceci Bastida, Ximena Sarinana and No Te Va Gustar. It’s going to be a great five days of music.”

“Add the vitality and energy of New York City, to the beauty of outdoor venues like Central Park and Prospect Park, as well as the caliber of artistry from this year’s LAMC line-up and you simply can’t go wrong.” said Campos.

In Los Angeles, KCRW will spotlight new Latin music by offering free daily song downloads ofLAMC artists as part of Today’s Top Tune from July 6-10, including Buscabulla, Centavrvs, Ximena Sariñana, Pedrina y Rio, and Gepe.

Campos will visit Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday, July 13 to recap the week’s highlights from the festival.

KCRW blogger Jose Galvan will also feature some of his favorite bands from the wide-reaching genre as part of the Pan Caliente series.

Past conferences averaged more than 1,250 attendees and 25,000 concert fans and the 16thLAMC promises to be yet another exciting year.

Registration is available here: http://www.latinalternative.com/

See the full lineup of artists below: 

Tuesday, July 7th      

7:00pm – 9:00 PM
LAMC Show @ St Mary’s Park (Bronx)
Performances by Our Latin Thing and DJ Afro

Wednesday, July 8th  

6:00pm – 10:00pm
LAMC/Central Park SummerStage Show @ Rumsey Playfield
Performances by Compass, Helado Negro and Systema Solar
With DJ Sets by Artists on the Pirotecnia Label

8:30pm – 1:30am (Doors @ 7 PM)
LAMC Indie Showcase @ Highline Ballroom
Performances by Nicole, Diamante Electrico, Callate Mark, Centavrvs, Buscabulla andMaria y Jose.

Thursday July 9th

6:00pm – 8:30pm
LAMC Acoustic Showcase @ SOB’s
Performances by Raquel Sofia, Rodrigo Solo, Diamante Electrico, Pedrina y Rio, Callate Mark, Buscabulla, Astro, Centavrvs, Mariana Vega and Estelares.

7:30pm
The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in partnership with LAMC Present: Triangulo de Amor Bizarro
Located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd streets.
Performance by Triangulo de Amor Bizarro
With DJ Sets by Artists on the Pirotecnia Label

8:30pm – 1:30am (Doors @ 7 PM)
LAMC Indie Showcase @ Highline Ballroom
Performances by Mr. Pauer, Alvaro Diaz, Pedrina y Rio,  Gepe, Ceci Bastida, andTorreblanca

Friday, July 10th

6:00pm – 10:00pm
LAMC Celebrate Brooklyn Showcase @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Performances by Los Autenticos Decadentes and Astro

Saturday, July 11th

3:00pm – 7:00pm
LAMC/Central Park SummerStage Showcase @ Rumsey Playfield
Performances by Vicentico, Ximena Sariñana and No Te Va Gustar
With DJ Sets by Artists on the Pirotecnia Label

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