Interminable | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Nuevas Raíces show in West Philly brings Latin American artists together to break down musical borders
Latin American musicians will unite for Nuevas Raíces, a show at Sankofa House in West Philly this Thursday. Spanish for “new roots,” the idea behind Nuevas Raíces is to break down musical borders to bring together several projects led by genderfluid or nonbinary migrant musicians from Latin America, who are all currently based in Philly or New York.
Philly’s Interminable, the Latin-alternative fusion project of Ximena Violante and St. Clair Simmons, heads the lineup. Also performing is Philly-based cellist and singer Daniel de Jesús, who’s known for his cello covers of pop songs, as well as his own neo-Classical gothpop compositions. Mexican-American singer-songwriter Renee Goust will join from New York; her eclectic sound ranges from folk pop to feminist neo-rancheras. And after 10 years performing with MAKU Soundystem, NYC-based musician and singer Li Sierra will be debuting their new solo project at the show.
Find more information on the event here.