About this Event
The National Museum of Mexican Art proudly presents Museica’s Noche De Musas II QUEER FIESTAS PATRIAS in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
We’ll be celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a diverse female fronted and queer inclusive lineup highlighting the vibrancy of the Mexican migrant community.
There will be a musical performance by Niña Dioz, Mexico’s premier queer rapper (HBO's "Insecure", Netflix’s “Ozark”, "The Unforgivable”, “On My Block”) performing her greatest hits.
Chicago’s own The Braided Janes perform in celebration the release of their tropi-alt rock, latin roots album “Renacer” out September 1st 2023 on all streaming platforms.
DJ Angelfuk will kickstart the night with a special set of psychedelic cumbias and more followed by a performance by Mariachi Sirenas, Chicago’s only all female mariachi.
The multidisciplinary event will feature a Fashion Show by eco-conscious fashion designer Julieta Zavala from Delaware.
This is the second of a concert series we hope to continue to create safe spaces and ensure more representation in the arts and music scene.
This event is 21+
Questions? please email [email protected]
Niña Dioz, has been breaking barriers for more than a decade into Mexico’s predominantly male hip-hop scene as an openly queer rapper. Now based between Los Angeles and Mexico City, she continues to create meaningful songs that reflect her identity, reality, vision and voice. Her single “Tambalea”, featuring Ceci Bastida and Lido Pimienta received millions of streams and became NPR’s Best Alternative Songs of 2019. Niña Dioz has become one of the most exciting artists of the Latin-Urban scene in Mexico, collaborating and sharing stages with international artists such as Lido Pimienta, M.I.A, Plastilina Mosh, Bomba Estéreo, Anderson Pak, Shigeto, Rebeca Lane etc.
Her music has been featured in a large number of movies, TV shows and commercials, such as: “Primero”, part of the official soundtrack of FIFA’s 21 video game; as well as HBO's "Insecure", Netflix’s “Ozark”, "The Unforgivable” and “On My Block”, to name a few. Her single, "Mezcal," charted more than 2 million streams, it’s a powerful collaboration between two of the most important femcees from Mexico, Niña Dioz and Hispana. Niña Dioz says: "For me the Mezcal represents the Mexican woman, powerful and full of fire”.
THE BRAIDED JANES
Post punk Latin Alternative
The Braided Janes is a three piece band from Chicago, IL. founded by Jessica Rodriguez (singer, songwriter), wife Juny Alvarez (drums, percussion), and brother-in-law Andrew Doyle (bass, electric guitar) who have made an impact in the Latin scene with their statement-making music and shared vision for social change. Bilingual and multicultural, their music transcends through language and genre barriers to create a unique blend of their own. Their powerful debut album “Despierta” addressed important topics such as gun violence, femicide, and the war on immigrants and POC, and the song “Fuego,” featured on the 2019 project, achieved attention from NPR, which included the track as one of their Best Latin Alternative Songs of 2019.
In March 2022 the band traveled to Minca Colombia to record their 2nd studio album, "Renacer" (Rebirth) with Grammy award winning producer Christian Castagno (Iggy Pop, Bomba Estéreo, Arcade Fire, Systema Solar, The Tom Tom Club) The rhythmic and upbeat “Tropi-alt rock” album features seven songs in Spanish. Their latest single Por Una Mujer is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. They’re currently on their first ever, Corazón Migrante U.S Tour 2023 by way of invitation by the Mexican governments SRE and IME with performances in over a dozen cities throughout the U.S. with the goal of highlighting the vibrancy found within the Mexican migrant community in the U.S.
Sustainable Fashion Designer
Julieta Zavala was born and raised in the vibrant metropolis of Mexico City before moving to Delaware U.S, in 2006. She honed her fashion design skills by earning an Associate’s Degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. With over a decade of experience, she blends her cultural heritage with current social trends to create clothing and accessories that showcase the rich artistic traditions of Mexico. She is known for her imaginative and creative approach to design, and is dedicated to using unconventional and sustainable materials to create one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect the artistic side of fashion while bringing social awareness to the issues impacting the migrant community and P.O.C. Julieta and The Braided Janes have collaborated on the Corazón Migrante U.S Tour 2023 by way of invitation by the SRE and IME.
Mariachi Sirenas is Chicago's first all-female mariachi group. Their love of music and their culture drives them to set an example for the next generation. The group, comprised of many first generation Mexican-Americans, came together six years ago with their first practice on International Women's Day. The day was not only a fun coincidence but also a powerful statement for them. The name Mariachi Sirenas comes with a double meaning. One part is derived from the mythical creature, the siren or the mermaid, and the other is for the power of their voices. "Sirenas translates to sirens. Making noise, and doing something new and progressive in the city of Chicago," said Mariachi Sirenas' music director Eréndira Izguerra. The traditional sound is familiar but for those creating it, it's a first. The women of Mariachi Sirenas are proud to be paving the way.
DJ ANGELFUK - ((Sandra Treviño))
Music Curator & Journalist
Sandra Treviño is a Chicago music enthusiast and journalist. She plays a large volume of female-fronted music with a focus on women empowerment, curating a digital source of articles and interviews featuring their favorite female artists that can be found at gozamos.com/theponderers. The Ponderers feature global tracks, with a focus on Latin America, spinning eclectic sounds created by the world’s fiercest chicas poderosas in both digital and vinyl formats. During their show you can also expect guest DJs, interviews and the freshest cuts in Latin alternative music. She also hosts and produces live radio broadcasts and is the founder of Enchufate.com, a Latin alternative website.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, United States
USD 25.00 to USD 35.00