LALIFF Masterclass: Cumbiatón
LALIFF Connect is proud to bring you the Masterclass Nightlife Curation in the LatinX World with Cumbiatón.
Thank you for joining us in the LALIFF Connect Live series! We are a festival powered by the Latino Film Institute dedicated to celebrating Latinx experiences through art, film, tv, music and the digital space. We are proud to advocate for Latinx artists, storytellers and musicians, especially at a time where they have been hit the most, and share their brilliance. Be sure to dance in your living rooms and don’t worry about the cover fee—LALIFF has you covered!
CUMBIATÓN IS AN INTERGENERATIONAL CULTURAL MOVEMENT WHICH UTILIZES MUSIC AND ART AS A VESSEL TO HEAL AND UPLIFT OPPRESSED HOOD COMMUNITIES.
Founded by Dj Sizzle Fantastic and Normz la Oaxaqueña, Cumbiatón has rooted itself in the beautiful barrio of Boyle Heights, CA and has branched out to cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York. Cumbiaton’s vision in all 4 cities is to center womxn and queer people of color both on the dance floor and in the Dj booth. We center our collective experiences to create events by us, for us. We do this because la Cumbia es Cultura.
DIRECTOR l RESIDENT DJ
Sizzle Fantastic is a DJ and event curator, born en la Costa de Guerrero, MX and raised in Boyle Heights, CA. Dj Sizzle Fantastic holds residencies all throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York. You can find her on Instagram and Soundcloud to say up to date with her shows.
Julio Salgado is the co-founder of DreamersAdrift.com and project manager for CultureStrike. His status as an undocumented, queer artivist has fueled the contents of his visual art, which depict key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act and migrant rights movement. Salgado travels around the country working on various visual art projects and giving art lectures about his work. Salgado is Cumbiaton’s house illustrator and creates all the colorful artwork for the flyers.