Happy Hour, La Hora Feliz | Chuquimarca
Happy Hour, La Hora Feliz is a collaboration between Edra Soto, Sadie Woods and Chuquimarca directors John H. Guevara and Jose Luis Benavides.
Happy Hour, La Hora Feliz is a virtual performance event of hors d’oeuvres with diasporic Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean music!
Colliding their affinity for organizing, hosting, and deejaying social gatherings; Edra Soto and Sadie Woods present a virtual rendition of their project: Happy Hour, La Hora Feliz. In this online event, the artists will use music and performance to point to resistance mantras, romanticized food diets, and pop culture movements. Bring your favorite militarized canned food products to the Happy Hour and your favorite coquito!
Growing up in Puerto Rico during the 80’s, Soto looks at the hybridized Puerto Rican diet as strongly influenced by mainstream American culture. Soto looks at romanticized processed foods that became centerpieces and traditions of Puerto Rican entertainment as a fantasy created by marketing.
Growing up Afro/Latina in Chicago during the takeoff of hip-hop, electro, and the proliferation of musical styles, Wood’s practice zeros-in on anthems and mantras that can be excavated to take on socio-political proportions and become a call to arms for listeners to remember times of resistance. For them, the affects, aspirations, and struggles of cultural experience are coded in music.
Graphic design by Jose Rosa
This project was a selected project proposal submitted by Edra Soto and Sadie Woods for the SCP+C 2020 open call program with the jury help of Santiago X and funded by the 2019 Propeller Fund Grant.
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