We’re kicking off Pride month at UNM with two Latinx, transfronterizx artists and an epic dance party. Through distinct feminine and masculine manifestations, the artist Amalia Mondragón and Tereso Contreras Perfecto reexamine traditional musical genres from the U.S.-Mexico border through a queer perspective that challenges stereotypical border narratives. Together, they will bring their unique Latinx, Queer spin to traditional and original music.
Amalia is a singer-songwriter born in East Los Angeles and raised in New Mexico. She’s spent much of her time contributing to the music scene in the dubbed tri-state Borderplex. Not only has she performed alongside noteworthy artists but she’s also performed at big venues including the SXWS (South by Southwest), Austin City Limits and Vive Latino.
Tereso is Amalia's fun-loving and talented cousin. Together, with their music they not only spark conversations about underrepresented communities but also gender, border life and migration.
After the live music concert, UNM's very own Frankie Flores will be a guest DJ at a "Dancing in the Cave: Pride Edition" dance party. Flores is the Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, an invaluable family and network committed to serving the UNM community by providing education, advocacy, and support through events, trainings, and student groups.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico's (UNM) Latin American & Iberian Institute, Department of Music, LGBTQ Resource Center, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and the Mellon Foundation.
REGISTER ONLINE here so the museum staff can plan to have plenty of refreshments.
For more information about the concert series visit: https://bit.ly/MaxMusic2