Rooftop Session

New Cumbia #4 With NUDO And Andie Flores

Join us on the Jones Center rooftop overlooking downtown Austin, where music and complimentary drinks will set the vibe for Rooftop Sessions: New Cumbia #4 With NUDO And Andie Flores.

During Rooftop Sessions, galleries at the Jones Center will be open until 9P, so be sure to visit current exhibitions featuring Eamon Ore-Giron and HOST space artist duo, Celeste. Both exhibitions are on view through August 20.

Space is limited, register online early to reserve your spot!

About Nudo

Nudo is the electronic duo of Joaquin Tenorio and Eric Hernandez, from Juarez, MX and Eagle Pass, TX. Hailing from different points along the Texas/Mexico border, Nudo have been playing art galleries, parties, and raves for the better part of 4 years. Having met in the neolib bubble at the heart of Texas, the two bonded over a love of Television, Elysia Crampton, and Jon Hassell, and quickly took to playing for hours on end, every weekend every hour they could muster away from work. 

Nudo emulsifies cumbia, Tejano, Norteño, and sound design into their own semiotic collages, creating a desert hinterland populated by symbols; evil agricultural conglomerates, sirens, cowboys, myths, dream paramilitaries, the ghosts of pre American Texas and the smiling chamucic spirit of Mexican necrocapitalism. The pair have released 4 EPs on labels such as CDMX’s Artfisia and NYC’s Gone Baby. Full length debut forthcoming on Texas label Halcyon Veil.

About Andie Flores
ANDIE FLORES (b. 1990) (she/her) is a performance artist in Austin, Texas, who uses embarrassment as a medium for investigating hyper, almost obsessive, visibility in a racialized body. Her work has been shown at Presa House Gallery, The Museum of Human Achievement, Ivester Contemporary, MASS Gallery, Future Front Film Fest, Contrast Film Festival, Fusebox Festival, The Dallas Latino Cultural Center, and OUTsider Fest; and her writing has appeared in fields, Precog, Jezebel, and Remezcla. She was named one of Remezcla’s ‘40 Emerging, Texas-based Artists to Know’ in 2020.

About New Cumbia

Inspired by the work of artist Eamon Ore-Giron (also known as DJ Lengua, his music alter-ego), whose exhibition Competing With Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago is currently on view at the Jones Center, The Contemporary Austin will be amplifying the sounds of various local DJs and musicians that play or perform cumbia, as well as related genres emerging from Latin America, over the course of five monthly New Cumbia Rooftop Session events, curated by Mario Villanueva (Experience and Engagement Manager).

As a DJ, musician, and producer, Ore-Giron has extensively explored the history of Latin American music and is considered one of the New Cumbia Movement’s pioneers. While living in San Francisco, Ore-Giron co-founded in 2003 the highly influential event series Club Unicornio with other artists and musicians, including long-time collaborator Julio César Morales, to highlight new and experimental approaches to Latinx music. Club Unicornio later turned into a record label based out of Oakland, CA, which pressed exclusively on vinyl and has released records from musicians like Chicano Batman and Roger Más. Born in Tucson, Arizona, and based in Los Angeles, Ore-Giron has also resided in different cities in Latin America, including Mexico City, Guadalajara, Huancayo, and Lima, all of which have influenced his unique perspective on cumbia music.

What is cumbia music? Cumbia is a style of Latin American music that originated in Colombia and is highly popular throughout the Americas. The music genre mixes a blend of African, Amerindian, and European styles and employs musical instruments such as drums, flutes, maracas, and accordions, depending on the region.

Special thanks to all our sponsors:

Tito's Handmade Vodka, LALO Tequila, Topo Chico, Austin Beerworks, and Austin East Ciders for providing the key ingredients!