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L Factor, Part Two

L Factor, Part Two: Film, Video, Music, and the Written and Spoken Word
NEW YORK  •  Exit Art  •  Ongoing
Five programs of film and video works will explore a range of issues, from the adoration of Latino icons in the popular Latin media and the construction of Latino identity and machismo to Latino influence in popular music. Films and videos will be shown at Exit Art every Friday night from Friday, January 9 – Friday, February 6, 2004. A four-day music program will chart trends and non-trends in new Latin music in a performance series that features Zemog, El Furioso, postdata, and others Thursday, February 19-Sunday, February 22, 2004.

A number of the most interesting voices in contemporary culture will be assembled for six panel discussions, every Thursday night, Thursday, January 8 – Thursday, February 12, 2004. Among them will be a panel devoted to the question When Did You Decide to Be a Latino?, featuring performing and visual artists; What's Latin About Rock and Hip Hop?, featuring author Raquel Rivera (New York Ricans in the Hip Hop Zone), critic Enrique Lavin and Vibe magazine editor Elizabeth Mendez-Berg; and Do Latin Media Icons Help or Hurt Us?, featuring a range of prominent journalists.

Evenings devoted to contemporary Latino literature are scheduled for two Wednesdays: Wednesday, January 14, with Ernesto Quiñonez, author of Bodega Dreams and the upcoming Chango's Fire; Edvardo Vega Yunqué, author of No Matter How Much you Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Aint Never Comin Home Again; and Wednesday, January 28, with Nelly Rosario, author of Song of the Water Saints and Willie Perdomo, author of Smoking LovelyWhere a Nickel Costs a Dime.

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