Renee Goust and Audry Funk
Puerta Abierta Summer Music Series at The Music Hall at World Cafe Live
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TICKETS: $20 advance // $22 day of show + fees
*On Sale Friday 4/15 at 12pm*
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Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
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Puerta Abierta Summer Music Series
Puerta Abierta is a new series from World Cafe Live centering and celebrating the diasporic sounds of Latinx culture. This summer, we’ll welcome artists across a variety of genres and regions to our stages for a mix of live music and educational events.
Puerta Abierta focuses on programs that reflect the diverse communities found in Philadelphia. From May through August, we'll host performances by emerging and established artists in both the Lounge and Music Hall at World Cafe Live. Each night will feature a unique food & drink menu from Executive Chef Rob Cottman influenced by specific Latinx culinary traditions. We'll also bring in new teaching artists to develop and premiere a Bridge Session exploring Latinx music and culture, further expanding our free music education programs. This is just the beginning, so stay tuned for more announcements!
We’re excited to create new connections within our vibrant city. Come join us – our doors are open!
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Presser Foundation.
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Latinx neo-folclore artist Renee Goust (she/they), who grew up on the US/Mexico border, writes bilingual songs about gender equality, the LGBTQIA+ experience, immigration, and other social justice issues.
Renee’s mission is to be a proud voice for the intersectional feminist, queer, and gender non-conforming Latinx community that is typically under-represented in the folk music traditions of Latin America. She has performed in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, France, and the US, appearing in renowned venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center and Mexico City’s El Cantoral. Renee has shared the stage with artists such as Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso and Latin Grammy-winning Jorge Glem, Latin Grammy-winning Mireya Ramos of mariachi Flor de Toloache, Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sonia de los Santos, and acclaimed Afro-French duo Les Nubians, to name a few. She home recorded her newest single “La cumbia de los endeudados” in times of Covid-19 with the collaboration of Grammy-nominated sound engineer Jeanne Montalvo, Grammy-winning mastering engineer Oscar Zambrano, and Grammy-winning producer Ella Bric (Linda Briceño) on trumpet.
Renee’s music has appeared on Tanya Saracho’s trailblazing TV series VIDA, which celebrates queer chicanx identities in East Los Angeles. She has composed for films such as Jessica Mendez-Siqueiros’ “Pozole”, produced by WeTransfer, and Voz Productions’ screen adaptation of Edward Allan Baker’s “Dolores”. Renee has been featured on publications such as Spain's El Pais, Argentina's La República, and Mexico's Milenio, as well as live broadcast shows such as NPR's Latino USA, and Mexico’s ADN40. Her songs La Cumbia Feminazi and Querida Muerte are used as an agent for social change in feminist marches throughout Latin America and Spain, becoming anthems for the movement. Renee was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts’ Women’s Fund grant on March 2020.She is currently working on producing her first full-length album “Re-Sister”, a bilingual folk album by, for, and about women and women-identifying folks.
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Audry Funk is a Mexican Singer, Composer, Rapper, immigrant, and Philosopher living in the Bronx New York, with more than15 years of constant work in the Latin American hip hop scene. She is part of the Somos Guerreras collective. She has performed in various stages and has given talks in academic and community spaces. Prestigious universities such as Harvard, NYU, and CUNY have witnessed the strength that this artist projects in each of her shows and conferences. Various international and national media have set their attention on her, being named in the year (2018) by the rolling stone magazine as one of the most powerful and purposeful projects of music made by Mexican women. As well as BBC London, The Guardian, ARTS Germany. Audry Funk has two solo albums and the “VersoLuego… existo” and the second "Autogestión y Resistencia".
She has released various singles and collaborations over the last two years.
She has performed in countries such as the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, France, Spain, Germany, England, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, and the Dominican Republic.
Two independent documentaries have been made telling the story of the artist with various festival nominations, the first is called "Audry Funk" produced in English by the Chinese documentarist Yiwen Chen. And the second "resist, exist" directed by Sarah Escobar from Tortugas al Viento.
Currently, she has a program on the Mexican platform CONVOY, every Friday from 8 to 9 pm called "La Calle Suena A Ellas" where feminist topics are discussed, where she only presents music made by women of any gender and part of the world, has had great success reaching the top 10 positions each week on the Trending Topic, Twitter Mexico.
Renee Goust / Audry Funk