chiquita brujita presents:

brooklyn brujeria

the festival

September 14th - 15th, 2019

BROOKLYN, NYC

 
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About the festival

DRUMS. TAROT. MARKEt. ART. After party.

Brooklyn Brujeria is an evolving project of Chiquita Brujita. Founded in 2015 as an act of resistance and performance art, it has grown to include the production of an annual public drumming, market, and joy-raiser — Brooklyn Brujeria: The Festival.

In response to the atrocities impacting immigrant, refugee, and asylum seekers both near and far from Brooklyn, this year’s festival will honor the strength and resilience of Brooklyn’s immigrant youth, with proceeds benefiting a local grassroots non-profit organization.


 

The Festival is broken up into three parts:

A Day of Brooklyn Brujeria

Saturday, September 14th

DUMBO Archway

2—9pm

Featuring Bulla en el Barrio, Sabine Blaizin, Bombazo Dance Co., Batala New York, EXU, and an opening salsa set from DJ John John. + Tarot & Astro Readers , Tacos, Bar + a Magic Makers Market

FREE / All Ages / Rain or Shine


 

Brooklyn Brujeria:

the after party

saturday September 14

Colony 274

274 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

10pm-4am

Featuring DJS Riobamba, Sunny Cheeba and a live performance by Strings N Skins.

$12 in advance/ 21+


 

A Day of

Decolonized

Wellness

Sunday September 15th.

Various locations across Brooklyn,

Explore Brooklyn’s healing spaces + apothecaries via workshops, classes + special events. Check schedules for each site. Fees and advance registration may apply.

 
 
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Line-up

DrumS,Dance+djS

Drums call. Whether to gather for joy, resistance, mourning, or healing, drums unite spirits through vibration.

Honoring the power and diversity of Brooklyn’s immigrants, and the music that heals us, the Festival will feature three drumming performances and DJS playing sets inspired by ancestral rhythms.

 
 
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Shop

Magic Makers Market

Bruja-preneurship is an art.

The Festival’s Magic Makers Market will feature local apothecaries, micro-botanicas, and wellness focused brands and artists.

 

 

Clothing + Accessories

Bombazo Wear, Desert Flower Designers, Jam and Rico, Luni Style, La Newyorkilla, + Smiley Goods.


Wellness + apothecary

Beauty from the Garden, Bread x Butta, Brujita Skincare, Nature Freak, + Sense the Experience.


Crystals, Candles, Brujeria

Chiquita Brujita, Hell Notes for Beauty, Soul Things Botanica, Ultraviolet NYC.


lifestyle

Cards by De, The Homegirl Box, NuevaYorkinos, Ser Paraiso, + Human Head Records.

 
 
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tarot + astro

Oracle Readings. Tarot Cards. Astrology Charts.

Whether a magic novice or experienced practitioner, sitting for a divination reading is always an excellent source of clarity and guidance. Come get a reading* under the bridge.

(Exchange rates vary)*

 
 
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Jordan Catherine Pagán

(Ostara Apothecary)

 
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POets + Artists

Installations. Spoken Word. Interactive stations.

Art is the deepest kind of magic.

 
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Jennifer Celestin

 Jennifer Celestin is a writer, performer, and facilitator. She has performed at numerous venues in New York City, including the Bowery Poetry Club and Café, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and BRIC Arts Media.  An EMERGENYC performance fellow and a three-time attendee of the National Book Foundation's Summer Writing Camps, Jennifer has performed and facilitated workshops outside of the US in Montreal and Haiti.  Her writings have been included in the City Lore Anthology of Haitian poetry, Label Me Latina/o, Akashicbooks.com, No, Dear Magazine, The Hawai'i Review, and la Revue Trois/Cent/Soixante. 


Follow Jennifer Celestin on Instagram @jayword_sayword



Savage the Poet

Savage The Poet is a Nuyorican Poet/ Rapper born and raised out of Brooklyn NY. In love with words and the effect poetry has to change and uplift human emotion, his poems ripple off influences like Big Pun, The Notorious BIG, and Pedro Pietri. Savage’s writing is inspired by Afro-Latino Spirituality, poverty, women, and the everyday forces of nature. The flawed yet perfect blend of poetic beauty and raw emotion…he is also known as the hood’s preacher and therapist.

Follow Savage the Poet on Instagram @savagethepoet

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Santa Perversa

A project of Healing Queen, Santa Perversa is an interactive altar-installation that encourages visitors to pin their love petitions to the dress of la Santa.


BORIS BERNARD

Boris Bernard is a NYC-Based street artist and master screenprinter.

Working with the mediums of wheat paste and collage, his recent work has included taking Chiquita Brujita to the streets.

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Gabriela Maria Corretjer Contreras

Gabriela Maria Corretjer Contreras (1995, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a New York based artist who utilizes textiles and performance as a way of imagining a future for a society with an “identity crisis”. Themes of colonialism, mass migration, and collective memory are explored by synthesizing lived experiences, retracing family history, and creating stream-of-consciousness clothing, objects, characters, and spaces in imaginary futures.


Installation statement:

Llevatelo To’ No Me Deje Na is an interactive installation. Juxtaposing the artist’s various personal experiences of performing to colonial expectations of Puerto Rican identity while living in the diaspora, the installation explores the history of invasion and exploitation of Puerto Rico. Through the use of clothing  and  objects in the installation, memories are used to reconstruct an absent history and identity. 

 
 
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Brooklyn brujeria:

tHE aFTER pARTY

Because it’s Saturday Night.

Join us for an evening of more drums and magic as the festival takes over local tap house Colony 274. Featuring a live performance by Strings N Skins, DJ sets from Riobamba + Sunny Cheeba, and a late-night kitchen. + Photobooth.

Advance tickets available now. 100% of party proceeds will be donated to support Brooklyn’s immigrant youth.

Advance ticket donation // $12.

 
 

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DAY OF DECOLONIZED WELLNESS

Explore Brooklyn’s healing spaces + apothecaries via workshops, classes + special events.

Check schedules for each site. Fees and advance registration may apply.

 

joy is an act of resistance