The collective of 6 Nuyorican photographers known as Seis del Sur have graciously donated several prints for a fundraiser tonight at 6PM at La Casa Azul in El Barrio on 103rd and Lexington Avenue for the award winning documentary, El Barrio Tours.
The documentary is a labor of love by Andrew J Padilla and chronicles the impact gentrification is having on Spanish Harlem, aka El Barrio and he is taking it across the country to open up a national dialogue on gentrification.
As you recall, Seis del Sur exhibition opened to standing room only opening night at the Bronx Documentary Center back on January 19th of this year. For the following 6 weeks, the exhibition continued to remain standing room only for the weekly screenings and panel discussions that followed.
Tonight’s events at La Casa Azul include bomba dancing by renowned Milteri Tucker with live drumming by local Bronxite Elena “Mamarrazzi” Marrero and others.
There will be a benediction by Jesus-Papoleto Melendez who is a phenomenal poet and also provided an amazing benediction for the Seis del Sur exhibition that left the crowd in standing ovation.
Please join us tonight at 6PM for this wonderful cultural event.
La Casa Azul is located at:
143 E 103rd Street at Lexington Avenue next to the 6 subway line.
For more information on El Barrio Tours, please visit their page on Indiegogo: