Fiebre de Cabina Vol. 1

La Residencia is a program that supports Puerto Rican artists through a partnership between Abrons Arts Center and Pública, a cultural space in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

La Residencia Artist-in-Residence Payola Isabel, co-founder of Radiored, brings us a digital compilation of new tracks by musicians from the Caribbean, Latin America, and around the world.

A play on the popular phrase “cabin fever” — the madness of being locked indoors for too long — Fiebre de Cabina is a healing remedy for the side effects of isolation and a cosmically prescribed moment to reconnect.

Featuring Arieshandmodel, Badsista, Bairoa, Balún, Critonia, Diego Hauz, Dr. Digital Aché, Florentino, Joe Cotch, JWords, Kelman Duran, Pachyman, La Moral, Louis//Louis (Y2K Obsession), Nina Nina, TAYHANA, and Trueno Video.

Throughout November and December, listen to sets by Fiebre de Cabina compilation artists, hosted by online radio stations around the world.

November 20, 2 – 7 PM ET
Radiored Mixcloud (Pública): Bairoa and Dr. Digital Aché

November 25, 4 – 6 PM ET
The Lot Radio (NYC): Diego Hauz, JWords, and Balún

December 11, 9 PM ET
Aire Libre (Mexico City): Arieshandmodel, TAYHANA, and Nina Nina

December 20, 5 – 9 PM ET
Radiored Mixcloud (Pública): Y2k Obsession and Critonia

December 23, 5 – 6 PM ET
NTS Radio (London): Florentino, Kelman Duran, and Joe Cotch


ABOUT

Pública is a cultural space founded in November 2018 by cultural producer Naíma Rodríguez and independent curator Natalia Viera Salgado. The space is located in the community of Alto del Cabro, one of the most important historic neighborhoods of Santurce, Puerto Rico. One of the major problems on the island currently is the lack of funding and spaces dedicated to serve the community in the cultural and arts sector. In November 2018, Pública: opened up its doors to become a platform for local artists and international artists as a way to strengthen the relationship between Puerto Rico and an international audience.

Radiored is a platform for artistic exchange founded in 2015 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Our mission is to support emerging artists from the Island by giving them a space to share their work and facilitating exposure. Our goal is to increase the number and quality of music performances in Puerto Rico and through the web. Through our online radio station we provide a digital platform with unlimited reach for our DJs to play what we call Música Fresca or “fresh music” in english, at the same time, promote local and international music that is not commonly played on mainstream local radio stations. In order to promote cross disciplinary cultural exchange, we have created a network of allies that generate content for the station such as workshops, conversations and interviews. Among our collaborators, the non-profit organization Sonic Arts For All “SAFA” offers the weekly  workshop Tech Lab Sonor for children K-16 in NYC and in Puerto Rico. We are also a free online radio station with the intention of playing fresh music, raising awareness locally and internationally about music that is not part of Puerto Rican commercial radio, while creating demand to achieve artistic exchange. We present original content, new and emerging music by local and international artists.

Payola Isabel is a photographer, video producer, and DJ based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is the Co-founder of Radio Red, an independent radio station located in Santurce, Puerto Rico where she is the producer, director and manager of the station. She has worked and produced shows with local and international bands and groups such as Los Wálters, Helado Negro, Los Vigilantes, ÍFÉ, and collaborated making videos for  local brands and buisnesses such as Johhny & June, Con Calma, For  Generations To Come, April Carrión  hosted events with Bairoa, Mano Santa, Saki, Buscabulla, MRKNI, Florentino, Felix Hall and Overlord. Payola has performed and staged radio takeovers  at The Lot Radio (NYC) , Aire Libre (CDMX), and Radio Nopal (CDMX). Her main interest for doing appearances, collaborations and performing is to create an atmosphere and a platform for artists to exchange and to build bridges with other community based projects. As a Dj, her musical inclinations are tropical, electronica, caribbean house, disco, french soft touch, world music beats genres.  Her goal with each set is to provide an unexpected yet engaged and boundary pushing musical trip for her audience.  She’s played in Dominican Republic,  New York, México, and Miami.


FUNDING

La Residencia is a collaborative residency partnership between Abrons Arts Center (New York, NY) and Pública​ (San Juan, PR), made possible with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The 2020-2021 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Jerome Robbin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. These programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Graphic design by Hernán Ayala Tirado.