La plaza en invierno -The Square in Winter- is part of the programme with which Matadero Madrid revitalizes its public spaces through concerts, interventions, DJ sessions and activities.
Naves Matadero is the curator of this square, and it will be bringing together fourteen Spanish and international artists for two days of protest music, irreverent lyrics and a mixture of styles and trends that all share the same goal of giving a voice to the diversity of identities.
On Saturday, in a more electronic vein, the experimental mixes of Narcoléptica and Agnès Pe will set the tone for a day that will also have everyone dancing to the rhythms that Aurelia Dynamite DJ will be laying down - the DJ you’ll always find at every self-respecting queer feminist rave in Berlin. The highly irreverent Beton Brut and then the acid pop of Putochinomaricón will be up next. From Sweden, Tami T. with her pink glitter music will be a hard act to follow for the last band of the day, none other than France’s Potochkine with their incandescent texts and minimalist techno punk.
More focused on urban music, Sunday will kick off with Bye Papi Nazareth, an Italian-Peruvian band with lots of hip hop and reggaeton rhythms; Ursidae, a group formed by Emi Rap and DJ Usa whose lyrics leave no doubt that they are into feminist protest rap; and Somadamantina, the trap queen of glamour beat. Another trap artist will take the stage, Trapani, whose street lyrics are beginning to make a big impact.
International artists will also be there, such as James Massiah, an English artist who is "redefining the power of poetry", according to The Guardian, or Flohio, a British-Nigerian rapper and songwriter who will be on before the last act closes the winter square down, none other than Germany’s ChefBoss dancehall group all the way from Hamburg, formed by singer Alice Martin and dancer and choreographer Maike Mohr, who mix dancehall with krump and vogue.
1pm AGNES PE
2pm AURELIA DINAMITA DJ
4pm BETON BRUT
6pm TAMI T
12pm BYE PAPI NAZARETH
1pm URSIDAE (EMI RAP)
5pm JAMES MASSIAH
*Schedule is subject to changes
12pm to 8pm