Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn At Prospect Park
LAMC runs from July 11 – 14 in New York City.
KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) returns as the official presenting radio sponsor for the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), with DJ Raul Campos taking the reins as host of the festivities for the 5th year in a row.
“KCRW has been a constant and, at times, singular voice for many of the bands that are featured at the LAMC,” said LAMC founder Tomas Cookman. “We feel that there is no better radio outlet in the country to partner up with that understands the many different sounds and genres that fall under the LAMC and Latin Alternative umbrella as does KCRW.”
LAMC features up and coming Latin artists such as LA’s own La Santa Cecilia as well as established icons like Kinky. The annual conference, held in New York July 11 – 14, features concerts all over the city – including Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park – as well as an array of panels.
“There is nothing else like LAMC, where the Latin world converges on NYC for 4 days of great music. It’s opened up my ears to so many new artists and gives us a chance to experience favorites that rarely venture to the U.S.,” said Ariana Morgenstern, producer of KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic.
In addition to his hosting duties Campos, whose show airs weeknights from 10pm to midnight PST on KCRW, will be included on a panel entitled “Finding Your Audience in the Ever-Changing Radio Landscape”, which will discuss how public radio, satellite and other specialty programs are providing new opportunities for Latin artists.
The panel is on Thursday, July 12 at 2pm.
Raul Campos, LAMC HOST and KCRW DJ
“Since it’s inception, LAMC has been about taking an underground and alternative sound and exposing it to the masses. The symbiotic relationship that exists between LAMC and KCRW is magical. We’re on the same mission and it’s very gratifying to know how we’ve championed this sound and helped a lot of these acts become household names.” DJ Raul Campos