The Shore, the Tide, the Current: An Oceanic Caribbean

ARCOmadrid 2024 Party in the Museo Reina Sofía

Saturday, 9 March 2024 - 10pm

Free, until full capacity is reached

Sabatini Building, Floor 1
700 people
Organised by
Museo Reina Sofía
Estrella Damm
The Caribbean Relation

The Museo Reina Sofía welcomes Caribbean tides and currents, which flow through the Sabatini Building’s Garden and Cloister from 10pm until midnight as part of the ARCOmadrid 2024 closing party. Embracing the themes of this edition of the Madrid art fair, The Shore, the Tide, the Current: An Oceanic Caribbean, DJ Valerie Brathwaite and Toccororo will unfurl a sound-based connection between distant shores, and with influences and approaches that are as interesting as they are different.

A sculptor, draughtswoman and print-maker, Valerie Brathwaite is a point of reference in Venezuelan arts on account of her tireless expressive strength and the years of experience and knowledge acquired. Born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1940 and a Caracas resident since 1969, Braithwaite has been a DJ for decades, the musicality and colour in her art feeding into a rich sound world shaped by an experimentation and the use of scratching that invoke the rhythms of jazz and freestyle. For her part, the Spanish DJ with Cuban roots, Toccororo (Claudia Fersanch), born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1995, has in recent times become one of the standout figures in the Spanish club scene. Since her first DJ appearance on the music broadcaster and club promoter Boiler Room in January 2022, her career has been propelled into the international stratosphere as she shares the bill with the biggest names around. Her sets span darker and more eclectic Latin electronic music, ranging across styles such as guaracha, acid guaracha, raptor house, tribal house and aleteo, via ballroom, Jersey club and hardstyle.

This activity is part of the special programme the Museo devotes to ARCOmadrid 2024, which, with a focus on publishing, includes pieces with the Caribbean region and its diaspora at the centre.

Estrella Damm