Posts Tagged ‘Quique Avilés’

ToDo ToDay: Alsarah and the Nubatones, “The Krazyhouse,” and The Jet Age

Alsarah and the Nubatones’ new album, Silt, starts off with a catchy call-and-response pop number, but you won’t hear “Habibi Taal” on Hot 99.5. It’s sung in Arabic and includes accompaniment on the stringed, pear-shaped oud and a hand-held wide-frame drum. Languid, traditional numbers like “Bilad Aldahb” and “Rennat” spotlight Alsarah’s melancholy as she longs to [...]

Why GALA Hispanic Theatre Is Getting Occupied

Quique Avilés is not one to mince words. As MC and director of this week's "Occupy GALA" at GALA Hispanic Theatre, he makes it clear the event has no direct affiliation with the Occupy movement. "They put it out there, you know, that they have no leadership," he says. "So we kind of appropriated it for [...]