HI-BEAM PRESENTS: STEFA* & El Cisne
9PM at Basilica Hudson | FREE
HI-BEAM is pleased to present a live performance by NYC-based multi-media artist STEFA*, accompanied by a live DJ set by their collaborator El Cisne. This performance is presented as part of a fundraiser for Asheville, NC based Filipinx restaurant, Neng Jr’s. This fundraiser is taking place at Kitty’s Hudson as a ticketed prix fixe dinner prepared by Neng Jr’s chef Silver Cousler. The performance is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Performance will commence at 9PM.
To purchase tickets to Neng Jr’s fundraiser dinner at Kitty’s:
HI-BEAM stage is being hosted by Basilica Hudson, in the main hall. HI-BEAM stage is funded and made possible by The Tourism Board of Hudson and Lil Deb’s Oasis.
stefa marin alarcon is a vocalist, composer and multi-media performance artist born and raised in Queens, NY.
Using an amalgamation of punk, experimental pop and classical minimalism with maximalist ethereal aesthetics and video collages, stefa builds worlds that offer a somatic decolonial respite for the misfits & displaced who are yearning for a sense of home.
stefa has shared their work/spirit/song with Queens Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museo Del Barrio, The Kitchen, Ars Nova, National Sawdust, Rough Trade, Elsewhere, Nublu, BAAD!, The Sultan Room, NUEVOFest, Abrons Arts Center, Dixon Place, Tulsa Artist Residency, Cine Las Americas, The Vienna Festival, Power of the People Combined, Body Hack, Fierce Futures and more.
They studied euro-centric classical music for 20 years (Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts ‘07, Central School of Speech and Drama ‘10), were an Artist-in-Residence at TrueQué Residencia Artística, Slippage Residency at Duke University, a Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics EmergeNYC Fellow (2019), Leslie Lohman Museum of Art Artist Fellow (2019-2020) and most recently Artist In Residence at The Kitchen (May 2021).
Their debut EP Sepalina was released on Figure & Ground Records in 2018. Their forthcoming multi-media record Born With An Extra Rib will be released independently Summer 2021.