Las Naranjas announces SU’s first Latine music festival

SU’s first Latine music fest announced

Puerto Rican singer Maldy will headline “Calentón” on Oct. 14.

Alternative Text

Maldy will headline SU’s first Latine music festival on Oct. 14, at Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center. DJ Exxtra and Raíces Dance Troupe will join the reggaeton artist. ​​

Puerto Rican singer Maldy, born Edwin Vazquez, announced his solo career in 2022. He performed with his cousin Chencho Corleone in their reggaeton duo Plan B until their demise in 2018. The duo is widely recognized for Latine club hits “Es un Secreto,” “Candy” and “Si No le Contesto.” His collaboration with Colombian sensation Karol G in “Gatúbela” earned him his first ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2023.

DJ Exxtra previously performed on the SU campus at the Spring NALFO Showcase in February.

Also familiar on campus is Raíces Dance Troupe, the university’s first and only Latine dance organization. The student organization was created in 1997 and hosts performances both off and on campus.

Las Naranjas, the official Spanish language club on campus, announced the festival in collaboration with SU’s Student Association, Orange After Dark and student organization La L.U.C.H.A.

The organizations expect an attendance of 600-800 people, according to the “Calentón” press release. They hope the festival will “mark a new beginning” for minoritized students.

The festival is closed to Syracuse University and ESF students. Entrance is free with student ID. Doors to the festival open at 7:30 p.m.