Wednesday, April 8, 2015

El Mundo de Los Luchadores 2015 at DC Fairgrounds

From our friends at Art Whino...

Live Mexican Wrestling, Live Music, Mexican Street Food, Luchadore Inspired Live Painting

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year by watching live lucha libre (Mexican professional wrestling). Lucha libre is a battle between good and evil. In lucha libre slang a “tecnico” is a good guy and a fan favorite and a “rudo” is a bad guy and will do anything to win. Lucha libre has been a Mexican tradition for over 80 years. On Saturday, May 2nd, come see the glimmer of their colorful masks as wrestlers spin through the ring; smell the traditional Mexican street food; and dance to the beat of live music when you attend el Mundo de Los Luchadores - the world of Mexican pro wrestling - presented by Art Whino. Head to Navy Yard on Saturday, May 2nd for a full day of excitement, including a Luchadore inspired live painting, Mexican pop music, and more. This is an all ages, family friendly event!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 2-7:00 PM 

DC Fairgrounds (Directly in front of Nationals Park)
1299 Half Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
Super convenient: 50 feet from the Green Line Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Stop

Performances by Los Master Plus and DJ G-Flux.

Seven Mexican Wrestlers battling it out for five (5) hours of fun.

This is a ticketed event. $40 ticket. 50% Early-Bird available now.

About Art Whino Gallery:
Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the pioneers and freshest talent from around the world. With over 1200 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres.

About DJ G-Flux:
Born and raised in Mexico City, Gustavo Naranjo didn't become space cumbia producer G-Flux until he relocated to the United States. It was the year 2008 and electronic, sample-based cumbia was the new cool thing happening all over the continent. Through the internet Gustavo first contacted with what was going on in his hometown's nu-cumbia underground and soon enough up-and-coming artists starting requesting his services as a remixer/producer. Thus, “El Ciclón Del Caribe” was born, a collaboration with DF's cult cumbia duo Afrodita that would end up becoming one of the biggest hits of the genre, and the first track Gustavo signed as G-Flux. 

About Los Master Plus:
With their suave Latin-lover antics, contagiously catchy covers, and original amalgamations of cumbiatrónica with norteña, you get an irresistible force to be reckoned with. If you know a thing or two about Latin alternative music, surely by now you must have heard of Los Master Plus, considered the new kings of cumbiatrónica. Just about two years since their Internet music video debut, “Sexo en Fuego,” the Guadalajara-based duo instantly became a YouTube viral sensation, gaining over a million plus views, and all before the release of their upcoming full-length freshman album in 2014. With their newly found Internet fame, and winning over fans via their live shows, El Comanche and Larry Mon soon began paving new ways for remaking famous pop songs into unique modern norteña hits, consequently reaching international attention. They’ve indeed become one of the most promising young contemporary banda groups of today.


About Pequeno Pierroth:
Pierrothito (real name unrevealed; born October 2, 1967) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler. Pierrothito is a part of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's (CMLL) Mini-Estrella, or "Mini", division and is a former CMLL World Mini-Estrella Champion. He is also the first Mini to have held the Mexican National Lightweight Championship. Pierrothito is Spanish for "Little Pierroth", alluding to the fact that he wrestles as a mini version of Pierroth, Jr.; he is sometimes billed as "Mini Pierroth" or "Pequeño Pierroth."

Bárbaro Cavernario

About Bárbaro Cavernario:
Bárbaro Cavernario is the ring name of Leonardo Moreno Ayala (born November 6, 1993 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican luchador, or professional wrestler currently working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) portraying a rudo ("Bad guy") wrestling character. Ayala made his professional wrestling debut in 2008 and has won the 2014 En Busca de un Ídolo tournament as well as the 2014 Gran Alternativa tournament with Mr. Niebla. He is currently a member of the wrestling group known as La Peste Negra ("The Black Plague"). He has previously worked under the names El Bárbaro ("The Barbarian"), Cavernario ("Caveman") and Baby Cavernario.

Mr. Águila

About Sangre de Aguila:
José Delgado Saldaña (born December 10, 1978) is a Mexican professional wrestler or luchador currently working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Outside of Mexico he is best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation as Essa Ríos and Papí Chulo and for his work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in the US, CMLL and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) in Mexico as Mr. Águila.