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Queerly Bohemian

Original Concert

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022 | 7PM

Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center

1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029

"Queerly Bohemian" unites musical talents of the new generation of singer-songwriters in Puerto Rico. MILA, who will be accompanied by Abraham Dorta, brings out her emotional lyrics full of love, heartbreak and a powerful message of social conscience. While JOE LOUIS shows what he calls, "experimental bohemia" sprinkled with eroticism, nostalgia and queerness. 

These musicians will share not only their talents, but they will share their souls, in what will be a remarkable bohemian evening.


About MILA

Zunia Yamila Figueroa Berríos known as “MILA” is a Puerto Rican singer songwriter. She graduated from the prestigious Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. From her early teenage years accompanied by her guitar, she’s been inspired to write powerful lyrics. Themes of love, heartbreak, life, and daily realities merging with pop, folk, and other genres to create her emotional and unique style. Mila currently has eight singles in collaboration with other artists, among them Andrea Cruz, Brenda Hopkins, and Abraham Dorta with an “EP” available in all media platforms. Mila is currently working on pre-production of what would be her first album expected to arrive next year.

Photo: Bryan Suárez @zerausgo

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Joe Louis is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter who works with what he calls “experimental bohemia.” His music dialogues with boleros, folklore, alternative rock and jíbaro music along with vocal improvisation and queerness. His lyrics inhabit an erotic-surreal universe that can sometimes be nostalgic and melancholic. He has performed on many stages in the Island and New York. He studied Journalism and Playwriting at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. His first album, Lo Sagrado, was released last December and the official concert was at the Victoria Espinosa Theater in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Joe Louis and the Dream Band of the Red Door is a cabaret and sensual proposal, but without moving away from the nostalgic and melancholic essence.

Queerly Bohemian concert recording by Melvin Audaz

Photo by Audaz Production

COVID Protocols


We are requiring that everyone who visits the spaces manage by the Hispanic Federation at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center provide proof of full vaccination and remain masked at all times while in at the theater space. KN95/N-95 masks provide the strongest protection against COVID-19 and are strongly encouraged for audience members.

Proof of vaccination can be shown at the point of pre-show gathering with one of the following:

  • your vaccination card;

  • photo of your vaccination card;

  • or via an official governmental mobile app or website; NYS residents or those who received a vaccination in NYS may present proof of vaccination via the Excelsior Pass app and the NYC Covid Safe App.


Contact David M. Pérez, Senior Director of Donor Relations at 212.233.8955 ext. 159 or, and learn how your support can make the difference for Latinx LGBTQ+ artists.


55 Exchange Place, 5th Floor

New York, New York 10005

T. (212) 233-8955 Ext. 118



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