Joe's Pub Welcomes Back Performer Migguel Anggelo For An Exploration Of Latin And Queer Identity
Inspired by the boleros of his Latin American youth,?Anggelo embarks?on a transformative journey of romance guided by reimagined Latin icons of love. Blending classic Spanish love songs, their contemporary pop counterparts, and original?compositions, LatinXoxo - An Unrequited Serenata offers an?emotional?exploration of Latin and Queer identity.
In addition to his work illuminating the LGBT experience, Migguel is inspired by his experience as a Latinx immigrant, as evident in his original compositions such as "Inmigrantes", a powerful anthem written to unite all people regardless of ethnicities and nationalities.?seeks to shatter those notions and break the binary, reminding us that we can be many sides at once -- both the virgin and the lover, the feminine and the masculine, the seducer and the seduced -- and reexamining love songs through a queer lens.?
Hailed by critics as "a dynamic treat" and a mixture of "Mambo meets Andy Kaufman, spiced with a pinch of Michael Bublé," Anggelo has taken cues from Lin Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo and Cesar Alvarez, using his performances as a vehicle to explore issues of heritage, identity, tradition, language and more as a first-generation Latino immigrant.