Queens Live! With Action Bronson, Karen Y Los Remedios, Statik Selektah And Ralph McDaniels
Queens native Action Bronson put on a free show for Summerstage at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, June 25th. The show was part of Queens Live thrown by the City Parks Foundation and also featured Karen Y Los Remedios, Statik Selektah and host Ralph McDaniels. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards was also in attendance. Richards said “Queens Live! isn’t just back for a second year, but it’s coming back bigger and better. I couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage team to bring Queen’s own Action Bronson to his home borough in what should be a fantastic free afternoon of music.”
Ralph McDaniels is the founder and curator of Video Music Box, the first tv show to feature hip-hop videos primarily. McDaniels has also produced over 400 videos for some of the biggest names in hip-hop including Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and Roxanne Shante. He has also produced several documentaries.
Karen Y Los Remedios is a group from Mexico and features singer Ana Karen Barajas, producer jiony and guitarist Z.am.pa. Their latest EP, Recuerdos de Expiacion was released last year and features the songs “Resistencia” and “Permanencia.” In an interview with katacult.com, Ana and jiony said “We have been working through a lot of years together making collaborations. However, when we started the project of “Karen y Los Remedios”, the idea of making music with Latin roots, especially cumbia was the main goal.”
Chef, actor, tv host, artist and rapper Action Bronson headlined the concert and performed with pure energy. His setlist was mostly songs from his latest album Cocodrillo Turbo. Griselda producer Daringer was Action’s DJ. The two have also collaborated many times in the past as well. Special guests included Alchemist, Hologram and Yung Mehico on sax. Action’s 2 year old son even made an appearance during the last song “Actin Crazy.”