A series of musical performances created by Common Space and organized in collaboration with NADA (The New Art Dealers Alliance) that take place during their Miami art fair held in December each year. In 2014, its fourth year, Omar Souleyman and Jeffrey Deitch were featured. NADAWAVE is a reference to the “No Wave” movement of underground music, super 8 film, and performance, video, and contemporary art forms that had its beginnings during the late 1970s through the mid-1980s in downtown New York City.
WHAT WE DID
We named, conceived, curated the talent, programmed the nights, hosted and promoted the series in conjunction with the New Art Dealers Alliance and partners.
NADAWAVE is a cross section of reactionary artists who innovate musical genres through experimentation and improvisation. The series focus is on those who create unexpected audible forms at the overlap and unlikely combination of sounds that take root in jazz, hip-hop, electronic, bass, funk, noise and experimental music – presented in the context and vibrance of a high energy dance party.
#nadawave 2011-2014 contributing artists: Omar Souleyman, Juliana Huxtable, Diamond Terrifier, Venus X, Fatima Al Qadiri, Kingdom, NguzuNguzu, Total Freedom, J-Cush, Lauren Devine, Lafawndah, KWow, Nightfeelings aka Teengirl Fantasy, Drooids + Merkx & Gwynne, Neon Kobra, Eric Duncan, Malcolm Mooney, Matthew Higgs, Joakim, Alterazioni video + more.