We remember when ‘South of the Border’ meant Taco Bell. You may think of an attraction on I-95 in Dillon, South Carolina, just south of Rowland, North Carolina named because it is just south of the border between North Carolina and South Carolina and is themed in Mexican style (fake, of course). These days, we all probably associate it with a wall and all that comes along with that (not getting political).  Well, Mexico is on the mind and it’s not for any of the reasons mentioned above. We’re just weeks away from one of the best days of the year, Cinco de Mayo!

There will be tons of celebrations, parties, tacos and, of course, Margs! Now, what to do and where to go?  Who better to follow on this glorious day than Andrew Ousely?! You remember, he is the one from Unison Media who put together Crypt Sessions.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early with ‘Modern Mexico’ a guided Mezcal tasting led by master distiller Alejandro Aispuro, including samples from his private collection, paired with a concert of Mexican contemporary classical music, May 1 at The Bowery Electric and (Le) Poisson Rouge

Co-produced by Unison Media, the WFMT Radio Network, and Access Contemporary Music, the event will feature mezcales that are unavailable for purchase anywhere, followed by a concert of New York City premieres of works by Gabriela Ortiz, Felipe Pérez Santiago, Ana Lara, Hilda Paredes, and Mexico’s most celebrated living composer, Mario Lavista

The performance, hosted by Seth Boustead, will be broadcast live on the nationally syndicated Relevant Tones program out of WFMT in Chicago, as well as WKCR in New York, and will also feature a showcase of an up-and-coming composer via their “Discovery Series”

The city will be buzzing with a ton of happenings and places to fill your stomach and ruin your liver. How about some culture?  Check this out; you won’t be disappointed. For more information and tickets, visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/relevant-tones-live-at-lpr-modern-mexico-tickets-44525856034