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Indio is honored to exhibit his Yoruba inspired art work at the invitation of the incomparable “La Reina Del Barrio” at the 2nd Annual Bronx Museum Holiday Market Weekend!

Come and explore the festival (free admission) and drop by La Reina’s booth featuring art work by Indio Melendez, Harriet Rosebud Millinery and Tess Stevenson on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

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Indio will have many of his original pieces of Yoruba inspired art work for sale as well as limited edition signed prints of select pieces. Indio uses a unique approach to wood-burning “Yoruba” images on reclaimed wood, and uses a variety of color sources created from cigar ashes, coffee grinds, spices, and food coloring, as well as traditional materials such as oil and acrylic paints. The transformed scraps of wood became dynamic mystical art pieces, inspired by his love for Santeria and the Yoruba pantheon, a syncretism of West African and Caribbean religions that have been influenced by Christianity.

Indio uses different sources for color, such as cigar and incense ashes, coffee grinds, wine, berries, spices and traditional mediums such as oil & acrylic based paints, polyurethane and different wood stains to add color.

Save your holiday shopping for the Bronx Museum’s 2nd Annual Holiday Market Weekend – and stop by La Reina’s booth to meet Indio, explore his art – and purchase work for the loved ones on your holiday shopping list!

The Bronx Museum’s Annual Holiday Market Weekend is a collaboration with FromTheBronx.com, The South Bronx Farmer’s Market, THE POINT, and The Bronx Beer Hall. The Bronx Museum will feature more than 50 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, and more for a holiday market that is not to be missed.

I’m happy to announce that I will be performing “Someday A Father Be” at Teatro Circulo’s ” 2016 Call Back Series” March 4-21 2016… 3 weekends, 12 performances!!!

I hope can join me, share my story and have your thoughts provoked. This is my latest one-man performance based on true events about parenting and conversations we must have with our brown children about racism, racial profiling, police brutality, resiliency, respect and HOPE.

I’m very proud of this work and hope you can come out and support this endeavor. ACHE’

someday a father be

Get your tickets today at www.teatrocirculo.org!

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bio2Indio Melendez’s exhibit “Yoruba – Orisha’s On Wood” is on display at the Musto Cultural Center at the Union City Museum from April 16th through May.

Indio is a self-taught visual artist who began his art work more than a decade ago as a hobby by drawing and wood-burning “Yoruba” images on reclaimed pieces of wood. The transformed scraps of wood became dynamic mystical art pieces, inspired by his love for Santeria and the Yoruba pantheon, a syncretism of West African and Caribbean religions that have been influenced by Christianity.

Indio uses different sources for color, such as cigar and incense ashes, coffee grinds, wine, berries, spices and traditional mediums such as oil & acrylic based paints, polyurethane and different wood stains to add color.

Indio is a devotee of Chango, Maferefun!

For more information about Indio’s artwork, click here!

 

the display

Want to see amazing visual art? Want to hear beautiful words in homage to a historic tradition? Want to see a performance that will be sure to make your heart skip a beat? Want to taste some specialty foods? Want to join us in music & dance? Then you NEED to be at THE DISPLAY!

January 25th, 2014 from 6:30pm until 10:00pm

Come join Indio Melendez and a host of other performers and artists in the heart of New York City and experience something different, out of the box and interesting! The Display celebrates traditions, cultural and spiritual journeys and interpretations of Yoruba art in New York City and beyond!

Indio will be performing alongside other amazing poets and actors and he will be displaying some of his most powerful artwork.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY – SPACE IS LIMITED! http://www.thedisplay.bigcartel.com/product/rebirth-show-tickets

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DUTFDowntown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) is pleased to announce the honored plays from its 2011 season that ran from April 13 to 23, 2011 at the MMAC Theater in NYC. DUTF Awards went to:

BEST PLAY – Indiosyncrasy
Written and performed by Indio Melendez
A coming-out story about “Nene” and his emotional journey of leaving his wife and family, falling into addiction and finding redemption

BEST SHORT – Steps
Written and performed by Brinae Ali
A mother’s story of hope and inspiration about her rights of passage into motherhood and process of healing and survival after her daughter’s accident

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‘Indiosyncrasy’

Posted: March 5, 2009 in Uncategorized

Indiosyncrasy is the story of a Latino man coming to terms with every facet of his identity and the relationships he must save.  Presented in mini tableaus and based on true life experiences.  Indiosyncrasy uses traditional Afro-Cuban song and dance, as well as spoken word, monologues and rap to explore every label Indio has been given son, husband, father, friend and faggot.