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Zamna returns to New York with a triumphant night

For the second time, the Zamna Festival landed in New York, following its debut in August 2023 where they occupied the entire Avant Gardner complex offering a carefully curated selection of renowned DJs and producers. Once again, this past Saturday, February 17th, they continued with the same formula,  leveraging both areas to offer a winter-adapted experience.

Photo Credit: Chris Lavado

Propelling Tulum as one of the epicenters of entertainment in the electronic music scene and maintaining its mission of taking its parties and identity abroad, Zamna as a festival continued its worldwide course in the city of New York.

As we entered  Avant Gardner we explored the different areas the complex has, finding diverse sounds from all its guests with over 20 artists invited.

In the Great Hall, where melodic techno with hints of progressive house reigned, we found Ruback opening the area, followed by the debut of the acclaimed Danish producer Kölsch who stood out, continued with the closing back-to-back performance between Julya Karma and Anii, which left us all speechless.

Also, in the same area, The Element shone for the second time in Zamna’s New York with a B2B between the Italian DJ duo Armonica, which energized the crowd, followed by Stephan Jolk, who entertained the crowd with his sticky beats.

In the Kings Hall, characterized by its afro, tribal, and tech house beats, Tom & Collins made their debut at Avant Gardner, followed by the return of the Miami sounds of Calussa to this edition of the party, a live set by Bora Uzer, and the closing set by the acclaimed German artists, Monkey Safari.

All attendees were able to appreciate the meticulous staging and decoration of both the Kings Hall and the Great Hall, which transported us, along with the music, to the green and wooded landscapes of Tulum, while the visuals evoked its rich Mayan historical culture, and the lights reminded us of its warm and sunny weather.

It is important to highlight the synchrony between the party and the evident remodeling that the Great Hall of Avant Gardner now boasts, with a large screen and equipment, as well as the immense digital DJ booth, which combined the visuals with those of the big screen and can already be said to be characteristic of Zamna, extending throughout the stage.

It is quite evident that Zamna has found and consolidated an audience in the Big Apple in line with its original Mexican essence, and it is possible that we are facing a flagship event that will be celebrated two or three times a year, hopefully becoming a permanent fixture in the city. We look forward to immersing in their experience one more time!

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