Astrid Hadad | El Calcetin (25 aniversario)

Astrid Hadad | "Lady Gaga" de Nixtamal (El Mundo)

Astrid Hadad | La Tequilera (Documentary, Part 1)

Astrid Hadad | Tierra Misteriosa

Astrid Hadad | Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Dia de los Muertos, 2011

Described as "one of the most provocative stage acts since the Weimar Republic was in bloom" (New York Times), Astrid Hadad is an internationally acclaimed Mexican cabaret performer, historian, social critic, and activist. Her unconventional shows -- with syncretic style and eclectic taste -- combine ranchera, bolero, rumba, rock, and jazz: a unique musical form that has been dubbed "Heavy Nopal" (after the quintessentially Mexican cactus, whose juice is distilled to make tequila).

Drawing on elements and traditions of Mexican and Latin-American popular culture, Hadad creates unconventional and baroque visual proposals that highlight complex social and political realities in an entertaining and accessible manner -- so much so that entire families, from grandparents to their grandchildren, are a fixture in the audience of Hadad's many public performances in Mexico. A cultural icon in Mexico, she has performed at numerous universities, art centers,  museums throughout the country, and festivals including Cervantino and Cumbre Tajin and before an audience of a million people in Mexico City's Zocalo.

Each of Hadad's shows is a fusion of song, theater, and cabaret, filled with music and featuring extravagant costumes, rather like portable sets, which have become a hallmark of her performances. In conjunction with Tierra Misteriosa, the show she created to mark Mexico's centennial in 2010, dozens of costumes from her archive toured museums throughout Mexico and featured in a 64-page publication of the same name.

Hadad has headlined numerous performances in the United States at Yerba Buena Center (San Francisco), Redcat (Los Angeles), Central Park SummerStage (New York), and the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC). In December 2014 she debuted a new show, Le Cabaret Bizzare de Astrid Hadad, at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. She has written and performed over 30 original shows including Heavy Nopal, La Multimamada, La Pecadora, Seducida y Abandonada, and Corazon Sangrante. As an accomplished vocalist, her albums circulate internationally.


Management & Booking
Earl Dax
442-D Lorimer Street #150
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Select Press Quotes

“Astrid Hadad had the effect of a hallucinogenic mushroom; she left the audience fascinated and replete.”
- Francois-Xavier Gomez. Liberation, Paris, France

“Hadad is a jewel, of the kind few are left. Her aesthetics go beyond Dalí and Almodóvar, together.”
- Margarita Riviere, El País, Madrid, Spain

“The show is extraordinary. She has the audience at her feet at the end.”
- Simon Broughton, Time Out, London, UK

“Healthy urban poetry.”
- Carlos Galilea. El País, Madrid, Spain

“[Hadad’s] is one of the most provocative stage acts since the Weimar Republic in bloom. . . . a swirl of old songs turned inside out, performance art, political barbs and clothes so surreal they make Salvador Dalí look like Norman Rockwell.”
- Tim Weiner, New York Times

“She is a diva, a comic and powerful singer, a conceptual artist, a political satirist with an irreverent stead that would do a drag queen proud... an underground icon.”
- Miami Herald


Select Press Articles

OUT THERE/Mexico City; A Diva Outraged And Outrageous
-New York Times

Astrid Hadad: The Mexico City cabaret singer is much more than the second coming of Frida Kahlo
-SF Gate

Astrid Hadad en el Museo del Chopo

- Inkult Magazine