Mai is a 30 year old Colombian event producer based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia. She has a professional degree in business administration and more than 8 years experience managing teams in different industries in Colombia and Australia.
Her passion for music and Latin American culture together with her knowledge and experience in management inspired her to create BELLAQUEO COLLECTIVE with Juan and Lina.
Bellaqueo’s mission is to transmit the Latin culture in Australia and show the genre they grew up on.
“Bellaqueo was born out of the desire for a safe space to dance and share the underground and alternative perreo that didn’t exist at that time
Thanks to the opportunity that MAV gave me to participate in the NEWPRINT 2 program, Bellaqueo as collective is growing, and personally I am able to step up as producer in a male dominated industry and to expand my vision of creating events for Latinx immigrants (artists and assistants) across the diaspora and also for everyone attracted to our beautiful and rich culture” - Mai
Mai’s vision is to grow the collective and support Latinx artists, photographers, videographers, dancers, djs and so on, around Australia and show the world her rich heritage through music.
From 12 Mar 2023
NEWPRINT is back with another season of live music gigs featuring the most exciting new acts and gigs in the Melbourne right now. Building on the success of the first iteration, NEWPRINT 2 will support 7 new and emerging POC/CALD producers to develop and deliver unique contemporary live music events throughout Metro Melbourne.
Fri 30 Jun 2023
After countless sold-out parties, BELLAQUEO is beyond excited to announce THE EXPERIENCE OF SOUND, their second live act and party this 2023. Reggaeton has its roots in Latin, African and Caribbean music, evolving from **Dancehall** and **Hip-Hop**. With sounds originating from deep within Caribbean islands and South America, this is a must attend night not to be missed at the **Gasometer** on the 30th of June.
Sat 1 Apr 2023
Kicking off 2023 with our first ever Live session edition at the iconic Section 8 on April 1st. For this first party, we are thrilled to present live shows from the talented Dani Padron, Meza & SKR. Pure Latino power performing their music at the disco!