by Tiana Feng This year, since CMW was so close to NXNE the latter introduced a radius clause that would disallow bands from playing both festivals. That didn’t stop bands from finding loopholes by introducing solo projects and collaborations. Last night I caught Mas Aya the solo project of Brandon Valdivia (from Pachamama) performing with Lido Pimienta. Valdiva provided the beats and flute loops while Pimienta contributed her vocals which like in her own project, protest and question society. Kairos by Mas Aya — My tired feet mustered up the strength to stay up and dance for Mozart’s Sister. They were definitely worth the stay showing off even more confidence on stage than last year’s performance at The Rivoli.