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Sabor. That Latin flavor. Everybody’s feeling it now. Ju don know? From hiphop videos to fast-food commercials, the mainstream media are trying to add some spice to the same-old, same-old with Latin beats and Spanish phrases. But beyond the hype, a group of talented artists in our own backyard is making sense of all the madness through performance. “Dem Migos Be Thinking” brings a megamix of spoken word, music, movement, and theater, opening with a performance by local teens who’ve been participating in GALA Hispanic Theater’s Youth Theater/Movement Workshop. Special-guest poet Joe Ray Sandoval, a former D.C. resident now based in his hometown of Santa Fe, N.M., will return to regale us with tales of the wild Southwest. He’ll be joined by hiphop poet Mike Ipiotiz and DJ Darktoof. Local poets Samuel Miranda (pictured, top left) and G. Bruno (pictured, bottom right) will weave their firewater words of love, la raza, and life in the big city. Voices of a younger generation of poets—Jackie Velez (pictured, bottom center), Joaquþ/n Andrþs (pictured, top right), and Jamilla Simmons (pictured, bottom left)—will also be heard. Hip-hop salsero Roberto Sanchez—along with live musicians, including talented jazz bassist Pepe Gonzalez—will move the crowd with the ritmo africano. There’ll even be scholars on hand to provide contextual theorizing on the confluence of African-American and Latino immigrant cultural identities. Overseeing this self-proclaimed “desmadre event like you’ve never seen before,” will be that poetry-writing-performance-art-making kid from El Carmen, Quique Aviles (pictured, top center). At 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, March 26 & 27 at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 1625 Park Rd. NW. $10. (202) 234-7174. (Holly Bass)