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We spoke with David ‘Itzi’ Nallah, the sweet, kind and brilliant soul behind one of the most popular dance parties in the city of Chicago – CumbiaSazo – regarding this weekend’s event. Taking place tomorrow at Double Door, the night’s lineup includes Bleepolar and Precolumbian. What began as a sporadic and nomadic dance party has […]

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Banging out catchy Laternative hits since 2008, the Bay Area’s Bang Data continues its successful reign of fresh tracks with “Ya No Mas” their just released single. Fronted by Juan Manuel Caipo and Deuce Eclipse, Bang Data’s new single takes the band into unexplored (and unexpected) musical realms, confirming the band’s ability for sound innovation. […]

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Immerse yourself in the funky and psychedelic Latin sounds of Ocote Soul Sounds as they debut a 7” on Wonderwheel Recordings. They’re playing tonight at the Parish in Austin with The Echocentrics for their album release party.   Ocote Soul Sounds is formed by Martin Perna of Antibalas and Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma with help […]

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El mas reciente lanzamiento musical de Ana Tijoux. La artista aviso a sus fans por medio de su Facebook: “Gracias a todxs quienes ya descargaron ‪#‎Calaveritas‬!! Vamos liderando el ranking de descargas. Recuerden que durante una semana esto estará activo gratuitamente aquí el link…”

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José Emilio Fonseca, “Family on the Pond,” 2000. Courtesy DuSable Museum of African-American History

In an article titled “Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race” published in 1851, Mississippi physician Samuel A. Cartwright attributed the African slaves’ desire for freedom to a disease he named drapetomania. He called it a “disease of the mind,” one that could be “almost entirely prevented” by treating the slaves like “children, with care, […]

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Upcoming Events

ourlasttango-01 Friday, June 17 Our Last Tango Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago
facebook_event_235320160173226 Saturday, June 25 Miramar’s Dedication to Sylvia Rexach Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
facebook_event_934440763321814 Sunday, June 26 FREE: 2nd Annual Chicago Mariachi Festival at Millennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago
facebook_event_1070335573005882 Tuesday, July 5 Vives Q: First Tuesdays (July 2016) National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
facebook_event_1078188055545923 Friday, July 8 Anime Midwest 2016 Anime Midwest, Des Plaines
facebook_event_593604307463618 Friday, July 8 Ruido Fest 2016 Addams/medill Chicago Park District, Chicago
facebook_event_1573264306326492 Sunday, July 10 Salsa Beach Party 2016 Host : Frankie David Adrian Joshi Montrose Harbor, Chicago
facebook_event_1211116765570446 Saturday, July 16 COLOMBIAN FEST/EL GRAN FESTIVAL COLOMBIANO Copernicus Center, Chicago
facebook_event_1606459839610683 Saturday, July 16 COLOMBIAN FEST/EL GRAN FESTIVAL COLOMBIANO 2016 Copernicus Center, Chicago
facebook_event_1723381031213103 Saturday, July 16 Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival, Chicago
facebook_event_221700374866311 Sunday, July 17 Caribbean Block Party Downtown Tinley, Tinley Park
facebook_event_1751982868380425 Monday, July 25 Afro-Latin Series: Buya at Blackhawk Park Blackhawk Park, Chicago
facebook_event_1751982868380425 Monday, July 25 Afro-Latin Series: Buya at Blackhawk Park Blackhawk Park, Chicago
facebook_event_1008512699215554 Saturday, July 30 Chicago Margarita Festival off South Shore Beach South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago
facebook_event_1052200798135961 Saturday, August 6 We Are Hip Hop Youth Festival 2016 Dvorak Park, Chicago
facebook_event_1764552383766313 Saturday, August 13 The HOUSE MUSIC BLOCK PARTY – 3rd ANNUAL Chicago, IL 60632,
facebook_event_1589889234673719 Saturday, August 20 Pilsen Fest 2016 18th Street and Blue Island,
facebook_event_797274277084154 Sunday, August 21 Janeane Garofalo – TWO shows! Thalia Hall, Chicago
facebook_event_1057307194340750 Saturday, August 27 Afro-Latin Series: Rumba Cubana con Iré Elese Abure Julia de Burgos Park, Chicago
facebook_event_1057307194340750 Saturday, August 27 Afro-Latin Series: Rumba Cubana con Iré Elese Abure Julia de Burgos Park, Chicago
facebook_event_823772137727792 Monday, August 29 Yollocalli Fundraiser- SAVE THE DATE! ,