“As an African American growing up in the States, we live in a racial path where we’re not encouraged beyond our our own perceived cultural boundaries”, says Otura Mun, explaining why he took his first trip to Puerto Rico almost 20 years ago. That trip was the beginning of Otura Mun’s definitive relocation to the […]

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 ZZK Records,  pioneers of the musical movement that gave us amazing mash-ups of electronica and traditional roots music from South America are preparing to delve deep into the Andes, Amazon, and Pacific coast, mantric, profound and sacred music by launching a new imprint: AYA Records. ZZK is starting with Ecuador but their vision extends to encompass the entire Latin American continent. Today, AYA […]

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When we heard the announcement that Nortec would be collaborating in the music for Luzia, Cirque de Soleil’s new show, we could barely contain our excitement. Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming Big Top production LUZIA features original music  by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier, and then passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective’s Bostich + […]

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Las Cafeteras have been using their music to tell new and different stories  about the Latin/Mexican American/Chicano community since they were formed in Los Angeles in 2008. They have become renowned for spectacular live shows, imbued with an energy that is fiercely compelling, as well as for their vibrant mash-up of son jarocho taken to the Los Angeles […]

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Thursday, August 17 Public Newsroom #31: Documenters and Interview Training Build Coffee, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Kizomba & Bachata: DJ Just Jacob and Latin Street Dancing Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Pilsen Fest 2017 18th St and Blue Island Ave.,
Saturday, August 19 Grand Opening Event! 4597 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632-2961, United States,
Saturday, August 19 Cumbia: Sonorama DJ Collective and Latin Rhythms Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Saturday, August 19 Pilsen Fest Official After Party Thalia Hall, Chicago
Thursday, August 24 Salsa & Cha-Cha: Angel d’Cuba and Latin Street Dance Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St.,
Thursday, August 24 Public Newsroom #32: Organizing Human Capital on the South Side ,
Saturday, September 2 Los Dells Fest ’17 . Wisconsin Dells . Sept 2 & 3 Los Dells Festival, Mauston
Saturday, September 2 LUCHA LIBRE in the Park / Lucha Libre en el parque Unity Park in Logan Square, Chicago
Saturday, September 9 Festival del Merengue Bachata Chicago Riis Park, Chicago
Monday, September 11 Court Support: Lawsuit to end money bond The Daley Center, Room 2508, 50 W Washington, Chicago, IL,
Tuesday, September 12 Vives Q: 2nd Tuesdays (2017) National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Friday, September 15 Riot Fest Chicago 2017 – Douglas Park Douglas Park, Chicago
Friday, September 22 Resisting with Dignity / Resistiendo con Dignidad Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, Chicago
Friday, September 22 Sones de Mexico in Concert James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, Grayslake
Thursday, September 28 The Cranberries – Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA The Riviera Theatre, Chicago
Saturday, September 30 Latin Ska Fest Décimo Aniversario | Sonidos Rebeldes LOCAL 18,
Sunday, October 29 Day of the Dead Concert Levy Senior Center Foundation, Evanston
Saturday, November 4 Native Heritage Month: Day of the Dead Concert Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington
Sunday, November 5 Day of the Dead Concert Forest View Educational Center, Arlington Heights