“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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Latino-Brasilian music lovers, Fight Club fans and those of us that love Boogat’s Quebecois-Mexican-Paraguayan take on hip hop and Latin beats, rejoice! Boogat’s new video for ”El Lobo”, 2nd single off Neo-Reconquista is out.   ”El Lobo” is a song that mixes Latin Music, Electronica and Dancehall with a Brasilian Batucada twist. The subject is conflict, in its purest […]

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Saturday, June 24 Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad de Colima Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago
Saturday, June 24 Poetas: Celebrating Latinx Poets Volumes Bookcafe, Chicago
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Sunday, June 25 Dvorak Park Planting Day Dvorak Park, Chicago
Sunday, June 25 BringHer Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Sunday, June 25 FREE: Chicago Mariachi Festival at Millennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago
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