Some of Chicago’s cultural music instigators get together to Give Thanks for a wonderful year in world music by hosting this free party with some of our city’s emerging talent. Please join us as we give thanks and look forward to another great year in music to come!
Jugo De Mango is a Latin world fusion band blending traditional and modern cumbia, reggae, and rock rhythms into a tangible palate of alluring dance music. Singer/songwriters Armando Pérez and Juan Lugo, along with Dan Lieber (drums/percussion) and Ryan Schoen (bass) form the live band. Performing dynamic, energetic shows, Jugo De Mango’s music speaks to worldly listeners ready to get their groove on!
Nu Bambu bring us strong Latin and Reggae flavors, pitch-bending trumpet and potent bass and drum lines give the songs a unique progressive flavor along with conscious-raising, bilingual thought- provoking lyrics that morphs into hip cutting-edge music for a new generation.
Mwelwa Musambacine is influenced by cultures and people across the globe. He is recognized across music circles as one of Chicago’s best international and world music DJs. Mwelwa’s assorted global mix includes reggae, morna, forro, kizomba (semba), salsa, bachata, samba, merengue, afrobeat, ndombolo, rai, jazz, funk, son, soukous, blues, calypso, classical, rock, bhangra, zouk, house, soca, and various types of Arabic, Indian & African varieties. Mwelwa also plans and promotes events as a part of Akasuba.