CumbiaSazo’s May Edition features Buyepongo and N.A.A.F.I.

CumbiaSazo continues to lead the tropical and global bass movement across the nation with their innovative programming  at their monthly dance reventon.  Hosted at Double Door every 4th Saturday of the month, they’ve outdone themselves yet again with their May edition which features mash-up cumbia rebels Buyepongo and Mexico City Latinx-electro-party pioneers Lao and Mexican Jihad of N.A.A.F.I.! 


May features LA’s heavy hitting cumbia outfit Buyepongo plus super producers Lao + Mexican Jihad from Mexico City’s venerable NAAFI crew. This is an after party for the Mole de Mayo Fest as well — RSVP as always for discount and tell EVERYONE!

Saturday, May 28, 8PM­-3AM
DOUBLE DOOR (both floors)
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago
21+ // ✓Main floor accessible ✓Gender­-neutral bathroom ✓Coat-checks

$10 WITH RSVP at / $15 day of / $20 VIP

// BUYEPONGO (Los Angeles)
// NAAFI (Lao + Mexican Jihad, Mexico City)


// RICKY GUAPO (Mucho Musica, Expo Collective, LA)
// COSMIC (Ghetto Division)
// AFROQBANO (Future Rootz)
// CUMBIASAZO Crew (Itzi Nallah, Tifflove, caliXta)

Percussion by:
¡ El Timbales !

Live painting by:
¡ Monstrochika !


Visual Artists & Vendors Market:
¡ Calli Calli !
¡ ProtestARTE !
¡ Eco Boutique Glass Terrariums !
¡ Daaka Jewelry !
¡ Pirinola Handcrafts !
¡ Liz Reyes !
¡ Native Goods !
¡ Afro x Naut !
¡ Monica Trinidad !
¡ Rusty Lion Art !
¡ Marissa Chavez !
¡ JcDevantii Designs !
¡ Twenty Thou !
¡ hamaca humilde !
¡ GlitterGuts Photobooth !

Food by:
¡ Puffs of Doom !

MC/Hosted by:


$10 WITH RSVP at / $15 day of / $20 VIP

VIP print-at-home tix include skip-the-line and access to the VIP balcony. You can get those at Everything else is just pay at the door.

According to its members, the name Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of Los Angeles whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious cumbia rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latinx American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.

About NAAFI:
Mexico City-based left-field electronic label NAAFI—their name stands for No Ambition And Fuck-all Interest—got its start as a bi-monthly party in 2010. It offered an antithesis to the city’s strict, stiff conventional club scene by highlighting “ritmos periféricos,” or outsider rhythms: intense, hard-hitting, and distinctly Latinx electronic music. In the years since, they’ve evolved into something much more immersive. – Fader Magazine

Representing the crew will be Lao + Mexican Jihad. Having been involved in electronic music since 2011 and a self-taught DJ/producer since 2001, Lao works with classical frequencies that intertwine with more local sounds to create danceable pieces of avant-garde which help shape its identity. His sees his job as not only important in terms of purpose and experimentation; his labor seeks to open a space, create community and support talent. Alberto Bustamante a.k.a Mexican Jihad is originally from Oaxaca and as an architect and promoter, his job mixes special design, situational construction, collaborative networks, and visual communication. Bustamante oversees the creative direction of NAAFI in addition to his music production & performances as Mexican Jihad.

“N.A.A.F.I is a collective, a family, a group of friends,” explains Chilean producer Paul Marmota, who lives in Mexico and creates delirious electronic music that blends reggaeton, house, and folkloric instrumentation. “We created a space for our styles that wasn’t there before…”

Chicago’s sporadic & nomadic Cumbia & Tropical Bass gathering, since 2011.