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Closing Night Party with Dos Santos

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This is the final night of LATINxARTS at Hairpin Arts Center!

Live music Saturdays curated and produced by Pachanka

FREE ADMISSION! All donations go to the artists and Puerto Rico/Mexico disaster relief!

≜± Live Performances By ±≜
Dos Santos (live psychedelic cumbia)
Luis Tubens aka Logan Lu (spoken word)
Mamá Candela (live afro latin & electronic beats)
Lester Rey (live afro latin boogaloo)
Bumbac Joe (global and Latin bass)
El DJ Rebel X aka Victor M. Montañez (cumbia rock)

Sound reinforcement provided by Chicago Sound Co.

≜≜± Artists & Vendors ±≜
Zitlali Yunuhem
Wild Sugah by Cher Jey
Calaveras y Diablitos
First Nations music

≜± Live Painting ±≜
Abril Art
Mario Mena (

more TBA

* Partial donations in support of Chicago for Mexico and Puerto Rico Relief Fund


Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta is a Chicago-based band that rocks the sounds of popular Latin dance genres with psychedelic flare, from Colombian Cumbia to Afro-Caribbean Salsa. Anchored by reverb-slathered guitars, Hammond organ, and syncopated percussion, their gritty and grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined ensembles of the 1970s and 80s that shook sweatbox dance floors with fierce energy all over Latin America.

After making their debut in May of 2013, Dos Santos has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals—from the prestigious Millennium Park Summer Music Series to the exclusive Chicago World Music Festival. In March of 2015, they released their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album Dos Santos and subsequently toured the United States, making appearances at SXSW, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and the Ruido Fest Latin Alternative Music Festival along the way. They have taped live sessions at the world-renowned Latin music headquarters Congahead Studios with the legendary Martin Cohen and WBEZ Chicago’s Live From Studio 10 curated by Vocalo, among others. The band recently released their follow-up EP entitled “Fonografic” on Electric Cowbell Records which was produced by Beto Martínez of Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma.

The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a range of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing. Their visceral sound draws from this sonic, cultural, and political well of influence, and is guaranteed to make you move.

Bumbac Joe, né Leopoldo Bello — Lima-born Venezuelan who Madrid embraced as an adopted son — is a DJ/producer whose beats and grooves summon listeners into the fire of Latin American dance. Taking his sampling, looping and remixing into the studio, this beatmaker — now based in Chicago — transforms folkloric rhythms into topical beats and brings marginalized music onto the contemporary dance floor. Winner of the 2016 Best Local Dance Producer ‘Chicago Reader’s Best Of’ poll.

El DJ Rebel X a.k.a. Victor M. Montañez, is a visual artist, activist, educator as well as a DJ. His DJ style is unpredictable, blending old viynl records to mashing rock, cumbia, norteña, and contemporary hits and B-side rarities. His music is a rough blend of cultural and intergeneration music, breaking down and respecting no borders. Sometimes, live spontaneous performers join the mix.

Mamá Candela is a Chicago-based band, founded in 2017 by composer, lyricist and producer Juan Carlos Bueno, who brought his musical ideas to life with rhythms, beats and synthesized melodies, in collaboration with Magdalena Rodriguez on vocals, Rafael Castañeda on bass and Adrian Castañeda on drums.

Mamá Candela’s sound is influenced by all kinds of music, everything that makes you move, captivates your imagination, and inspires you to enjoy the moment. Because of our backgrounds, we create multilingual, multicultural songs that represent our urban-migrant sensibility. We call this sound Sabro-Funk - a unique fusion of Latin rhythms, Electro-Funk, and Caribbean Grooves -.

Mamá Candela performances are sensual, provocative, and exuberant, taking you on a sonic journey of thrilling colors that celebrate diversity, unity and love for the Americas.

Earlier Event: October 13