Afro Latino Roots

ESSO Afrofunkbeat - Part of the Levitt VIBE Belmont Cragin Music Series at Riis Park.
ESSO is the bilingual dance band project of Chicago-born songwriter and producer Armando Pérez. He curated an inner-city big band of rotating members unsealing a kaleidoscopic sound propelling them to perform for multicultural concerts and festivals alongside Grammy winning artists. 
Sidi Wacho - performing in the Levitt VIBE Belmont Cragin Music Series on August 10th, 2024
Sidi Wacho is a cultural and musical melting pot formed in 2014 with members from France, Chile, and Algeria. The name Sidi Wacho itself announces the cultural mix of the group with sidi being the Arabic equivalent of “Mr.,” and wacho, slang for a street kid in Chile. The band was created out of the desire to fight against inequality, racism, and capitalism behind an infectious hip-hop, electro-cumbia, Balkan groove.