Upcoming Gigs

2017:

AUGUST – NOVEMBER
Taking Time Off

JULY
1
4 — Alegría ft Itzi Nallah + Ruben Jimenez (Harbee Liquors, Chicago)

JUNE
9 — Alegría ft Itzi Nallah (Harbee Liquors, Chicago)

MAY
12– Alegría ft Era District, Itzi Nallah + Ruben Jimenez
(Harbee Liquors, Chicago)

 

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Past Dates

2012:

MAY
27 — TropiPower w/ Peoples Collective, Soulphonetics, (((Sonorama))), Sound Culture, FEX (Casa Aztlan)
31 — Growing Home Fundraiser (@TBA)

JUNE
2 — FEX 1st Saturdays with DANIELHAAKSMAN (Berlin) & THE BUMPS (London) (Subterranean)
3 — FEX Set @ Do Division Street Fest (Division Street)
8 — Sonic Diaspora 1YR Anniversary with DJ ZHAO (Berlin) (Coup d’Etat, The Shrine)

11 — Peace Party for PODER with Shazam Bangles & (((Sonorama))) (Danny’s, Wicker Park)
21 — Runoff Versus FEx with NEWLIFE, INTEL, MAKER (Smart Bar)
23 — The Chicago Exchange (Q4)
23-24 — Green Music Festival 2012 (Damen Avenue)
29 — Opening Set: OZOMATLI, NORTEC COLLECTIVE (Congress Theater)

JULY
7 — FEX 1stSaturdays 3 Year Anniversary Party (Subterranean)
12 — Villapalooza Festival Fundraiser (Jacaranda’s, Little Village)
13 — Sonic Diaspora presents TAMBOURS SANS FRONTIERS & DOMENICHI MORRIS (Coup d’Etat, The Shrine)
14 — LIMBS & BUTTER Record Release Party (Between Lounge)
19 — TimeOut Chicago/FExAnnual Boat Party (Navy Pier)

AUGUST
4 — FEX 1st Saturdays with MAGA BO (Rio de Janerio) (SubT Lounge)
8 — Sonic Diaspora at Summer Dance, hosted by Super InLight (Theater on the Lake)
11 — Rock the Block – Q4 Community Block Party (Ashland & Wabansia)

16 — The RunOff vs FEx with MAKER & INTEL, MC ZULU (Smart Bar)
SEPTEMBER
1 — FEX 1st Saturdays with THORNATO (NYC) (SubT Lounge)
13 — Villapalooza Comedy Show wtih AFROQBANO & Moz (Jacaranda’s, Little Village)
22 — VillaPachanga – Villapalooza Little Village Music Fest After Party (Little Village)

OCTOBER
6 — FEx 1st Saturdays with BBRAVE (Paris/Ghana) (SubT Lounge)
26 — Halloween Party in Little Village

NOVEMBER
1 — Muerte Midi: Día de los Muertos with AARON DE LA CRUZ & DALE SHINE (Brudders)
3 — FEX 1st Saturdays with SHAZAM BANGLES (Cutz on Cuts/Vocalo) (SubT Lounge)
17 — Liberation Lounge: TSJ After-Party (AliveOne Chicago)

DECEMBER
1 — FEX 1st Saturdays with LADY D & SEARCHL1TE (SubT Lounge)
7 — FEX & Sound Culture present: DJ BRAZILIA (LA) (Taxim)

2013:

FEBRUARY
2 — FEX 1st Saturdays with DARIO X (SubT Lounge)
23 — Dance Syndrome with SOULPHONETICS (Taxim)

MARCH
2 — FEX 1st Saturdays with JULIUS THE MAD THINKER (SubT Lounge)
19 — FEX & Cuerators Present HIATUS KAIYOTE (Melbourne, Australia) (Double Door)
29 — CumbiaSazo! Loftparty & Fundraiser for Labor/Migrant Rights (Ribcage Loft)

APRIL
6 — FEX 1st Saturdays with JEREMY SOLE (Los Angeles) (SubT Lounge)
10 — Que Horas Son? with MOS & AFROQBANO (Harvee Liquor)
13 — Peace Party with GREGZINHO (Philadelphia), MOOSE (DC) & COOL HAND LUKE (NYC) (Taxim)
26 — SONIC DIASPORA – the Spring Return with ITCH13 & AFROQBANO (Coup d’Etat)
27 — WILDFIRE! FEX x SURYA DUB x AFROLICIOUS (Bissap Baobab, San Francisco)

MAY
4 — FEX Presents CAPTAIN PLANET (SF, NY) (SubT Lounge)
11 — CumbiaSazo! feat. DJ GUAGUIS (Kumbia Queers, Mexico), CHORIZO FUNK (Peligrosa/ Austin, TX) & MC ZULU (The Rib Cage)
26 — Mole de Mayo Festival with DJ BETO (Pilsen)
26 — A TRIBE CALLED RED – Hosted by MC ZULU (Mayne Stage)
27 — Sonic Diaspora Memorial Day BBQ (Marshall Blvd)
30 — Tropical Addiction Series with DOS SANTOS ANTI-BEAT ORCHESTRA (Montrose Beach)
31 — Do Division Festival with DJ NEWLIFE & MC ZULU (Division & Leavitt)

JUNE
1 — FEX Global with DJ Newlife, MC Zulu ft. NORM ROCKWELL (SubT Lounge)
14 — Chicha Loft Party with DOS SANTOS ANTI-BEAT ORCHESTRA (American Tango Institute)
25 — Community Organizing Picnic (Ryan Woods)
28 — Sonic Diaspora with DJ BROTHA ONACI (Coup d’Etat)

JULY
6 –  FEX 4YR Anniversary with DJ NEWLIFE, MC ZULU (SubT Lounge)
8 — iBomba with BETO & USHKA (Bembe, Brooklyn NYC)
11 — Sonic Diaspora / iBOMBA LAMC After-party (Bembe, Brooklyn NYC)
12 — Sabrosa with DJ TREW (Rodan)
13 — CumbiaSazo! feat. TURBO SONIDERO FUTURISTICO (CA), BOCAFLOJA (Mex), DOS SANTOS (Chi) (Location TBA)
20 — Taxi Diamond Cutz with JUANDERFUL & GREGZINHO (Philadelphia)
21 — Africana (Sonic Diaspora DC) with BROTHA ONACI (Sankofa, Wash DC)

AUGUST
1 — HIATUS KAIYOTE (Melbourne AUS) (Subterannean)
3 —  FEX Global featuring EL DOPA (Los Angeles) (SubT Lounge)
17 — Unisono Festival After Party with SONORA, DUS & CHORIZO FUNK (Peligrosa, TX), PANAMAMI (LA), ATROPOLIS (Cumba Mela, NY) & FEX (Pilsen Loft TBA)
24 — Working Bikes In-Store with DJ LIMBS, SCRABBLOR, LA PERLA (Working Bikes)
24 — Youth Rise Up Summit with REBEL DIAZ & DJ DIME (Humboldt Park)
24 — The International Bustdown with SOULPHONETICS (Beauty Bar)
31 — Chicago Exchange Block Party (1414 n Hoyne, Wicker Park)

SEPTEMBER
1 — Sweet Hot Soul Afterset with MILES BONNY (KC), MERK1, SOLSON, MASS TRANSIT (The Whistler)
7 —  FEX Global featuring ROMASOUL (SubT Lounge)
7 — Villapachanga – Little Village Music Festival Official After Party (Jacaranda)
12 — Tropical Addiction Series at Montrose Beach with Dos Santos Anti-beat Orchestra (Montrose Beach Dock)
21 — World Music Festival Chicago: NAWAL with SLOWBOTS (Old Town School of Folk)

OCTOBER
5 — FEX Global featuring UPROOT ANDY (NYC) (SubT Lounge)
6 —  Deja Vu with DJ MOPPY (Harbee’s, Pilsen)
19 — Behind the Party: Global Electronic Music in Chicago (Calles y Sueños)
19 — The Latin Balkan Invasion with ROMASOUL & SOUNDCULTURE (SubT Lounge)
26 — Dance Syndrome featuring SONIC DIASPORA (Taxim)

NOVEMBER
2 — FEX Live! Presents LOS RAKAS (CA) with LAH TERE, DJ Trilogy, Soulphonetics, Sound Culture (Subterannean)
14 — Center for Wrongful Convictions Fundraiser with NAOMI WALKER (Salvage One)
22 — Sound Culture presents THORNATO & ATROPOLIS (Cumba Mela, NY) (Township)
23 — King Me – Book Release Party (Silver Room)

DECEMBER
7– FEX Live! Feat. ATROPOLIS (Cumba Mela, NY) (SubT Lounge)
20 — Que Horas Son with MOS, SLOMO (Harbee’s Tavern)
21 — Tonic Room with DOS SANTOS Anti-Beat Orchestra (Tonic Room)
31 — Friends of Friends NYE with SOUND CULTURE, RYEBREAD, SLOMO, MOS (Sub T Lounge)

 

2014:

JANUARY
4 — FEX Global with DJ RIKSHAW (SubT)
18 — FEX at Harbee’s with DJ NEWLIFE (Harbee’s Tavern)

FEBRUARY
1 — FEX Global with DJ RIPLEY (Dutty Artz, NYC) (SubT)
8 — Que Horas Son? with AFROQBANO, MOS (Harbees, Pilsen)
15 — FEX Global 3rd Saturdays with DJ NEWLIFE (Harbees, Pilsen)
27 — Brazilian Night at Funky Buddha (Funky Buddha Lounge)
28 — PowerPAC Fundraiser in Humboldt Park (TBA)

MARCH
1 — Ana Tijoux’s New Album ‘Vengo’ Listening Party with Gozamos (Calles y Sueños)
1 — FEX Global with DJ ATN (Paris, FR) (SubT Lounge)
15 — FEX Global 3rd Saturdays at Harbees with DJ NEWLIFE (Harbees, Pilsen)
17 — Papi Masala with LOS SUNNY DAZE (Punch House)
27 — On Air with DJ BETO (RADIO ONE CHICAGO on WLUL and PTS Radio on WNUR)
29 — CUMBIASAZO! Dance party featuring LIDO PIMIENTA (live) + iBomba DJs (Beto & Ushka) (Double Door)

APRIL
5 — FEX Global featuring NATASHA DIGGS (NYC) (SubT Lounge)
12 — OLMECA (LA) with DOS SANTOS ANTI-BEAT ORCHESTRA (Township)
19 — FEX Global 3rd Saturdays with DJ NEWLIFE (Harbee’s)
25 — At Patron wit Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orchestra & DJ MOS (Patron, Cicero)

MAY
3 — FEX Live! & Sound Culture 5 YR Anniversary featuring BOOGAT (Montreal, Can), GEKO JONES & CHIEF BOIMA (NYC) (Subterranean and SubT Lounge)
17 — FEX Global at Harbee’s with DJ NEWLIFE (Harbee Liquors)
28 — Freedom Dreams Party with DJ AFROQBANO (Alhambra Palace)
31 — CumbiaSazo! feat. DJ JAVIER ESTRADA (Monterrey, MX) & LOS VICIOS DE PAPA (Thalia Hall)

JUNE
7 — United Latin@ Pride Summerdance Fest with CALIXTA, TELMUSIA,  (Efebinas back lot)
7 — FEX Global feat. KUSH ARORA (Surya Dub, SF) (SubT Lounge)
28 — Printers Ball 10th Anniversary (Hubbard St. Loft)

JULY
5 — FEX Global feat. UPROOT ANDY (Dutty Artz, NY) and MANO (GKR, SF) (SubT Lounge)
19 — Celebrate Clark Street Festival After Party with CHANJARIT SIGNH, RAFI EL, CUMBIA MACHIN, KOSTA KOSTOV & DOS SANTOS (Mayne Stage)
19 – FEX Global (Harbee’s)

AUGUST
2 — FEX Global (SubT Lounge)
11 — ICAH Happy Hour with Jamilah Lemieux
(Slippery Slope)
15 — Roots Music with ECNO (Mexico DF) & CULEBRA DE AGUA (Mex)
(Junior’s, Pilsen)

SEPTEMBER
6 — FEX Global feat Afroqbano (SubT Lounge)
9 — Que Horas Son w/ Surcul, Afroqbano & Rebel Betty (Harbee’s Pilsen)
10 — Mixolgi x Chicago with MACKSWELL (Oakland, CA), Intel, DJ Greg (American Junkie)
20 — FEX Global w/ Newlife (Harbee, Pilsen)
27 — CumbiaSazo feat. MARÍA Y JOSÉ (Tijuana, MX), THE B-SIDE PLAYERS (San Diego) + RIOBAMBA (Nyc) (Double Door)

OCTOBER
4 — FEX Global feat SHAZAM BANGLES + DARIO X (SubT Lounge)
14 — Working Bikes Fundraiser (Lagunitas Brewery)
18– FEX Global w/ NEWLIFE (Harbee’s, Pilsen)
25 — CumbiaSazo! Dance Party ft. DOS SANTOS + DJ RAT (MaracuYeah) (Double Door)

NOVEMBER
1 — FEX Global feat. SHON DERVIS & ERNIE ADAMS (SubT Lounge)
12 — Albany Park Neighborhood Council Fundraiser (Albany Park)
15 — FEX Global 3rd Saturdays (Harbee, Pilsen)
22 — CumbiaSazo feat. CHORIZO FUNK, 4TH WALL (Peligrosa, TX) + BOMBA CON BUY (Double Door)

DECEMBER
6 — FEX Global feat. CANYON CODY (Subsuelo, LA) (SubT Lounge)
13 — Que Horas Son with Afroqbano + Surcul (Harbee, Pilsen)
20 — FEX 3rd Saturdays (Harbee, Pilsen)
27 — CumbiaSazo feat. JEREMY SOLE (LA), ESSO AFROJAM FUNKBEAT + ALTERED TAPES (Double Door)

 

2013:

JANUARY
10 — Que Horas Son at Harbee’s w/ Afroqbano, Slomo (Harbee, Pilsen)
15 — Hive Chicago Anniversary (Chicago History Museum)
17 — FEX Global 3rd Saturdays with DJ Newlife (Harbee, Pilsen)
24 — CumbiaSazo ft. GRACIE CHAVEZ + LA COMADRE (Bombón, Houston)

FEBRUARY
21 — Itzi Nallah with percussionist RUBEN JIMENEZ (Harbees, Pilsen)
26 — Cataylst Chicago event (Red Kiva)
28 — CumbiaSazo ft. QUINTO IMPERIO (live) + CHIEF BOIMA (NYC/Rio) (Double Door)

MARCH
12 — Coalition Energy Party (Coalition Energy)
21 — Itzi Nallah with percussionist RUBEN JIMENEZ (Harbees, Pilsen)
28 — CumbiaSazo ft. MPEACH, Geko Jones & Precolumbian (Double Door)

APRIL
2 — Catalyst Story Slam (Red Kiva)
6 — ICAH Fundraiser (Lagunitas Tap Room)
7 — Chuy Garcia Election Night Party (UIC Forum)
18 — Itzi Nallah with TIGNASSE & percussionist RUBEN JIMENEZ (Harbees, Pilsen)
24 — ND Latino Studies Conference Party  (South Bend, IN)
25 — CumbiaSazo! ft. SHAZAM BANGLES, BROSO + SWEET POISON VICTIM (Double Door)

MAY
16 – Alegria ft. MIKE STYLES (Pomona, CA) with Ruben Jimenez, Lester Rey on percussion (Harbee’s, Pilsen)
23 – CumbiaSazo ft. VIENTO CALLEJERO (LA), GUAGUIS (Kumbia Queers, MX), GUAPACHOSOS (Double Door)
24 – Mole de Mayo Fest ft. CHICANO BATMAN (18th & Blue Island Stage) (Pilsen, Chicago)

JUNE
6 – Pilsen Food Truck Social with TEKLIFE, POPULATION and more (18th and Alport
12 – Hue/Man Harmonies: Pablo Serrano Art Opening (Prospectus Gallery, Pilsen)
13 – CumbiaSazo KIDS! Dance Party ft. JUGO DE MANGO, PHAZE II, PEOPLES DJS (Double Door, all ages)
19 – Catalyst Story Slam ft. EVE EWING (Red Kiva)
20 – Alegria ft. ZORENLO (Remezcla) + Ruben Jimenez & Lester Rey (Harbees, Pilsen)
27 – CumbiaSazo! Dance Party ft. KRUDAS CUBENSI + AZUCAR (Izla + Skyshaker, NY) (Double Door)

JULY
10 – Marshall Basement with CANDELARIA (Oakland) + MIGUEL VARGAS (Radio Pocho, Twin Cities MN) (Little Village)
18 – Alegria ft. DJ RAYO (of Centavrvs, Mexico City) + LUCHA LIBRE dj set (San Juan PR) + Ruben Jimenez & Lester Rey (Harbees, Pilsen)
18-19 – CumbiaSazo! (Soundsystem Set) at Celebrate Clark Street Festival (Rogers Park)
25 – CumbiaSazo! Dance Party ft. MAKING MOVIES (Kansas City), FRANCESCA HARDING (LA) + LUCHA LIBRE DJ (San Juan PR) (Double Door)

AUGUST
15 – Alegria ft. CALIXTA (CumbiaSazo) + Ruben Jimenez & Lester Rey

22 – CumbiaSazo! ft. LOS VICIOS DE PAPA, OMULU (Rio de Janeiro) & STEPWISE (Oakland) (Double Door)
28 – CumbiaSazo! with DEMEX, RUDEDAWG & MIGUEL VARGAS (Bedlam Lowertown, St. Paul MN)
30 – Sound Travels with MARCUS DOUCETTE (World Nomad Pub, Milwaukee WI)

SEPTEMBER
2 – CumbiaSazo! with Krudas Cubensi, Ang G, Chorizo Funk, DJ Vanessa + DJ Manny
(Sahara Lounge, Austin TX)
3 – Sho ‘Nuff with NAVO (BomBon) + Dayta
(Houston TX)
4 – CumbiaSazo! with ES AY, ISAIAH.FROMTEXAS + More
(La Botanica, San Antonio TX)
6 – CumbiaSazo set with THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS
(Yerberia Cultura, McAllen TX)
16 – CumbiaSazo set at SUBSUELO
(Eastside Luv, Los Angeles CA)
17 – Deskarga with CUMBIA MACHIN, VIEJO LOWBO
(Kensington Club, San Diego)
19 – CumbiaSazo set at SONIDO CLASH
(Backroom Sofa, San Jose, CA)
20 – CumbiaSazo set with BANG DATA
(Legionnaire, Oakland, CA)
26 – CumbiaSazo! ft. UPROOT ANDY (Nyc) + RIMEL
(Double Door, Chicago IL)

OCTOBER
3 – FEX Global with DJ Newlife
(SubT Lounge, Chicago IL)
17 – Alegria ft. STEPWISE (Oakland, CA) + Ruben Jimenez
(Harbee, Chicago)
24 – CumbiaSazo! ft. ALMA ANDINA (Twin Cities, MN) + JESSE DE LA PENA
(Double Door, Chicago)
27 – Catalyst 25 Year Anniversary
(House of Blues, Chicago)

NOVEMBER
13 – Hearts & Minds Art Opening
(Hairpin Arts, Chicago)
21 – Alegria with BUMBAC JOE, Ruben Jimenez + Lester Rey (Harbee, Chicago)
28 – CumbiaSazo! ft. WAYUU (Toronto), REBEL BETTY & PAPA G
(Double Door, Chicago)

DECEMBER
13 – Kultura Kristmas
(Emporium Arcade)
19- Alegria with Ruben Jimenez + Lester Rey
(Harbee, Chicago)
26 – CumbiaSazo! ft BETO (NY), LUKE ISAAC (Berlin/Chi) & ESSO AFROJAM FUNKBEAT (Double Door, Chicago)

JANUARY
9 — Lester Rey – Blue Lion Release Party (Citlalin Gallery,
2005 S Blue Island, Chicago)
23 CumbiaSazo! ft EL DUSTY (Corpus Christi, TX) & ROMASOUL (Double Door, Chicago)

FEBRUARY
13 — Global Bass w/ LUCHA LIBRE DJ SET (Hp Tavern, San Juan, Puerto Rico)
27 — CumbiaSazo ft. NICKODEMUS (NYC), NEWLIFE + DOS SANTOS ANTI-BEAT ORQUESTA (Double Door, Chicago)

MARCH
11 — Alegría ft. Afroqbano, Itzi Nallah + Ruben Jimenez (Harbee, Chicago)
17 — Love & Magick x CumbiaSazo (SXSW)  (ALT Gallery, Austin, TX)
17 — Peligrosa House (SXSW) (Hotel Vegas Annex, Austin, TX)
19 — Pop-Up Pulga (SXSW) (Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX)
25 — North Magazine Launch Party (FLATS Studio, Chicago)
26 — CumbiaSazo ft. SOTOMAYOR (Mexico City), CALIXTA + BUMBAC JOE (Double Door, Chicago)

APRIL
2 — Colors of Rhythm After Party  (Oberlin College, Cleveland, OH)
8 — D.I.Y. Cultura Panel at Latino Art Now Conference (University of Illinois-Chicago)
8 — Alegría ft. BELLA LOKI, ITZI NALLAH + RUBEN JIMENEZ (Harbee, Chicago)
16 — CumbiaSazo KIDS! Dance Party (Double Door, Chicago)
22 — Village Leadership Academy Gala (The Metropolitan Club at Willis Tower, Chicago)
23 — CumbiaSazo ft. BOMBÓN (Houston) + The Ponderers (Double Door, Chicago)
29 — Selena Tribute Party (Bump & Grindcore) with BOI JEANIUS + ALL THE WAY KAY (Beauty Bar, Chicago)

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST
4 — Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center Fundraiser (Private)
5 — Villapalooza Spread Love Fundraiser ft. GANT MAN, FUTURE ROOTS, THE PONDERERS, WE ARE HOUSE (Los Globos, Chicago)
8 — Soft Leather 8.8 (Evil Olive, Chicago)
12 — Alegría ft. MYKOL ORTHODOX (Tijuana, MX), Itzi Nallah, Ruben Jimenez (Harbee Liquors, Chicago)
13-14 — House Music Block Party set with Afroqbano (4300-4500 S. Western Blvd., Chicago)
19 — FLATSstudio: In Color (The Bachelor, Chicago)
26 — Villapalooza: Little Village Music Fest (26th Street & Central Park Ave., Chicago)
27 — CumbiaSazo Dance Party ft. DELTATRON (Lima, Peru) + TURBO SONIDERO FUTURISTICO (Double Door, Chicago)
28 — CumbiaSazo Kids! PICNIC (La Villita Park, Chicago)

SEPTEMBER
9 — Alegría ft. El G (ZZK Records), caliXta, Itzi Nallah + Ruben Jimenez (Harbee Liquors, Chicago)
1- — CumbiaSazo Kids! Picnic ft. El G (ZZK Records) + Súbele (La Villita Park, Chicago)
17 — West Loop Arts Fest (Washington Boulevard between Aberdeen and Halsted Streets, Chicago)
24 — CumbiaSazo! Dance Party ft. AfroQbano + Rae Chardonnay (Double Door, Chicago)

OCTOBER
2 — Filipino Kitchen Kultura Festival (Emporium Arcade, Chicago)
14– Alegría ft. ITCH13 (Brooklyn) + TREW (Harbee Liquors, Chicago)
22 — CumbiaSazo! Dance Party ft. SANTA MUERTE + LOS VICIOS DE PAPÁ (Double Door, Chicago)
25 — Working Bikes Fundraiser (Lagunitas Tap Room, Chicago)

NOVEMBER
11– Alegría ft. BIANCA OBLIVION (Los Angeles)(Harbee Liquors, Chicago)
26 — CumbiaSazo! Dance Party ft. BOI JEANIUS + LESTER REY Y LOS LEONES (Double Door, Chicago)

DECEMBER
9– Alegría ft. BUMBAC JOE with Ruben Jimemez (Percussion)
(Harbee Liquors, Chicago)
23 — CumbiaSazo! Dance Party ft. SOUND CULTURE + ESSO AFROJAM FUNKBEAT
(Double Door, Chicago)

2017

JANUARY
28 — CumbiaSazo! Dance Party ft. SONORAMA + GINGEE
(Double Door, Chicago)

FEBRUARY-APRIL
Taking Time Off!