Sunday, July 26, 2015 7 pm; doors open at 6 pm HLA Fountain Courtyard at NHCC A Sunday evening outdoor concert with Chicago's Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta, Albuquerque's own Nosotros, and DJ Pancho, presented in partnership with Alma Productions. Dos Santos rocks the sounds of pan-Latin American cumbia with a gritty, grassroots approach, capturing the "golden age" of streamlined, tight-knit ensembles that shook sweatbox dance floors throughout Latin America with raw, fierce energy in the 1970s-dance music anchored by piercing guitars, garage organs, and straight-ahead percussion. After their May 2013 debut, Dos Santos has made the rounds at Chicago's premiere live music venues and festivals, bringing the sounds of pan-Latin American cumbia to audiences across the city. The group's five members-Irekani Ferreyra, Alex Chávez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, and Peter Maestro Vale-have their own storied careers in a diversity of styles, from jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, and salsa, as well as cumbia, as well as 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. Nine-piece powerhouse band Nosotros, one of the hottest Latin musical groups in the Southwest, began as a guitar trio in Las Cruces, NM in 1994, and relocated to the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area in 2001. The group also brings together individual styles influenced by many different genres, combining elements of rock, salsa, jazz, and cumbia for their unique original sound. Nosotros has performed at the San Jose and Telluride Jazz Festivals, and has shared the stage with world-renowned artists including The Gypsy Kings, Etta James, Los Lobos, Roy Hargrove, Victor Wooten, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, and the Wailers, among others. In 2014 the award-winning ensemble celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing a compilation CD entitled XX, commemorating its dedication to music over the last two decades.
Sounds Like: Fania All-Stars, Manuel Alvarez y sus Dangers, Los Beltons., Chicha Libre
Bio: Dos Santos rocks the sounds of popular pan-Latin American dance genres—from cumbia to salsa. Their gritty, grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined, tight-knit ensembles that shook sweatbox dance floors with raw and fierce energy throughout Latin America in the 1970s and 80s—h...See Full Bio