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Bajofondo

With Future Rootz DJ Collective

Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:00pm

| $18 - $30
Concord Music Hall | 2047 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago
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Presented by TusSoni2

Bajofondo is comprised of Gustavo Santaolalla on guitar, percussion, and vocals; Juan Campodónico on programming, beats, samples and guitar; Luciano Supervielle on piano, keyboards and scratch; Javier Casalla on violin; Martín Ferrés on bandoneon; Gabriel Casacuberta on upright bass and electric bass; Adrián Sosa on drums; and Verónica Loza as VJ and on vocals.

Gustavo Santaolalla is the two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning composer of Brokeback Mountain and Babel. The Argentine musician was named Producer of the Year at the 2005 Latin Grammys, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture in 2007 for Brokeback Mountain and in 2008 for Babel. Santaolalla has received a total nine Latin Grammys and one Grammy award. He has produced albums for Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Molotov, Café Tacuba, Juana Molina and the Kronos Quartet. The Molotov project was Santaolalla’s first production for his imprint Surco Records and sold over 2 million albums worldwide.

Five years ago Argentine musician and composer Gustavo Santaolalla, together with Uruguayan musician-producer Juan Campodónico conceived of a group that would be a collective of Argentine and Uruguayan artists dedicated to creating “contemporary music of the Rio de la Plata”, the body of water that separates the two countries. The project, which debuted under the name Bajofondo Tango Club, was an alliance of producers, musicians and singers that took shape in the recording studio, and the release of their first album was the culmination of this process.

Since its inception, Bajofondo has toured non-stop, performing at major World and Electronica festivals such as Roskilde in Denmark, Womad in England, Cactus Festival in Belgium, Pirineos Sur Festival in Spain, Pohoda in Slovakia, and making appearances in 15 European countries. The band has toured the United States twice, culminating their 2006 tour at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York City. In 2007, Bajofondo appeared in London’s legendary Barbican Center, and in Brussels, Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro.