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March 2015
$20 - $30

Les Yeux Noirs

March 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Les Yeux Noirs “tears through a hard-rocking set of cross-culturally tweaked horas and freylekhs and more.” – Global Rhythm

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TuSoni2 Latin Alternative Concert Series March 21-27, 2015

March 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - March 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
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Our Friends at TuSoni2 invite you to their 2nd annual Latin Alternative Spring Concert Series

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April 2015

Kobo Town

April 10, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

Dance to the irresistible Caribbean grooves of modern calypso masters Kobo Town! FREE Calypso dance lesson with Mark Vaughn included! Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude.…

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$17 - $20

Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars

April 17, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
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“Their latest album (Libation) is guaranteed to make you smile.” – NPR

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$15 - $40


April 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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This theatrical cult phenomenon from Kiev Ukraine is cutting-edge yet deeply imbued with tradition. “Thrilling” says fRoots magazine.

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$16 - $24

Ana Tijoux

April 19, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
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Multi-Grammy nominated!
“Rapping with precise enunciation, unerring rhythm, and tremendous flow, with a melodic sense that connects her rapping to her singing, Ana Tijoux is nothing less than a Latin American Lauryn Hill.” – Rolling Stone

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June 2015
$18 - $30

Meridian Brothers

June 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Only 30 tickets left at 20% off with discount code “Sound Culture” at checkout!

“Genius prophets of Colombian weirdness” – MTV Iggy

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July 2015
$18 - $30


July 16, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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…

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Celebrate Clark St. World Music Festival 10th Anniversary!

July 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - July 19, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
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We’re getting our Global Groove on, Partying for Peace, and showing Chicago the power of Culture and Community. Join us this weekend on our 10th anniversary!

Please make sure to donate at the gate as this festival is an independently produced community effort!

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Bomba Estéreo – Album Release Show

July 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Buy your tickets in advance before they sell out!

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August 2015

Los Van Van

August 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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“The undisputed king of Cuban dance orchestras and one of the most influential forces ever in Afro-Cuban music” – Los Angeles Times

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$10 - $20

Dengue Dengue Dengue & Chancha Via Circuito

August 14, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Presented in collaboration with TusSoni2 Dengue Dengue Dengue! is a tropical storm of electronic psychedelia directly from Lima, Perú. A project always in evolution, exploring rhythms and sounds from Peru and all over the world with electronic beats and basslines.. Behind the masks are Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira, two producers, dj’s and graphic designers. For their live performances they team up with Nadia Escalante (A.K.A. Vj Sixta) for a full Audiovisual Show. DDD was born in mid-2010 and immediately…

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February 2016
$20 - $25

Brazilian Carnaval 2016

February 6, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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Our annual Brazilian Carnaval celebration, hosted by Marcos Oliveira, is a yearly highlight!

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March 2016

La Mala Rodriguez

March 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Presented by our friends TusSoni2 Spanish rap star Mala Rodríguez rose to fame quickly, working with some of Spain’s top hip-hop producers and earning plenty of attention with her socially minded lyrics and strong femininity. She arose from the fertile hip-hop scene of Seville during the late ’90s — known then as La Mala, an indication of the hardcore nature of her early work — and she relocated to Madrid once her career prospects appeared promising. Her debut album, Lujo…

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April 2016
$15 - $20

Las Cafeteras

April 9, 2016 @ 8:30 pm
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“Creative, Socially Conscious, it’s perfect”- NPR
“Urgent, relevant music” – BBC

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July 2016

EL MENEO late night with Hector Guerra

July 13, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hector Guerra is an MC and Hispanic-Bolivian producer who’s style is a mixture between traditional Latin music such as cumbia, salsa, banda music, and Andean music, together with urban music such as hiphop, dancehall, reggae, and electronic.  He recently released the album “AMOR” in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.  This album, his second as a soloist, has been considered one of the best records of the year on the lists of Al Borde and KPFK ‘s Travel Tips to Aztlán, and…

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$5 - $10

11th Annual Celebrate Clark St. World Music Festival

July 16, 2016 - July 17, 2016
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A World Music Summer Highlight for the whole family!

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August 2016
$10 - $21

Quitapenas + Los Guapachosos

August 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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QUITA PENAS : Is a tropical Afro-Latin combo was born under the warm California sun in 2011. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s. Each song echoes a remix of history and invites one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” Everybody has a “pena” and the mission of QUITAPENAS is simple: to make you dance and leave you worriless. www.quitapenasmusic.com

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December 2016

La Mala Rodriguez – New Year’s Eve (Holiday Ticket Sale)

December 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 2:00 am

Sound Culture Holiday Special 4 Pack! Buy 4 GA tickets for the price of 3 here: http://bit.ly/LaMalaNYE

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March 2017
$15 - $20

Las Cafeteras

March 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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“blending contemporary Afro-Mexican rhythms and hip-hop beats with the centuries-old musical genre…Las Cafeteras aim to represent the culture of East L.A. in music.” -LA Magazine

“Creative, Socially Conscious, it’s perfect”- NPR

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