We’re happy to announce an end-of-summer family picnic we’ll be hosting in our home hood Little Village in partnership with Night Out In The Parks. This coming September 10th join the CumbiaSazo artists, kids + grown folks communites at La Villita Park for a day of music, arts & play. We’d love to shed light on this newer park, which features soccer fields, bball courts, a skatepark, playground, and plenty of grass for picnicking. Bring snacks, blankets, umbrellas, frisbees, or other lawn toys of choice!
Live music from SÚBELE will set the mood along with special sets from ZZK Records (Buenos Aires) founder EL G, Afroqbano, Idaima and more.
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 10, 3pm-8pm at LA VILLITA PARK
(2800 S. Sacramento in Little Village)
*** All Ages // ✓ Free Entry ✓
*** Biking, Public Transpo & Walking highly encouraged!
*** No ATM on site- while some vendors accept credit, having cash on hand would be a good idea if you plan to support arts, food & face painters.
*** Picnics, blankets & pets welcome
*** Some of the playground has water sprinklers, if you want to bring towels/swimsuits for lil ones.
The day will also showcase a Vendors Market collaboration with our artist community. Many thanks to Chicago Parks for supporting.
Free entry and open to the public. Please invite your friends & family!
More Music by:
// AFROQBANO (Future Rootz)
// IDAIMA (Peoples DJs Collective)
// ITZI + TIFFLOVE (CumbiaSazo)
About EL G:
Every musical genre needs it’s trojan horse. In the case of digital cumbia and digital folklore, ZZK Records has been at the epicenter of the movement. Chancha Via Circuito, Frikstailers, La Yegros, El Remolon, Mati Zundel, Tremor, Animal Chuki, Fauna, King Coya, and most recently the Ecuadorian artist Nicola Cruz have launched their careers with the indie Buenos Aires label.
El G grew out of Buenos Aires. Grant C. Dull (pronounced Duel), first came to Argentina in 1999 and reinvented himself more than once, going from musicologist and online magazine editor, to visual artist for events and finally to curator and DJ. He founded the bilingual cultural website WhatsUpBuenosAires.com, and co-founded ZZK Records and Zizek Club with his Argentine partners. ZZK artists have played more than 200 cities on 5 continents, have penned deals with major labels and been featured on an episode of Breaking Bad and a recent Iphone commercial. Grant as a DJ has performed in more than 85 cities around the world including stops at Coachella, Roskilde and the Modern Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Súbele is a Latin Fusion band blending Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Psychedelic, Jazz, Disco and Dance. We are all Homegrown in Chicago. An amazing city to grow up in for music lovers. We aspire to bring to life the sounds we hear and feel, and the one’s to make you dance.
Súbele is spanish for “Turn it up”. A phrase we all say when we are enjoying something and want more.