Artist Lineup: CumbiaSazo Kids! [4/16/16]

clay creations

Clay Creations by Jeremiah

Clay Creations is where 9 year old artist Jeremiah Guzman lets his creative compass lead the way to create hybrid creatures from clay that carry unique abilities, super powers, names and features. With each clay character Jeremiah creates, he presents it to the world with a detailed history of the magical ways each creature came to exist, the enemies it must face and a snippet of the personality each piece carries. When not sculpting clay creatures, Jeremiah can be found playing Legos, avoiding chores, fighting imaginary villains in his living room or cuddling his baby sister.


Jugo De Mango

Jugo De Mango

Jugo De Mango is a Latin world fusion band blending traditional and modern cumbia, reggae, and rock rhythms into a tangible palate of alluring dance music. Singer/songwriters Armando Pérez and Juan Lugo, along with Dan Lieber (drums/percussion) and Ryan Schoen (bass) form the live band. Performing dynamic, energetic shows, Jugo De Mango’s music speaks to worldly listeners.


Pablo Serrano Chicago

Pablo Serrano’s Visiones Nuevas

Live Muraling workshop

Pablo Serrano is an Artist based in the Pilsen community in Chicago. As a son to Mexican immigrants who came to Chicago from Durango Mexico in 1979, his work has focused on using the creative potential of art to explore different aspects of citizenship, education, and politics. Constantly seeking to engage different members of the broader community about important questions and concerns through his art classes and art shows, he believes that every creative means possible should be used to find and make meaning in this complicated world. With this interest in engaging in meaningful social discourse to deepen both a sense of self and a sense community among strangers every experience has the potential to reveal something about ourselves and our world. Fb page


DJ Kinky P

Kinky P

Reggae Selectress Kinky P focuses on traditional Sound System Culture from Jamaica, playing the classics and latest international Reggae Sounds. A founding member of Chicago’s Reggae, Dub y Cumbia party, Kinky P plans to haul out a special crate of cumbias alongside her usual fare for CumbiaSazo. Some of her influences include King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry, Mad Professor, Jah Shaka, King Earthquake, Zion Train, Channel One, Dubkasm, Radikal Guru, Jahtari, Mungo’s HI FI, Dreadsquad, Dub-Stuy, Simmer Down Sound, Irie Ites, and Digital Dubs. Strictly Vinyl!!




VJ + Flower Making

caliXta DJs and VJs as an independent freelancer and as part of Chicago’s CumbiaSazo crew. Since 2012, caliXta has been honing her craft and realizing a vision of creating respectful and healing dancefloors. Although originally from Chicago, a lot of her formation & scheming around liberation and revolutionary partying started in DC from kickbacks with friends and the Maracuyeah & Anthology of Booty queer femme parties. Upon returning to Chicago in 2011, she felt like similar soul-elevating club spaces with beautiful and enriching music weren’t common and set out to co-found dále shine to help create a scene for a deep & nuanced variety of digital Latinx music. In 2013, she joined the CumbiaSazo crew and found kindred spirits with which she could continue building communal spaces through art and music. Along her journey as an artist, caliXta has been fortunate to work with many talented artists, collectives, and organizations who continue to shape her visions and dreams.


Limba Gal

Limba Gal

Jewelry Making

Limba Gal is a celebration of African Culture. Embracing the chic, sassy, colorful vibrancy of the culture as well as the subtle, dominant, mysteriously elegant strength of the continent.



Eating is for Winners

Food + Desserts

Gabriela Parra is a Chicago based Chef but her roots are from her hometown Puebla, Mexico. She has had some formal training but her strongest foundation and influence has come from her seven aunts and her Mother. Gabriela specializes in what she calls Mexican comfort food, essentially the food she grew up eating with her family, but recreates it using the Farm to Table ideology.

While her main focus is Mexican food, she is also influenced by many cultures, such as American Northwest, Szechuan, Southeast Asian and Contemporary American. Gabriela is currently working as a Personal Chef & Sous Chef at Hearty Boy Catering. She is also the owner and founder of Eating is for Winners, an event and catering business that has an underground following in Chicago’s Music and Arts communities.


DJ Afroqbano


A member of Sonic Diaspora and People’s DJ Collective, Afroqbano is originally from Cuba and now living in Chicago. In Habana, he worked as a regular DJ for a number of underground house and Hip Hop clubs and produced and toured with some of the most well-known artists and ensembles in Cuba. Since moving to the United States, Afroqbano has continually expanded on his style & influence, developed his acumen as a producer/remixer, and shared stages with luminaries like Mos Def, Pete Rock, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Rich Medina, and La Santa Cecilia. While the Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms of his culture are central to his sound, he embraces and merges a wide range of global & soulful music


itzi tifflove cumbiasazo

Itzi Nallah + Tifflove with Genesis + Vision

Itzi Nallah and Tifflove are the co-founders of CumbiaSazo, Chicago’s largest and one of the US’ most expansive cumbia + global bass parties. Together they aim to support dance spaces & communities that are diverse & compassionate as well as offer performances that are life-affirming and fun. Tifflove’s little ones, Genesis (age 8) + Vision (age 6), have been huge proponents of CumbiaSazo Kids (nudging us all along to do it, ha!) and will be helping with the performances, decor + arts activities.


CumbiaSazo Kids

Tha Kids!

Kids in the crew have been pushing us to do this party from the start! Years in the making, they’ve been contributing art, decor & ideas to the mix that will be on display at CumbiaSazo Kids.


This event is sold out*. More to come this spring + summer!

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CumbiaSazo Kids

The you Javier Suarez for this wonderful poster art.