July 23: CumbiaSazo ft. DJ PLAYERO (San Juan) + BOMBA CON BUYA


Incredible night last month with Bleepolar and Precolumbian. After the family fest and a bit of rest we’re geared and ready for more dancing + living, this month on a Puerto Rican feature to the max with reggaeton pioneer DJ PLAYERO all the way from San Juan plus Humboldt Park’s own BOMBA CON BUYA. Our beloved Double Door’s confirmed to close soon but that’s not stopping us- we’re gonna rock it til the wheels come off. Invite the fam and RSVP early as always for discount cover- thank u!

Saturday, July 23, 9PM­-3AM
DOUBLE DOOR (both floors)
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago
21+ // ✓Main floor accessible ✓Gender­-neutral bathroom ✓Coat-checks ✓TVDLs not usable for ID
$10 WITH RSVP at www.Do312.com/CumbiaSazo / $15 day of / $20 VIP

// DJ PLAYERO (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
// BOMBA CON BUYA (live)

// MANO (FEX, GKR, Oakland)
// LESTER REY + LOGAN LU (special set)
// SOUND CULTURE (Future Rootz)
// AFROQBANO (Future Rootz)
// CALIXTA (CumbiaSazo)
// CUMBIASAZO live set (Tifflove, Itzi, caliXta)

Percussion by:

Live painting by:
More TBA

Arts & Vendors Market:
¡ Puech Ikots (Oaxaca, MX) !
¡ Twenty Thou !
¡ Limba Gal !
¡ Eco Boutique Glass Terrariums !
¡ La tribu !
¡ Alchemical U !
¡ Deb Kim Art !
¡ Sinister Art !
¡ MadebyJulio !
¡ Jaguar Eagle !
¡ GlitterGuts Photobooth !
More TBA

Food by:
¡ Eating is For Winners – Gabriella Giovanna Parra !

MC/Hosted by:
// Logan Lu

$10 WITH RSVP at www.Do312.com/CumbiaSazo / $15 day of / $20 VIP
VIP print-at-home tix include skip-the-line and access to the VIP balcony. You can get those at www.doubledoor.com. Everything else is just pay at the door- thanks!

Pedro Gerardo Torruelas, better known as DJ Playero, was a key figure in the dissemination of reggaeton during its formative period in the 1990s in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Beginning in the early 1990s, he produced a series of mixtapes that synthesized hip-hop and reggae rhythms with Spanish-language freestyling. These tapes circulated around the barrios of San Juan and were highly influential upon the generation that would go on to define reggaeton in the coming decade. For instance, Daddy Yankee got his start with DJ Playero, debuting on the Mixtape Playero 34, which was recorded in a small studio in one of Puerto Rico’s caseríos and was originally released in 1992.

During the late 1990s, as the proto-reggaeton style began to grow popular thanks to ‘The Noise’, a club-based collective that issued a long-running series of CDs, DJ Playero began reissuing his old mixtapes from the early to mid-’90s. He also recorded new ones, issuing them via BM Records as well. Playero en DVD: Su Trayectoria (2003) was the culmination of this activity, aiming to cement his legacy as a key pioneer of the Reggaeton movement worldwide.

Bomba con Buya is a Chicago-based ensemble with a traditional yet innovative approach to Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba. Developed during the 18th century among the island’s African descendants, Bomba is Puerto Rico’s oldest surviving music and dance form. Buya means ‘good spirit’ in Taino. Bomba con Buya strives to embody this idea through high-impact performances and community-centered workshops, including artistic dialogue with historians in Puerto Rico and collaborative projects with groups such as Jarochicanos (Mexico), Laruni Hati (Belize), and Tamboula (Haiti). The ensemble is celebrating its fifth anniversary this November, however several members of Bomba con Buya have been committed to studying and sharing the Bomba tradition for more than twenty years.

Chicago’s sporadic & nomadic Cumbia & Global Bass gathering, since 2011.

CumbiaSazo ft Playero + Bomba Con Buya