ÉSSO Afrojam Funkbeat doesn’t play by the rules. ÉSSO is a Chicago musical band started in 2013 by Mexican-American songwriter and producer Armando Pérez. Band members Armando Pérez, Kevin Miller, Dan Lieber, Ezra Lange, Diana Mosquera, Puerko Pitzotl, Jess Anzaldua, Matt Davis, and Luis Tubens, come from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Their musical inspiration is taken from North, Central and South America, as well as Spain and the Caribbean. This creates a combination of dance music with different styles and voices. Performances often include guitarists, bass, brass horns, Mexican cumbia, dancing, singing and spoken word poetry. ÉSSO’s unpredictable blend of musical genres creates a global experience and unifies its audience.
Joining us to discuss the cultural and musical diversity in ÉSSO is Sandra Antongiorgi, a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and visual artist. She will be performing at the ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat Vinyl Release with Beats y Batería this Saturday, August 11 at Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Chicago. Our global citizen, Nari Safavi, will also join us to give you a couple events to help you plan your international weekend!