Agúzate and SRBCC present…

2nd Annual Afro Caribbean Improvised Music Festival

Opening Night: Tribute to Chamaco Ramírez Featuring Pupy Cantor – Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:30 PM – FREE
Old Town School of Folk Music – 4544 N. Lincoln
, Chicago IL

This tribute to Chamaco Ramírez will include an exclusive preview of the documentary “Alive and Kicking: The Story of Chamaco Ramírez” and a live performance by his dear friend Pupy Cantor. Don’t miss this incredible night of film and old school salsa.

Free tickets here: http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2012/12-12-2012-tribute-to-chamaco-ramirez-featuring-pupy-canton-830pm/

Henry Cole & The Afrobeat Collective
Thursday, December 13, 2012 – 8:00 PM $15
Mayne Stage – 1328 W. Morse, Chicago IL

Equally able to jam with a hip hop crew or jazz masters, Henry Cole harnesses well-honed rhythmic power and love of catchy, evocative melodies to create a deep, wide-ranging vision of unity, balance, and Afro-Caribbean creativity. This is his Chicago debut with the 10-piece Afrobeat Collective.

Tickets: http://maynestage.com/Henry-Cole.aspx

Orquesta el Macabeo – Two Shows
Friday, December 14, 2012 , 9:00 PM- $10/15
Bottom Lounge – 1375 W. Lake

Tickets: http://www.laboriqua.com/welcome/event.asp?id=484

Sunday, December 16th, 2012, 6:00 PM – $10/15
Willowbrook Ballroom – 8900 S. Archer Ave. Willow Springs, IL
Tickets: Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/298202

With backgrounds in rock, punk, ska and reggae, Orquesta el Macabeo’s intense, driven, highly percussive salsa dura will have you dancing to salsa without having to take a single class.

2nd Afro-Latin Record Collectors’ Fair and Exhibit
Saturday, December 15, 2012 – 4:00 PM FREE
914 Studio – 914 N. California, Chicago IL

Pablo Yglesias A.K.A DJ Bongohead, author of “Cocinando: Fifty Years of Latin Album Cover Art” will be joining us for this one-of-a-kind Afro-Latin Record Collector’s Fair. Collectors are welcome to exhibit, play, exchange, buy and sell vinyl.

SRBCC’s Traditional Traveling Parranda
Saturday, December 15, 2012 – 4:00 PM – $5
Studio 914 – 914 N. California

Traveling Parranda in 2 large buses with pleneros and jíbaro music from Puerto Rico. Everything will end with a big party at the Afro-Latin Record Collectors’ Fair taking place at Studio 914.

Tickets: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=76q4nicab&oeidk=a07e6mtodd5bbfb9209

The Afro-Caribbean Improvised Music Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lázaro Law Group and a collaboration between Agúzate, Old Town School of Folk Music, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Sonorama, and Sound Culture.




Once again the (((SONORAMA))) boys arrive with their bestial sounds to scare off and make you dance like the devil!

“Los Monstrous de Maria” are Marlowe Baca, Sr.Eddy and Charly Garcia. Spinning at 33 rpm 45 rpm overnight with tropical rhythms, rock, garage, funk, soul, etc.. and everyone is invited to this celebration of horror!
Una vez mas los chicos de (((SONORAMA))) llegan con sus sonidos bestiales para espantar la pena y hacerte bailar como diablo !

“Los Monstrous de Maria” son Marlowe Baca, Sr.Eddy y Charly Garcia. pinchando discos a 33 rpm 45 rpm toda la noche con ritmos tropicales, rock, garage, funk, soul, etc. y todo mundo esta invitado a esta fiesta de horror !


Maria’s Packaged goods and Community bar.

960 W. 31th St. Chicago IL. 60609


Day of the Dead approaches and we’re hosting a special night in Pilsen to move them bones to some good grooves late into the night. Check us out as we once again hit the decks of the beautifully redesigned Harbee taven located in the heart of our lovely neighborhood.  Enjoy some drinks, good sounds and good company. Curating the evening’s sounds will be (((Sonorama))) dj Sr. Eddy along the Sunny Daze djs bringing their latest digs and discoveries for your musical enjoyment.



Chicago.. we invite you out for a Sunday afternoon of digging in the crates.Sunday October 14th, 2012 ” Listen to Beats.. Swap records.. Meet some new people “1ST ANNUAL – BEAT SWAP MEET, CHICAGO

Beat Swap Meet is a Record Swap Meet featuring Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over Chicago and beyond. Buying Selling & Trading, Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Soul and World 12’s LP’s & 45’s on VINYL.Literally TONS of Records for Sale & Trade + Live Producers & DJ’s spinning rare selections from their record collections.@ The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago IL 60622THE PRODUCER INVITE – Live Performance, All Hardware, No Laptop’s, No CD’sFeaturing..- BEAUTIFUL KALIMARI (Eternal Mode Records, Los Angeles)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ktowlo0vM4)- CUTZ ON CUTS (www.cutzoncuts.com)

– MAX & PORE (Old Irving Productions)

– RADIUS (Beyond Luck)

– TEWZ1 (Illektrik Records, www.tewz1.com)

+ DJ sets by: Impala Sound Champions, Jawa, Lord Ron, Mamma Bear, Meaty Ogre, Shred One, 671 & many others TBA

Entrance is $5 w/ Canned Good
ATTN ALL AGES: Must be accompanied by an adult. Invite your parents, it’s all good!
Casual Drinking for the 21+
For more info: www.facebook.com/BeatSwapMeet

no cover 10 pm-3am


…..(((SONORAMA))) Sounds with marlowe Baca, Eddy Baca and Charly Garcia. A sudden appearance of the (((SONORAMA))) collective with the most rare vinyls in town from Latinoamerica and the Caribean. Dance all night long with us and enjoy the good atmosphere of Pilsen.

We have new records and more for coming !!!

**************************PAST EVENTS*********************************

Saturday, November 5, 2011 10pm-2am
Chicago Art Department
1932 S. Halsted St., Pilsen

No cover for entry! / Entrada gratis!

All-you-can-drink wristband/cup: $15 presale or $20 at door
Get yer wristband here!: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1756891911

Gozamos (www.gozamos.com) and craft beer purveyor 5 Rabbit Brewery (www.5rabbitbrewery.com) present the best Día de los Muertos party ever! The Chicago Art Department gallery will be stocked to the gills with 5 Rabbit’s latest creation, the Vida y Muerte Ale.

A full lineup of Chicago’s finest vintage cumbia, Afro-Latin, house, electronic, bugalu, world and tropicalia DJs are also on deck:
DJ Reyna – http://soundcloud.com/reyna
(((SONORAMA))) – http://sonoramachicago.com/
Ghetto Division – http://ghettodivision.com/
Sound Culture – http://soundculturechicago.com/
SOULPHONETICS – http://soulphonetics.com/





*note the flyer says Wed. it should say Thursday May 5th


@maria’s community bar

friday Feb. 25th   9pm-2am

960 w. 31st. St. (Morgan & 31st) col. Bridgeport

Sonorama’s montly resisdency @Maria’s continues every last friday of the month of course expect lots of great latin grooves for your dancing pleasure, plenty of sweaty cumbias, boogaloo, funk, chicha, and more

a bailar con sonorama!!!!

We’re taking a lil break from our tropical tendancies to play a special night of  latin psych, garage, latin rock, and anything else tripped, fuzzed, or twisted that we dig out of our record crates. come check us out @ Cobra Lounge 2/20/2011 , free

Global Soul Continues @ Maria’s Community Bar cohosted by a eclectic mix of world music selectors to keep your ears buzzin, check us out on Wed. January 12 th when we get our turn on the decks alongside Mr. Joe Bryl.

January 5: K Ford (Chicago Afrobeat Project)

Kevin Ford started out in the world of music performance and production in 1984 as an 8th grade DJ . The tag-along kid looking over the shoulder of many legendary Chicago DJs, Kevin was exposed to the very early rise of Chicago house music during a peak time in Chicago’s club history, and the prelude to the explosion of electronic music worldwide.  Later, an accident in 1989 resulted in the 150 gallons of water dumping on Kevin’s DJ rig and a large insurance check. An interest in producing music, and 10 years of piano lessons, inspired him to move into keyboard performance and music production.

His experiences since then led him to perform in several bands, eventually touring the western U.S. as a keyboardist focusing on vintage electric piano, organ, and synthesizer sounds. Eventually returning to Chicago as part of a large funk and dance band, he took root in the Lake Street loft area and along with others, began new musical endeavors in Chicago, including Chicago Afrobeat Project, the livetronic band Elev8tor, and Volt Modz–a live remixed tech house duo.  His DJ performances range between funk, acid and nu jazz, afrobeat and its derivatives, and downtempo.

Link: http://chicagoafrobeatproject.com/site3/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

January 12 – Sonorama DJs

Sonorama is a Chicago-based Dj collective fronted by Charly Garcia and Eddy Baca created with the objective of promoting Latin-American roots music through their obsessive love of vinyl music culture.

Crossing geographic borders, musical eras, and genres with great ease, the duo sets out to showcase an eclectic program of rare grooves, musical curios, and Afro influenced dance music, along with any other surprises they dig up. Their mixing style can feature everything from Colombian cumbias from the Fuentes catalog to unreleased tropical bass grooves from obscure indie producers from all over Latin-America. Additionally, their Dj sets will also sometimes feature live video mixing of found and rare footage from various eras and sources creating a unique and exciting display of sight and sound to their Dj sets.

When not djing, the duo spends their time blogging about their latest digs as well as posting  videos, dj mixes, along with coproducing an hour-long podcast featuring their latest musical studies, including insights and historical perspective of the genres and artists they choose to feature.

Link: www.sonoramachicago.com

January 19: Richard Pierson

Richard Pierson was born in Northwestern Iowa in 1950.  He grew up in Wisconsin and attended Lawrence University (Appleton, Wis.), California Institute of the Arts (Burbank campus 1971), and University Of Wisconsin- Madison.  After graduation from broadcasting school, he worked primarily as a radio station continuity director, surreptitiously spending Sunday mornings in the empty station production studio replacing spent reels of previously recorded Evangelical sermonizing with overdubbed experiments in disco mix.  He returned to a previous side-job as club DJ during the disco boom of the late ’70s, finding a position in the entertainment and recreation Mecca of Somerset, Wisconsin, known for it’s prohibition past as a bootlegging stronghold of the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, and rumored to be remnant of French-Indian Metis heritage.
He moved to Chicago in 1981 and the rest is Metissage history including, among many other things, performances of original poetry and/or rap over live jazz at the original Artful Dodger (on Milwaukee Avenue), a 1983 night on the Powerplant rubber-band suspended decks at Riverside Club called Post-Modern All Nighter, and considerable crate digging in discotecas and botanicas, sometimes accompanied by DJ Jose De Jesus

January 26: Clark Quente

Clark “Quente” Nelson is originally from Los Angeles, California. After numerous trips to Brazil, he picked up and moved to Rio De Janero where he studied industrial design and became a professional record dealer, specializing in rare vinyl from all over the world. He also worked as a DJ in many of Rio’s best bars and nightclubs, with residencies at 00 and Melt, among others. He also mixed music for runway shows for five years running at Fashion Rio. After living in Rio for seven years, he returned to Chicago where he works
as a graphic designer, while continuing to DJ and deal records.

For further information on the event contact Joe Bryl at 312-493-5807 or at joebryl54@gmail.com

Maria’s Community Bar……

960 W. 31st St.  (corner of Morgan and 31st.)

Wed.Oct. 27



SONORAMA de MIEdo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come and enjoy the spooky tropical sound from Latin America everything from cumbia,chicha,funk,soul,di

sco,rock…etc.!!! and celebrate EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS with us!!

SUNDAY OCT. 31st       10p-2Am


2200 S. cERMAK  @ Halsted

We’ll be bringing our bag of latin wax to Ed Marszewski’s newly revamped Maria’s bar in our very own ‘hood of Bridgeport. Come on by, have a drink and some unique soundz, hope to see you there

Friday________September 24th_____________________(((___________sonorama______)))

_______________________________________________________@Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar

960 West 31st Street (corner of 31st & Morgan)


Toy Selectah

The 12th annual World Music Festival Chicago with Sound Culture presents Toy Selectah (Mexico), the ZZK Records Showcase featuring Frikstailers (Argentina) and El G (Argentina/USA), and Sonorama (Chicago, Illinois, USA) performing at Smart Bar.

Sep 25, 2010
10 pm
Smart Bar Chicago
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
$10 (21 and over)
Ticket information at smartbarchicago.com or 773.549.0203


World Music Festival Chicago, running September 21-30, is a city-wide, multi-venue, week-long festival showcasing both traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures across the world. Presented at area museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas, theaters, clubs, and other venues, events include a combination of free and low-cost ticketed concerts. A full schedule is available at WorldMusicFestivalChicago.org.


Sonorama will be present to spin some latin rock, funk, soul, cumbia and more to make you move, check it out, we’ll be there from 7p till–??…

Kevin Jones (Windy City Soul) has organized a special night of soulful sounds from across the border! Hear the deepest and best in Latin Soul/Funk, Chicano Soul, Boogaloo, Latin Psych, Pop and much more with this week’s very special guests:

DJ Tropicaza (VampiSoul, DubLab – Mexico City)

El Señor Eddy Baca (Sonorama, Chicago)

Charly Garcia (Sonorama, Chicago)

Plus, hear the sounds of the soulful 60’s stateside with Merge resident Kevin Jones.

This is a very special night and we hope that you can make it out!

The Merge@

Late Bar

3534 W Belmont @ Drake


The Merge is sponsored every week by Hobgoblin, Mayday Scooterclub and Mod Chicago

Drink specials provided by the fine folks at Late Bar.



Son del Corazón GALLERY/STAGE at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival…

Son del Corazón GALLERY/STAGE at Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest
Noon – 11pm


Son del Corazon is a conglomerate of various forms of art, music and literature. Music, painting, drawings, photography, sculpture, poetry, visual (projected) art, luthier, documentry, aromatherapy, instalation, handmade art and art books and tshirts.

There’s going to be a lot of great music featured over the three days of the event here’s the lineups:

+++FRIDAY  July 23+++
5pm Ritual Danza Azteca (aztec dance)
6pm DJ Vextrux (world / cumba)
7pm Luis Badillo (trova)
8pm Legion (metal)
9pm Benjamín Anaya & Los Extraños Unidos (samba/funk)
10pm Mamba Negra (latin fusion)

+++SATURDAY    July 24th+++

5:30pm DJ Leo Suarez (cumbia colombiana)
7pm LFT (alternative)
7:45pm Bob Rock (hip hop)
8:15pm SKB (hip hop/reggae)

8:45pm El Señor Eddy Baca from Sonorama (world/latin)

10pm Zambo Beat Featuring Tony Rangel (afro beat)

+++SUNDAY    July25th+++
2pm Chuy Negrete (rancheras revolucionarias)
7pm Azul de Noche (blues)
8pm Fandanguero (son/latin)
9pm Son del Viento (son jarocho)