I had a chance to see Roberto Fonseca play at the 2015 Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco, in a duo collaboration with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara. In his thrilling, visceral performance, the Havana-born musician, composer, and bandleader embodied the multifarious musicality of Cuba’s best jazz pianists. Blessed with access to the island’s […]
Columbia College inaugurates its new Afro-Latino dance program with four days of cross-pollinated performances.
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
4/10, Double Door; 4/6, Rumba
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Xiu Xiu, High on Fire, Small Black, Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda, Little Women, Titus Andronicus, and more
The Hearts 4 Haiti Global Initiative hosts a benefit for Haitian earthquake victims at Rumba on Wed 1/27 from 7 PM to midnight.
On Thursday night, French pop singer Emilie Simon makes her Chicago debut as part of the Decibelle Music and Culture Festival; Yerba Buena front woman CuCu Diamantes performs at Rumba.
Jimmy Bosch Killer New York trombonist Jimmy Bosch is in town this weekend to play as part of a tribute to Manny Oquendo’s Conjunto Libre on Saturday evening at the Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival. Luckily, he’s sticking around to play a concert of his own music on Sunday night at Rumba. The Puerto Rican […]
As any entrepreneur can tell you, good connections are half the battle. (At least.) Two upcoming events provide fashion designers and other aspirants in the industry the chance to meet and greet (and shop, of course).
In this week’s issue, Cliff Doerksen reviews Max Mayer’s romantic comedy Adam, with Hugh Dancy as a young man who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome and Rose Byrne as the young woman who finds him attractive. “Like many films of its genre,” Cliff writes, “it’s less interesting as a movie than as a map of gender […]
The cumbia gets a stunning facelift from Colombia’s Bomba Estereo, who make their Chicago debut tonight at Rumba.
Rumba lessons and music by the Steve Cooper Orchestra