The Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival is back!
The WMLMF began as a memorial concert in 2012. Over the years the popularity of the event grew and in 2016 it was converted to a festival that offers family-friendly programming and partners with local talent and non-profits to showcase the various styles of Latin music. The Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival strives to bring musical variety that appeals to all ages and backgrounds while highlighting gems of Latino culture that extend beyond music to include food, design, and visual arts.
Dos Santos is a Chicago-based band that rocks the sounds of popular Latin dance genres with psychedelic flare, from Colombian Cumbia to Afro-Caribbean Salsa. Anchored by reverb-slathered guitars, Hammond organ, and syncopated percussion, their gritty and grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined ensembles of the 1970s and 80s that shook sweatbox dance floors with fierce energy all over Latin America.
After making their debut in May of 2013, Dos Santos has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals—from the prestigious Millennium Park Summer Music Series to the exclusive Chicago World Music Festival.
The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a range of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing. Their visceral sound draws from this sonic, cultural, and political well of influence, and is guaranteed to make you move.
You can check out Dos Santos on Saturday July 20 at the Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival in downtown Des Moines.
A full lineup, schedule, and tickets can be found here