August 6 and 7 marks the fourth annual LatiNxt Music Festival hosted at Navy Pier, with performances at the Wave Wall (by the ferris wheel), the Beer Stage (closer to the end of the pier), and Lake Stage (by the entrance). Between acts you’ll find a variety of unique selections at the pop-up record fair, along with work by local vendors as at el mercadito.
Part of this year’s lineup includes Angelica Garcia, George Arthur Calendar, Yasser Tejeda & Palotre, Sotomayor, Beats y Bateria, Salt Cathedral, Los Rakas and Resistol 5000 among others. We’ve included them all in this video playlist.
The full lineup and schedule can be found on NavyPier.org and below.
From Mexico City, sibling duo Sotomayor share enchanting Latin American rhythms with electronic sounds.
Angelica Garcia is an explosion of color in sound.
AfroDominican sound at its finest comes from the fiery fusion by Yasser Tejeda & Palotré.
Based in New York, DJ Bembona brings fire to every set. Catch a second set after at Ace Hotel.
Bringing the Panamanian hip-hop is Los Rakas. This is one of their early tracks. “Yo si soy Raka…”
Based in Brooklyn, Colombian duo Salt Cathedral share sweet electronic pop with dembow beats but their live set for Rolling Stone Mexico, though, exudes more…
Musician and composer George Arthur Calendar has a unique touch when it comes to creating sexy music.
Making Movies, based in Kansas City, always delivers a powerful set of Latinx rhythms with psych-rock.
Chicago-based Beats y Bateria make magic of AfroCuban, Moldovan, and jazz inspired sounds, but they’re so much more!
Buenort Collective brings together a group of visual and sound artists. Bumbac Joe is one of the co-founders of this collective.
Cedeño is always a fun trip no matter the genre she’s mixing.
SONORAMA share vintage Latin sounds in their all-vinyl sets.
From Bolivia to Paris to Mexico, Hector Guerra (with Rubén Albarrán and Macaco for this track).
Future Rootz is a collective of creative folks curating cultural events.
Full schedule below. Check the Navy Pier Facebook page for daily updates. The festival is hosted by Logan Lu and Pinqy Ring.