CumbiaSazo Kids! Picnic at La Villita Park on September 10

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The CumbiaSazo family has put together another wonderful opportunity for families to gather and celebrate the joy of music, art, and culture at this end-of-summer outdoor family picnic hosted at La Villita Park. In partnership with Night Out In The Parks, join the fun at the free, all ages CumbiaSazo Kids! Picnic taking place from 3-8pm on Saturday, September 10th. 


Join CumbiaSazo artists, kids, and grown folks communities at La Villita Park for a day of music, arts and play. La Villita Park features soccer fields plus basketball courts, a skatepark, playground, and plenty of green space for picnicking. You’re welcome to bring snacks, blankets, umbrellas, frisbees, or other lawn toys of your choice!

The event features live music from SÚBELE and a special set from ZZK Records founder EL G plus additional sets by Afroqbano, Idaima and more.

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 10, 3pm-8pm at LA VILLITA PARK
(2800 S. Sacramento in Little Village)
*** All Ages // ✓ Free Entry ✓

*** Biking, Public Transpo & Walking highly encouraged!
*** No ATM on-site- while some vendors accept credit, having cash on hand would be a good idea if you plan to support arts, food & face painters.
*** Picnics, blankets & pets welcome
*** Some of the playgrounds have water sprinklers if you want to bring towels/swimsuits for lil ones.

The day will also showcase a Vendors Market collaboration with our artist community. Many thanks to Chicago Parks for supporting.

Totally free entry and open to the public. Please invite your friends & family!

// EL G (ZZK Records, Buenos Aires)

 // SÚBELE (live)

More Music by:
// AFROQBANO (Future Rootz)
// IDAIMA (Peoples DJs Collective)
// ITZI + TIFFLOVE (CumbiaSazo)

Live Art, Vendors and Food!

About EL G:
Every musical genre needs it’s a trojan horse. In the case of digital cumbia and digital folklore, ZZK Records has been at the epicenter of the movement. Chancha Via Circuito, Frikstailers, La Yegros, El Remolon, Mati Zundel, Tremor, Animal Chuki, Fauna, King Coya, and most recently the Ecuadorian artist Nicola Cruz have launched their careers with the indie Buenos Aires label.


El G grew out of Buenos Aires. Grant C. Dull (pronounced Duel), first came to Argentina in 1999 and reinvented himself more than once, going from musicologist and online magazine editor to the visual artist for events and finally to curator and DJ. He founded the bilingual cultural website, and co-founded ZZK Records and Zizek Club with his Argentine partners. ZZK artists have played more than 200 cities on 5 continents, have penned deals with major labels and been featured on an episode of Breaking Bad and a recent iPhone commercial. Grant as a DJ has performed in more than 85 cities around the world including stops at Coachella, Roskilde and the Modern Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Súbele is a Latin Fusion band blending Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Psychedelic, Jazz, Disco and Dance. We are all Homegrown in Chicago. An amazing city to grow up in for music lovers. We aspire to bring to life the sounds we hear and feel, and the ones to make you dance.


Súbele is Spanish for “Turn it up”. A phrase we all say when we are enjoying something and want more.

Chicago’s sporadic & nomadic Cumbia & Global Bass gathering, since 2011.

For vendor & general inquiries: [email protected]

Poster art by Javier Suárez

About Sandra Trevino

Sandra Trevino is a Chicago journalist and the founder of Enchufate, a website dedicated to all things Latin alternative. You can listen to her radio broadcasts every Friday morning on 91.1FM and the 2nd/4th Monday of the month via Lumpen Radio on 105.5FM. When she’s not writing or on the radio, you can find her playing music at different venues across the city as part of DJ duo The Ponderers.