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Latin American Music Festival

Apr 11—13, 2024

Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.

The School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois Chicago is delighted to present a three-day Latin American Music Festival in April 2024.

The festival will feature faculty and students from UIC and Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center as well as leading scholars, and artists from the greater Hispanic communities throughout Chicago.

Highlights include days devoted to Mariachi and Choral music, as well as performances by acclaimed Latin American artists and DJs. 

This project is made possible thanks to Leticia Lopez Gonzalez, The Chicago Community Trust, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Latin American Music Festival Media Kit

Thursday, April 11, 2024 – Mariachi Festival
Community and High School Mariachi ensembles are invited to participate in workshops and clinics with guest Mariachi artists culminating in an evening concert with the UIC Mariachi Fuego with a special guest artist.

Friday, April 12, 2024 – Choral Festival
High School Choirs are invited to participate in our annual Choral Festival with the theme: Singing Together, Learning Together, Belonging Together with commissioned work from Chicago A Cappella’s ¡Cantaré! Chicago – an educational program designed to bring composers from Mexico directly into Chicago classrooms. Learn more about the Choral Festival here.

The Choral Festival will culminate in an evening concert with the UIC Choirs and special guest artists.

Saturday, April 13, 2024 – Block Party
As part of the three-day Latin American Music Festival, the Block Party invites the community to sing, dance, and enjoy a multi-stage party featuring music by international and Chicagoland artists and DJs to the University of Illinois Chicago, Student Center East.

The event is free and open to the public. Invite your friends and family for a full day of music. #UICLAMF

Enjoy Music Performances by:

-Mariachi de la Universidad Veracruzana
-Collaborative Institute of Cultural Arts
-Sones De Mexico
-Grupo Vanguardia
-Madera Once (Juan Gabriel Tribute Band)
-Chicago Latin Groove Band
-Lakeside Pride Latin Band
-Banda El Pueblo
-Magdalena Delgado
-Deejays: Eva Maria, Dewey Lo Hace, Roger McFly(opens in new window)
-ChiArts Latin Jazz Combo
-Tonos del Sur
-MC: Luis Sanchez (Radio Fuego)
-Mariachi Perla del Medio Oeste
-Duo Destello
-Indiana University Latin Jazz Ensemble
-Indiana University Latin American Chamber Ensemble
-UIC Radio

¡Pachanga! (Student-Only Afterparty)

The student-only after-party will be held at Student Center East’s East Terrace, featuring Pachanga Deejays and live music by Grupo Vanguardia. #UICLAMF #VamosaBailar #PachangaChicago