¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat
SSO (El Sonido Sonic Octopus) perform funky Afro-Latino and roots rock inspired dance music. The ethnically diverse crew of musicians establish rustic polyrhythmic grooves and combine biting twang guitars with the strength of brass horns, coro group singing, and urban poetry. Members: Armando Pérez, Kevin Miller, Dan Lieber, Ezra Lange, Julian Harris, Diana Mosquera, Puerko Pitzotl, Juan Lugo and Luis Tubens all bring a vital cultural contribution to the band’s unique “afrojam funkbeat” sound. Inspired by the Chicago streets that radiate: blues, jazz, house, and global thinkers that praise unity through consciousness, the band unapologetically believes in the healing nature/power of music. Having just released their full length self-titled debut album, the city is listening back.