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Global Bass - Across Time & Space

Future Rootz is a collective of Latinx music curators, artists, taste-makers, and socio-cultural instigators. Their work represents a border-less artistic intersection that draws from the past while reaching for the future.

LatiNxt, presented by XFINITY, is a free festival at Navy Pier featuring local, national and international artists who are exploring new ways of connecting traditional Latin music with modern sounds.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (5:00PM TO 8:00PM) SATURDAY, JUNE 15 (5PM TO 8:00PM) FREE

Exploring a new Latinx identity through music

Friday and Saturday June 14-15, 2019 at 5:00pm | FREE

As the population’s demographics evolve into a Latinx majority in the United States, first and second generation Latinxs are establishing a new cultural identity informed by both their heritage and culture. This vibrant melting pot of ideas and innovation is shaping the global music community, however it continues to develop in the margins of the larger US music market.

In parallel form throughout Latin America, increased access to technology has facilitated global conversations, collaborations, and innovations in the arts. These modern advances, juxtaposed with a renewed exploration of tradition, have created a thriving creative environment that celebrates the roots of the past as well as the possibilities of the future.

LatiNxt explores the music that emerges from and within these cultural dichotomies and through performance and exchange, strengthens connections, increases exposure and champions a more robust discourse between forward-thinking Latinx artists across the Americas.

The festival is co-curated by Future Rootz, a collective of Latinx music curators, artists, taste-makers, and socio-cultural instigators. Their work represents a border-less artistic intersection that draws from the past while reaching for the future.SCHEDULE

2019 Line Up

Novalima | Balún | Alika | Niña Dioz | El Dusty | Quitapenas | Chocolate Remix | Yanga | Bianca Oblivion | Dos Santos | Braided Janes | Mán Cub | Pachanga DJ’s | Cqqchifruit | Fanita Banana | Soulphonetics | Love Bug | Vybez | Carolina Arroba | Bumbac Joe