Beats y Bateria, a group that represents Chicago’s diverse and collaborative spirit, is celebrating their EP release at The Whistler on Wednesday, May 8th. The self-titled EP features elements of traditional Romanian folk songs, Brazilian samba and Spanish poems blended with breakbeats, funk and dance grooves from live instrumentation, samples and electronic beats.
How do classic rumbas, 100 year old folk tunes, and ancient rhythms fit in the percussive electronic music of today? Come find Beats y Bateria: a collaboration of Havana-born, Chicago-based DJ/Producer AfroQbano, Moldovan-born ethno-jazz singer Ana Munteanu and global beat drummer Daniel Crane. The three members come from different musical homes, but what they do together is set a mood of celebration and nostalgia under the umbrella of global dance music.