Photo by Mike Rivera
¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat is truth in advertising. The band blends afrobeat, funk, and Latin sounds, earning a big following in its native Chicago thanks to raucous live shows. The group’s new album Juntos (Spanish for together) is also perfectly-named. ¡Esso! boasts a true melting pot of members with Mexican, Puerto Rican, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Colombian, and African American ancestry. On “Somos Hermanos,” they come together for a brass-led dance party that splits the difference between all the musical roots.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX