Dos Santos

Dos Santos

credit: Carolina Sanchez

Dos Santos - Caminante

Dos Santos is a Chicago-based quintet collectively raised through the pedagogy of American popular music & traditional Latin American styles whose sound gestures forward into an idealized new progressive American music, as rooted in Chicago as it is communicable with the world. A powerhouse live group known to be at home in a broad spectrum of venues & contexts, their elasticity & consistency in live performance has earned them an enthusiastic & diverse audience across the United States & Latin America since their debut in 2013. The group’s members have their own storied careers in a range of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, & electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education, academia, & music production. In this spirit—in recorded output (three major releases) & live performance—Dos Santos have been steadily tipping forward into something more future-minded & universal, and Logos (2018), their International Anthem debut, is a bold & vulnerable push into this transcendence, the band’s effort to proactively poeticize the future in sound.



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Genre: Latin Rock
Subgenre: Jazz
From: Chicago, IL