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By: Brenda Cervantes

This past weekend Chicago celebrated their 3rd annual Latin Alternative Music Festival called Ruido Fest. This was held all weekend starting Friday June 22 and ending Sunday June 24 at Addams/Medill Park. Ruido Fest expresses diversity from all over the Latin America with different genres of music. On Friday, amazing artists performed like Los Mirlos,a cumbia band from Peru as well as Los Angeles Azules, a popular Mexican cumbia band. The band surprised their fans with a special guest from the band Kinky. The crowd rocked on Saturday with performance by Panteón Rococo, a Latin Rock Band from Mexico since the mid 90s. The festival was wrapped up Sunday with performance by Caifanes, an alternative rock band from Mexico City.

The audience enjoyed theses performances and many more with food and drinks. people were seen eating churros from The Churro Factory stand and enjoyed Latin drinks like Micheladas, Pina Colada, and Cantaritos. To top it off, art was displayed throughout the park. People took pictures next to the art or watched the artist complete their work. There was even a Lucha Libre show which is a Mexican professional wrestling. Ruido Fest isn’t like any other festival in Chicago, it introduces a different culture through music.


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