Juntos (new album pre​-​order)

by ¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat

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    releases September 8, 2017

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La Calle
Mariposa Negra
Noche Tras Dia
Cumbia Del Encanto
Mi Gente
Cumbia Triste
Stone Eagle


¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat is: Armando Pérez, Kevin Miller, Dan Lieber, C. Ezra Lange, Diana Mosquera, Logan Lu, Lessic Franco (Puerko Pitzotl), Jess Anzaldúa, Matthew Davis
Featuring: Jasmine Malika Luevano, AfroQbano, Natalie Lande, Doug Abrams, Boleszek Osinski, Julian Harris, Rebel Diaz, DJ illanoiz, AQ, Rojo Córdova, Jesus Camacho, Hugo Koatl, Patrick Donley, Klára Moldová, Ruben Jimenez, Juan Lugo, Pris Anzaldúa, Mark Ettinger, Aaron Feder, Maritza and Belinda Cervantes of The Luna Blues Machine

Muchas gracias: A las Familias, amigos y amigas, supporters, fellow bands, Syncretik Productions, Artisticos Contenidos, Rollin Weary, DCASE, David Chavez, Fausto Lopez, Future Rootz crew, Ryan Schoen, Cristina Vásquez, Carlos de Leon, Alejandro González, Mera Barcy y El Reflektor, Sofar, Daniel Martinez, Daytrotter, Vocalo, Sandy and Andrew Abbatiello, and all the musicians and organizers that make this all possible. ¡Adelante!

This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.


releases September 8, 2017

All songs arranged + performed by ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat
Armando Pérez recorded + mixed = produced at Belmont Electric Studios, Chicago IL
Rollin Weary mastered at IV Labs, Chicago IL
Mark Ettinger, piano recorded at the Lethe Lounge, NYC
AfroQbano beats, Patrick’s piano, and Jess’ batá drums recorded at Ekibo's, Chicago IL
Aaron Feder, guitar recorded at Alma Studios, Barcelona, Spain

Music and lyrics by Armando Pérez except for: music and lyrics on “Mariposa Negra, Cumbia Triste, Sangre" by Diana Mosquera. “Mi Gente” music and verse by Kevin Miller. “Homenaje” lyrics are traditional Yoruban Chants. Programmed beats on “Meet Me Out, Piramides, Stone Eagle” by AfroQbano. Rhymes and spoken word poems written by all emcees respectively
Poetas mexicanos invitados por Syncretik Productions
Sonic Octopus Recordings Copyright 2017 Fantasy Bunker Publications ASCAP
Art and layout by SloMo & Rebecca Pérez



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Track Name: Somos Hermanos
Ya vienen todos y a bailar (verse)
No diga no, no. No diga mas
Una botella, y a brindar
Con un deseo, juntos estar

Prende la mente amor es fuerte
Lucha mi gente por lo mejor
Abre la mano somos hermanos
Oye mi canto. Oye

Amo la bandera, la levanto al cielo

El pueblo unido debajo de este ritmo

verse (agan)

La gente me pregunta De arriva para abajo
Quieren el merengue El merengue apambichado

Sirvan copas cantineros Para entonar mi cantar Un corriodo
En honor de un hombre cabal Te lo digo carnal
Sus ideales quedaron Escritos
para siempre Atraves de la historia
Te lo digo el gran Tlaloc lo tiene En su gloria

Amo la bandera, la levanto al cielo
Track Name: Meet Me Out
Feeling your style
come meet me for a while tonight
the dance floor awaits (for us)
Let’s get away
till the sun comes out
till we fade away

When I wake up You’re first in my thoughts
Between the sheets and your skin Is where I’m caught
Though you slip from my touch You can’t escape my heart
I’m the light you need For your soul so dark
It’s my voice you hear
Because you’re stuck to me
And I’m waiting here

Can I take you out?
I just want to see you And I need to get out the house
But when I’m with you I yearn to kiss your mouth
I’m a man of many words but tonight I just want to be your thoughts
Someone took a picture of us and called it Art.