The second city which is bustlingÂ with Latino culture is looking forward to the 4th annualÂ UnÃsono Festival Âset forÂ August 16thÂ in Pilsen.Â Â UnÃsonoÂ festival has promised to set an all new level of quality and diversity for their beloved community.
UnÃsono welcomes this year’s headliner DanayÂ SuÃ¡rezÂ direct fromÂ CubaÂ for her debut Chicago performance.Â Also performing,Â Hector Guerra,Â Brothers Start Race, Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orchestra, Four Star Brass Band,Â Kelroy, Killer Moon and many more.
This year theÂ Â UnÃsonoÂ Festival has added two very unique components to the already amazing all day outdoor line-up.
First,Â UnÃsonoÂ FestivalÂ has partnered with LiMe (LittleÂ MexicoÂ Film Festival) to showcase the finest selections of original short films from area filmmakers as well as a student film competition (“RallyÂ BehindtheÂ Theme”), which will be voted on by community and industry leaders, including representatives from the GeneÂ SiskelÂ Film Center and the Chicago International Latino Film Festival.
Secondly, soaringbird studios in conjunction with Victims of Art Tattoo Gallery has come aboard to debut theÂ Anywhere! Gallery.Â This unique outdoor art installation will expose people to the fine arts in places where a gallery is normally not found.
In keeping with festival tradition,Â UnÃsonoÂ FestivalÂ explores a social justice theme and in 2014 they have chosenÂ HealthÂ andÂ Wellness. Free Yoga ,martial arts and dance classes,Â demonstrations,Â educational workshops and food will come together to bring about the importance of theÂ six componentsÂ of HEALTH:Â physical, spiritual, emotional, social, environmental, and mental along with theÂ seven dimensionsÂ of WELLNESS: social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual, and physical.
“The 4thÂ celebration is our chance to honor our artists, filmmakers, business owners and neighborhood as a whole who have helped us to create such an amazing cultural dynamic,”Â saidÂ UnÃsonoÂ Host Committee member and principalÂ RichardÂ Morales.Â “We are inspired every day by what Pilsen can accomplish and we look forward to doing our part to take this wonderful community into a prosperous future.”