Sueños Music Festival Gives Back to Chicago Organizations: ‘These Places Are Doing Great Work For the Community’

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This year, nan all-Latin euphony show -- headlined by Wisin y Yandel, Feid, Nicky Jam & Grupo Firme -- is donating to 4 section organizations.

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Sueños Music Festival is each astir having a lasting effect connected nan organization of Chicago, and not conscionable by producing an all-Latin euphony show successful nan Windy City. Sueños, produced by C3 (Lollapalooza) and La Familia (Baja Beach Fest), is committed to giving backmost to section organizations crossed nan metropolis that service predominantly Latino neighborhoods.

On Thursday (May 25), conscionable days up of nan 2nd version of Sueños — which will beryllium headlined by Wisin Y Yandel, Feid, Nicky Jam and Grupo Firme — nan two-day euphony arena has announced $50,000 donations to 4 organizations, including nan Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC), 1 of nan city’s longest-standing taste centers that celebrates Puerto Rican and Afro-Latino traditions offering percussion classes, creation and culinary lessons and organization workshops to some children and adults.

It’s nan 2nd twelvemonth Sueños donates $50,000 to SRBCC. Last year, nan money donated went towards nan newly-renovated younker media halfway that includes a signaling booth, power and podcasting studio, and 2 capacity spaces for euphony and creation programs. The halfway provides Latin younker entree to instruments, signaling tools, movie instrumentality and capacity abstraction astatine small aliases nary cost. This year, nan aid will spell to nan center’s performing arts theater.

“This aid allows america to dream big,” Omar Torres Kortright, executive head of Segundo Ruiz, said during nan position of nan caller $50,000 donation. “We’re ever trying to get nan attraction of firm donors to support this very important activity but galore times we’re invisible. We don’t speak nan aforesaid connection arsenic nan large corporations but Sueños did their homework. They recovered us.”

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“When we were coming retired to Chicago pinch nan festival, nan scheme was ever to beryllium progressive successful nan community,” Aaron Ampudia, co-founder of Sueños, tells Billboard. “We want to person a affirmative impact, it’s not conscionable astir nan festival. It really comes from nan bosom and nan desire to want to thief these places that are doing awesome activity for nan community, particularly for nan younker because they are nan early of these communities.”

As Ampudia said to Billboard, 1 of nan students was already engaged successful nan signaling booth moving connected caller beats. “The kids emotion it,” Torres Kortright says astir nan caller media center. “Everything that we tin do to person them walk much clip present is immense for us. It keeps their imagination going. It helps them find their voice. They cognize there’s a spot that will usage their resources to return them to nan adjacent level.”

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Other section organizations that will use from nan donations, each will get $50,000 according to show organizers, are The National Museum of Mexican Art, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and nan Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.

The lineup for nan Sueños Music Festival — which will return spot complete Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-28) successful Chicago’s Grant Park — will besides big reggaeton icon Ivy Queen, arsenic good arsenic Becky G, Eladio Carrion, Chencho Corleone, Junior H, Gera MX, Ryan Castro, Young Miko, paopao and more. 

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