Harold Gonzalez Medina aka AfroQbano is a DJ, producer & eclectic music enthusiast. AfroQbano hails from Habana, Cuba, where he worked as a DJ for a number of underground House and Hip Hop clubs and also produced and toured with some of the most well-known Cuban artists and ensembles. After moving to Chicago, he established himself as an essential part of the local global music scene. A member of Future Rootz and Peoples DJs Collective, he’s a frequent contributor to cultural programming across the city. He regularly spins at some of the most popular Chicago clubs and coordinates biweekly programming with Lumpen Radio. His original tracks and remixes have been featured on albums and mix-tapes across the world. More recently he was recognized as one of Chicago’s top three DJs in the Chicago Reader’s “Best of 2016.”

While the Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms of his culture are central to his sound, he embraces and merges a wide range of global & soulful music. His musical influences include diverse genres and styles such as House, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Bhangra and Latin rhythms. Highlights of his career include sharing stages with luminaries like Mos Def, Pete Rock, Mulatu Astatke, Antibalas, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Rich Medina, La Mala Rodriguez and Los Van Van.

 

Links:

Lumpen Radio, “¿Qué Hora Son?” www.lumpenradio.com

Future Rootz Son Sistema www.facebook.com/FutureRootz/

https://soundcloud.com/dj-afroqbano

https://www.mixcloud.com/djafroqbano/