El Payo is a Rumba/Nuevo Flamenco-Fused group based in Chicago celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album. Their members hail from diverse ethnic backrounds including Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina and the United States. Their distinct sound is infused with elements of rock, salsa, ska, and reggae with unmistakable overtones of the passionate raw energy that is flamenco. They have opened up for internationally know artists like Juan Carmona, Pitingo and Lila Downs. They have also appeared on ABC's Chicagoing with Bill Campell. "El Payo's dominating and sexy performance is a hidden treasure of the flamenco world. The best of classical flamenco brought to modern standards with a sophisticated balance. El Payo displays intelligence, crowd appeal, and most importantly a promising passion that pours into their diverse performance." ~ Danny Barbarigos, La Tasca El Payo was featured in July on the ABC 7 show 'Chicagoing' hosted by Bill Campbell! 'El Payo is a fantastic force for positive music and dance. Nuevo Flamenco is alive and well in Chicago thanks to [them]. It was a sincere pleasure having them rock the studio for the taping of my program 'Chicagoing with Bill Campbell' on ABC 7!' ~ Bill Campbell.