“Illegal Grooves” is a celebration of the diversity of Latin American treasures like tango, candombe, samba, and the mix from all these styles with the US American tradition of jazz, rock and fusion. All these musical styles were created thanks to immigrants who moved from one place to the other. From Africa, from Europe, from different parts from Latin America and the world. As an immigrant myself, in a time where being from “somewhere else” is questioned, I embrace diversity more than ever. This music is a small gift and empowering message for the people who had to leave their homes, and brought with them their grooves, their illegal grooves. This illegality is actually what makes our society richer, brighter, and stronger. This illegality is what makes us different, and at the same time is what makes us recognize each other.