Founded by Johnny Shabandar and Wesam Isho in 1997. Distinct repertoire combining rhythmical styling and sounds of the Caribbean and Mediterranean nations. Bandoleros has a distinctive international flair and charisma. Released CD’s: Habibi in 2000, Bandolero 2002, Maximo 2004, A Part of Us 2006, Compas de Fuego 2008. "Guaranteed good time!" (Fox News in the Morning) "Chicago’s most eclectic band (ABC 7’s Janet Davies), Chicago’s premiere televised magazine show. Coveted Award of Honor for Contribution to World Beat Music at the 2003 Chicago Music Awards.