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World Music Festival Chicago 2015 is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

World Music Festival - Complete Schedule

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(schedule is subject to change)

Friday, September 11, 2015

 

Planeta Azul (Forró, Batucada, Música Popular Brasileira) + Passistas Samba Dance Group (Samba, Axé, Samba-reggae, Dança toada)

Chicago SummerDance, Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

601 S. Michigan Ave.

Dance Lesson: 6–7pm, Live Music: 7:30–9:30pmCyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits

ALL AGES

 

Hailu Mergia (Ethiopia| D.C., USA)| Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits (Brazil| NYC, USA)

Martyrs'

3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

8pm

21+

 Red Baraat (Photo by: James Bartolozzi)

Red Baraat (Brooklyn| India) + Ester Rada (Ethiopia| Israel)

Lincoln Hall Chicago

2424 N. Lincoln Ave

Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm

21+

 La Santa Cecilia (Photo by: Humberto Howard)

La Santa Cecilia (Mexico| East LA, USA) + Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta (Mexico| Chicago, USA)

Mayne Stage

1328 W. Morse Ave.

Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 9pm

18+

 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

 

Red Baraat (Brooklyn| India) + La Santa Cecilia (Mexico| East LA, USA)

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

201 E. Randolph St.

3pm

ALL AGES

 Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta

Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta (Mexico| Chicago, USA)

Chicago SummerDance, Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

601 S. Michigan Ave.

Dance Lesson: 6–7pm, Live Music: 7:30-9:30pm

ALL AGES

 

Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits (Brazil| NYC, USA)

Old Town School of Folk Music, The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall

4544 North Lincoln Avenue

Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm

ALL AGES

 Ester Rada (Photo by: Adi Harari)

Hailu Mergia (Ethiopia| D.C., USA) + Ester Rada (Ethiopia| Israel)

The Promontory

5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West

Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm

ALL AGES

 

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHTS

¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat (Chicago, USA)

Uptown Lounge

1136 W Lawrence Ave.

Set times: 6:30-8:30pm

21+

 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

 Mahmoud Ahmed

Mahmoud Ahmed (Ethiopia| D.C., USA) + Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

201 E. Randolph St.

3pm

ALL AGES

 

DJ Sunny Singh + Kalapriya Artist & Dancer, Komal Shah

Chicago SummerDance, Spirit of Music Garden in Grant ParkKalapriya

601 S. Michigan Ave.

Dance Lesson: 4–5pm, Live Music: 5–7pm

ALL AGES

 

Terakaft (Mali) + Tangleweed (Chicago, USA)

Martyrs’Tangleweed (Photo by: E. Ken Carl)

3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

8pm

ALL AGES

21+

 

Monday, September 14, 2015

 

Simon Shaheen Quartet (Palestine| Chicago, USA)

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

78 E. Washington St.

6:30pm

ALL AGES

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

 Maarja Nuut (Photo by: Renee Altrov & Maarja Urb)

Maarja Nuut (Estonia)

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater

78 E. Washington St.

6:30pm

ALL AGES

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

 We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3 (Ireland) + Maarja Nuut (Estonia)

Old Town School of Folk Music, Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall

4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7pm

ALL AGES

 

Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa + Ronnie Malley with Las Guitarras de España (USA)

Old Town School of Folk Music, The Gary and Laura Maurer HallAziz Sahmaoui  (Photo by: Manuel Lagos Cid)

4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Doors: 8pm, Show: 8:30pm

ALL AGES

 

 

 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

 We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3 (Ireland)

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

78 E. Washington St.

6:30pm

ALL AGES

 

Friday, September 18, 2015

  Lyon Leifer

Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

78 E. Washington St.

8pm–8am

ALL AGES

  • 8–9:15pm: Lyon Leifer, bansuri with Subhasis Mukherjee, tabla
  • 9:30–10:30pm: Sara Ranganathan, veena with Ganapathi Ranganathan, mridangam
  • 10:45pm–midnight: Kala Ramnath, violin with Abhijit Bannerjee, tabla
  • 12:15–1:30am: Sanhita Nandi, vocal with Shyam Kane, tabla and Vikas Falnikar, harmonium
  • 1:45–2:45am: GuruPrasad, Carnatic Flute with Sam Jeyasingham, mridangam and violin
  • 2:55–3:55am: Manjiri Vaishampayan, vocal with Subhasis Mukherjee, tabla and Vikas Falnikar, harmonium
  • 4:05–5:05am: Sam Jeyasingham, mridangam with Kalapriya Dancers
  • 5:15–6:15am: Minu Pasupathi, Carnatic Vocal and Akshaya Kannan, vocal support with flute and tabla
  • 6:25–8am: Kartik Seshadri, sitar with Shyam Kane, tabla

 

Karolina Cicha & Bart Palyga (Poland) + KGB

Martyrs’

3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

8pmOrlando Julius

21+

 

Orlando Julius & the AfroSoundz (Nigeria| UK) + Boogat (Quebec, Canada)

Mayne Stage

1328 W. Morse Ave.

Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 9pm

18+

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

 Orlando Julius

Orlando Julius & the AfroSoundz (Nigeria| UK) + Tal National (Niger)

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

201 E. Randolph St.

3pm

ALL AGES

 Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers

Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers (Pakistan) + Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa

University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 E. 60th St.

Doors: 6pm, Show: 7pm

ALL AGESKardemimmit

 

Zedashe (Georgia) + Kardemimmit (Finland)

DePaul University Concert Hall

800 W. Belden Ave.

Doors: 7:30pm, Show:8pm

ALL AGES

 Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq - Nanook of the North (Northernmost Territories, Canada)

Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E. Chicago Ave.

7:30pm

ALL AGES

Presented by MCA Stage, Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and World Music Festival Chicago 2015

 

Amir ElSaffar: Two Rivers (Iraq| NYC, USA)Amir ElSaffar

Constellation Chicago

3111 N. Western Ave.

Doors: 8pm, Show: 8:30pm

18+

 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

 Paolo Angeli (Photo by: Nanni Angeli)

One World Under One Roof

Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St.

1-7pm

ALL AGES

 

Karolina Cicha

Paolo Angeli (Italy) | Karolina Cicha + Bart Palyga (Poland) | Andreas Kapsalis

(Chicago, USA)

Preston Bradley Hall

 Zedashe

Zedashe (Georgia) | Kardemimmit (Finland) | Amir ElSaffar: Two Rivers (Iraq| NYC, USA)

Claudia Cassidy Theater

 

Inaugural Global Peace Picnic

Commemorating United Nations International Day of PeaceBoogat (Photo by: Philippe Sawicki)

Boogat (Quebec, Canada)

Mr. Pauer Live

DJ Ushka
Future Rootz DJ Collective

Humboldt Park Boathouse

1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

12-7pm

ALL AGES

 L. Subramaniam

L. Subramaniam (India| USA) + Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers (Pakistan)

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

201 E. Randolph Str.

3pm

ALL AGES

 Tal National

Tal National (Niger) + Chicago Afrobeat Project (Chicago, USA)

Mayne Stage

1328 W. Morse Ave.

Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7pm

18+

 

Monday, September 21, 2015

 

Kassé Mady Diabaté (Bamako, Mali) + Seneke West African Percussion Ensemble (West Africa (Guinea & Mali) | Chicago, USA)

Mayne StageKassé Mady Diabaté

1328 W. Morse Ave.

Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7pm

18+

 Lula Pena

Lula Pena (Portugal) + Paolo Angeli (Italy)

City Winery Chicago

1200 W. Randolph St.

Doors: 6pm, Show: 8pm

ALL AGES

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

 

Kassé Mady Diabaté (Bamako, Mali) + Lula Pena (Portugal)

78 E. Washington St.

6:30pm

ALL AGES

 Patricia Ibáñez

The Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana Company presents Memoria Antigua (Spain)

City Winery

1200 W. Randolph St.

Doors: 6pm, Show: 8pm

 

 

 

 

The FREE admission World Music Festival Chicago is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored by the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, Metra and Millennium Garages. The appearance of La Santa Cecilia, is supported by the National Museum of Mexican Art as part of their annual Sor Juana Festival, a multidisciplinary festival that honors one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a 17th-century Mexican nun who valued the education of women.