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World Music Festival Chicago 2013

World Music Festival Chicago 2013 is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

World Music Festival - Festival au Desert-Caravan for Peace

World Music Festival  >  Festival au Desert-Caravan for Peace

 

Festival au Desert began in 2001 in the arid lands just outside of Timbuktu, a dazzling clearinghouse of the rich sounds emanating from Mali, one of Africa’s poorest nations financially, but richest culturally. The event quickly developed into one of world music’s signature events, spearheaded by members of the great Tuareg group Tinariwen. But when Islamic fundamentalists hijacked a Tuareg uprising in 2012 the festival had to be canceled among increasing violence. So this year the event is in exile and members of the Malian musical community have organized an informal caravan of sounds across the US this summer, and a slew of great players roll into the city for this year’s World Music Festival: Chicago. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Mamadou Kelly, Sidi Toure, and Leila Gobi all perform multiple concerts, showcasing the bluesy foundation of traditional Malian music.

 

(schedule is subject to change)

Friday, September 13, 2013

 


Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba with Sidi TouréSidi Touré

Mayne Stage

1328 W. Morse Ave.

7:30pm doors, 9pm show

*Mayne Stage is 18+

Live Radio Broadcast by WBEZ 91.5 FM, Radio M

 


Saturday, September 14, 2013



Bassekou Kouyate

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba with Chicago Afrobeat Project

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St.

3pm

All Ages


Mamadou Kelly

Old Town School of Folk Music - Gary and Laura Maurer Hall

4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

7pmLeila Gobi

All Ages

 

Sidi Touré with Leila Gobi

Old Town School of Folk Music - Gary and Laura Maurer Hall

4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

8:30pm

All Ages

 


Sunday, September 15, 2013



Mamadou Kelly | Leila Gobi | International Blues Express: Cedric Watson and Sidi Touré

Hideout

1354 W. Wabansia Ave.

6pm

*Hideout is 21+