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Press Release: 19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago Announces Highlight Performances of Diverse International Musicians Celebrating The Rich Cultural Diversity of Chicago, September 8–24

World Music Festival 2017 Highlights

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Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo(click on images to enlarge)

 

The world will come together from September 8-24 at a variety of venues across the city for the 19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago. Celebrating diverse music from across the globe, this FREE festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and is the largest festival of its kind in the United States.

 

***NOTE – all bands are listed as follows unless otherwise noted HEADLINER with the OPENER(S) listed underneath – headliners on top. If on the same line, artists have been given equal billing.

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Underground System (NYC)

Chicago SummerDance - Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

601 South Michigan Ave.

Dance Lesson: 6-7pm

Live Music: 7:30-9:30pm

ALL AGES

 

Friday, September 8 - Saturday, September 9, 2017

Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music + Dance

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

78 E. Washington St., 3rd Floor

6:30pm-10am

ALL AGES

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam

Bharath Symphony - 70th Anniversary of India’s Independence

Millennium Park

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

201 E. Randolph St.

3pm

All Ages

*Premiere + Commissioned for World Music Festival Chicago

 

Duo Scofano-Minetti (Argentina)

Chicago SummerDance - Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

601 South Michigan Ave.

Dance Lesson: 6-7pm

Live Music: 7:30-9:30pm

All Ages

 

Salif Keita (Mali)Salif Keita

Grand Tapestry (LA, USA)

Concord Music Hall

2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.

7pm doors open, 8pm show

21+

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Feufollet (Lafayette, LA)

Chicago SummerDance - Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park

601 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Dance Lesson: 4-5pm

Live Music: 5-7pm

All Ages

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela)

Luciano Antonio Quartet (Brazil| Chicago, USA)

Millennium Park

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

201 E. Randolph St.

3pm

All Ages

 

Mexican Independence Day

Mariachi Flor de ToloacheMariachi Flor de Toloache (NYC)

Los Hijos De La Montaña (Tucson, Arizona + Portland, OR)

Thalia Hall

1807 S. Allport

8pm doors open, 9pm show

21+

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The 606 Walk + Global Peace Picnic with Juicebox Concerts

September 17

Humboldt Park Boathouse

1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

2-6pm

All Ages

 

Schedule of Activities and Performers

  • 11-12:30pm - Instrument Making at Milwaukee/Leavitt Park and Ridgeway Trailhead
  • 12:30-2pm - Peace Procession to the Humboldt Overlook
  • 2-6pm - Global Peace Picnic @ Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

 

Artists PerformingMdou Moctar (Photo by Christopher Kirkley)

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Nicole Mitchell & Ballake Sissoko: Bamako * Chicago Sound System (USA + Mali)

University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 E. 60th St.

3-4pm and 5:45-6:45pm

All Ages

 

FELABRATION!

Special Guest to be announced at a later date.

Bitori (Cape Verde)

Africa HI-FI (Chicago, USA)

Concord Music Hall

2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.

7pm doors open, 8pm show

21+