09/27 & 29 | Piya Behrupiya a translation of Twelfth Night by Shakespeare


Part of the 2016 Eye On India festival, this award-winning production is a translation of Twelfth Night, and presented as a traditional nautanki folk musical, and filled with beautiful melodies from Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Combining cruelty with high comedy, and the pangs of unrequited love with Shakespeare’s subtle poetry and exquisite songs, this…

10/01 | Mehfil: An evening of 100 Strings


Mehfil is an atmospheric experience, a plunge into Hindustani sound. Mandala Arts presents the melodic brilliance of two stringed instruments: the Santoor and the Sarod. The Santoor, beckoned with a pair of wooden tongs, has newly been adapted into Hindustani Classical music, but is found throughout Central Asia and Europe. Played by Mumbai-based, international Santoor…

10/02 | Chicago Folklore Ensemble album release “The World in Chicago”


Chicago Folklore Ensemble is releasing it’s first album, entitled The World in Chicago! Please join us as we celebrate with an afternoon performance of songs and stories of Chicago immigrants, followed by a feast with food from each country! The World in Chicago is a delightful fusion of classical and world music! Original arrangements of…

09/17-10/02 | Eye on India 2016


Eye on India is an annual cultural festival that presents the best of traditional and contemporary Indian art, literary and cultural forms to local audiences. The program includes a mix of art exhibits, debates and discussion panels, cultural performances, and collaborations with local artists and groups in the city of Chicago. Eye on India has…

09/09-25 | World Music Festival Chicago 2016 FREE


The 18th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 25, 2016 and is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists…

09/20 | Tatsu Aoki’s ensemble The Miyumi Project FREE at MCA


Tatsu Aoki’s ensemble the Miyumi Project is one of the longest standing amalgams of Chicago’s avant-garde jazz and Japanese traditional music. A collaboration between African American and Asian-American jazz artists, the Miyumi Project explores a nexus of past and present cultures. The Miyumi Project features Tatsu Aoiki, Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Jaime Kempkers, Kioto, and…

09/13 | Stary Olsa (medieval Belarusian) at Copernicus Center w DJ Bashert


Medieval Music meets ROCK ! Belarusian band Stary Olsa occupies a unique position of where past meets present. Stary Olsa (Belarusian: Стары Ольса) is a Belarusian medieval folk band. Stary Olsa play medieval Belarusian music of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.They play music from the Middle Ages and The Renaissance on traditional instruments with the…