06/13 | SoriBeat 2017 | Korean percussion art form, Pungmul


On behalf of Global Pungmul Institute (GPI), I’m so thrilled to announce that GPI’s youth pungmul ensemble SoriBeat will present their own annual Show on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm. The theater is at Christian Heritage Academy. GPI is dedicated to helping youth develop their cultural identity and youth leadership through Pungmul (Korean drumming)…

06/23-09/14 | Chicago SummerDance


The 21st Annual Chicago SummerDance Fridays–Sundays, June 23–September 14, 2017 Swing, waltz, cha-cha…or simply enjoy the music at the largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in introductory, one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by live music…

04/23 | Salaam-Shalom (Arabic and Klezmer music)


Salaam and Shalom are the Arabic and Hebrew words for “peace.” A musical message of good will and harmony comes through the concerts in which the heritage of many cultures are shared and celebrated. Salaam, Shalom ! The Salaam-Shalom Music Project delivers its message of peace and interfaith cooperation through a musical collaboration of Arabic and Klezmer musicians. In…

04/20-05/04 | Chicago Latino Film Festival


The 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival will take place April 20 – May 4 and will feature over 100 full feature-length and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. All of the films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles where appropriate. The audience will also have the…

04/25 | Istanbul Kültür University Choir (Anatolian music) FREE


Come hear a group of talented Turkish students in their a cappella renditions of traditional Anatolian music. The choir is made up of undergraduate and graduate students auditioned from all schools of the İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi. Ömer Yusuf Topçu, a native of Turkey, is a choir conductor, world music history, and western music instructor at…

04/15-05/04 | 16th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival


The Gene Siskel Film Center collaborates with the Chicago Palestine Film Festival to present the sixteenth annual festival representing the spirit and mood of contemporary Palestinian life. This festival is dedicated to exhibiting film and video work that is open, critical, and reflective of the culture, experience, and vision of the artists. April 15th @…

04/19 | Herencia de Timbiquí at OTS FREE


“Herencia de Timbiquí is one of the most exciting tropical music acts out of Colombia in recent years.” – WorldMusicCentral.org While Colombia is often synonymous with Cumbia, the music from the Pacific Coast, like that of Herencia de Timbiquí, remains largely unexplored. Herencia de Timbiquí works to preserve the ancestral roots of the marimba de…