SPOTLIGHT 04/10-04/16


West African Dance w/Fadima Shay Sutton
In this traditional West African dance class you will gain knowledge of the dance, technique/nuances and history of each dance each week. West African dance embodies the relentless love of artistic expression through movement! We will dive into the rich and invigorating moves of Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire… So please come and join us in this weekly traditional dance experience!
Sherman Park (Field House Entrance) 6:30pm-8pm All levels/ All ages $10/$5 child
1301 W. 52nd St. (52nd & Racine) Chicago, IL

Albert Sierra and his Cuban Flavor (Cuban Folkloric and Jazz)
90 Miles Cuban Cafe, 2540 W Armitage, Chicago 773/227-2822

Bossa TRes
exotic and rhythmic sounds of Brazil
Ñ Bar 10pm NO COVER
2977 North Elston Avenue | Chicago IL  (773) 866-9898

Aloke Dutta
Aloke Dutta is an extraordinary Bengali tabla player and an important figure in modern percussion having taught many influential Western drummers including Danny Carey of Tool, Terry Bozzio, and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson. He is an esteemed teacher, notable author, and amazing performer who, with his unique style of playing, is one of very few percussionists truly able to captivate an audience as a soloist.
Old Town School Of Folk Music  8.30pm Free ticketed event. $5 suggested donation
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret (04/04-05/06 Wed-Sun)
Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret is a playful, sexy, occasionally subversive, always entertaining, musical pastiche of Asian and Middle Eastern images in American and British song and verse. From Broadway show tunes to pop, from country to rap, folk to rock, poetry to prose, Re-Spiced turns the tables on “us” and “them” with panache and glee and leaves us wondering just who’s who?
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago ( up to 50% off discounted tickets via GoldStar)

Lamajamal (World, Middle Eastern, Balkan, North African)
new tunes and new psychedelic arrangements of all your favorite bellydance and balkan tunes
Quenchers Saloon 9pm $5
2401 N Western Ave, Chicago

Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project, Bulbul Classical Arabic Ensemble
Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project presents: The One-Day Silk Road Festival. Internationally recognized violinist Steve Gibons, a Chicago-based player active in many World Music/Jazz ensembles leads the One-Day Silk Road Festival, an all-star evening of music journeying through Arabic, Balkan, French Roma, and Celtic musical cultures. The concert celebrates the musical threads held in common by these traditions and brings together a diverse group of world-class performers who call Chicago home (plus a few special surprise visitors.
Mayne Stage 7.30 pm Discounted Tickets for Sound Culture fans -> 2 for 1 with code: gypsy and $12 single GA tickets with code: soundculture
1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office 773.381.4554


Swing Brasileiro is back with another edition of the PAGODE DO MARCAO, Playing the best of the Samba de Raiz, pagode, classicos and more, Exalta, Revelacao, Zeca…etc etc…
REvolver Bar 10pm-1am NO COVER
3759 N. Damen Ave – Chicago

Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion | A national treasure of India, tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain was called “a living genius whose unadulterated performances of Indian music are among the most thrilling anywhere” by the New York Times. Hussain’s impressive dexterity combined with the virtuosity of the finest percussionists from India’s classical and folk traditions will inspire and amaze
Symphony Center 8pm
220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone (312) 294-3000

Rupa & The April Fishes
Their music has been described as a combination of Argentinean tango, Gypsy swing, American folk and Latin cumbias with Indian ragas. Time Out Chicago described Rupa and The April Fishes as “global agit-pop” and LA Times raves, “the April Fishes’ sound is ecstatic and powerfully evocative.”
Mayne Stage 9 pm
1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office 773.381.4554

The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo
A guitar duo that not only celebrate the tradition of guitar performance of the old and the current rapport but also as composers they are a part of a movement in the states who’s aim is to build the new repertoire for the next generation of guitar players.
Katerina’s 10pm $10
1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago

RED BARAAT (a fiery blend of raucous Indian bhangra and funky New Orleans brass).
The result, needless to say, is completely riotous. It’s a band unquestionably on the ascent playing some of the most prestigious festivals and theaters worldwide, and keeping their chops razor sharp in basements and sweaty sold out clubs across New York City. Leading an audience as diverse and joyful as the band itself, Red Baraat has subsumed a plateful of global influence, fused it, and is now exporting it Brooklyn-style to the world.
Schubas Tavern 8pm
3159 N. Southport, Chicago


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