May 23-May 30


WEDNESDAY MAY 23
Juanito Pascual Trio (Flamenco)
Juanito Pascual – Guitar, Tupac Mantilla – Percussion, Brad Barrett – Acoustic Bass, Plus Special Guest: Jose Moreno – Flamenco Dancer
National Public Radio calls Juanito Pascual one of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years. Don’t miss this explosive evening featuring Pascual’s original compositions, the passion of flamenco song and dance, and sizzling percussion.
“…when the musicians engaged in impassioned cross-fire, the heat index broke all records” – The Village Voice
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm Free ticketed event. $5 suggested donation
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

Luciano Antonio Quartet – in Concert – featuring Neal Alger
Luciano Antonio will be performing original music from his recently released album ‘Vida De Artisa’, and also works of some of Brazil’s greatest composers such as Djavan, João Bosco, Jobim, to name a few! Luiz Ewerling – drums Ed Gerber – Bass Neal Alger – Guitar
Joe & Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase
806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago

THURSDAY MAY 24
Flamenco Guitar Workshop with Juanito Pascual
Performer, composer and educator Juanito Pascual has been the director of New England Conservatory’s (Boston) intensive “Unlocking the Art of Flamenco” summer program since 2005 and is author of the recently released “Total Flamenco Guitarist” method book. In this interactive workshop, Pascual will share his passion for teaching the art of flamenco, offering insights into his approach for developement of key technical and rhythmic skills used in flamenco guitar. In addition to specific technique and rhythm exercises the workshop will focus on important pointers to get the most out of your practice time, and optimize your development as a flamenco player.
Old Town School of Folk Music 7:00 PM to 8:20 PM $20
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

Festival of Aloha: Opening Ceremony and Concert
Drums of Tahiti featuring Aloha Lives! and Lanialoha on `Ukulele
The Festival of Aloha officially opens with a sacred ceremony including traditional `oli (chanting) and hula (dance). Lanialoha Lee is joined by elders from the American Indian Center, Kumu Hula Puanani Edgar, Alaka`i Nani Edgar, and two Chicago area troupes. Drums of Tahiti brings the far reaches of the South Pacific to the Midwest. Produced by Lanialoha Lee, and featuring Terii Humuhai’s Tahitian drumming with Moeata Tehani’s `Ori Tahiti. Together this trio and cast members join to relive the ways of Tahiti. Aloha Lives! is the newest production by Pacific Soundz featuring Lanialoha Lee. The voice of Lanialoha, her signature power strums for the `ukulele and her band, Aloha Lives!, perform a seamless and memorable concert of melodies, harmonies and rhythmic sounds that will inspire you.
Old Town School of Folk Music 7.30pm $20 General Public
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

FRIDAY MAY 25
Festival of Aloha: Kanikapila featuring Daniel Ho & Kumu Hula Puanani Edgar at Global Dance Party
Let’s Kanikapila kakou! Join us for a Hawaiian style jam and dance party. Experience first hand the cultural practice of Kanikapila through the Hawaiian ideals of sharing. The hula lesson will be taught by Kumu Hula Puanani Edgar and accompanied by Daniel Ho. `Ukulele, Slack Key Guitar, Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Hula patrons are all welcome to join in on this fun tradition. Be a part of the spirit of aloha!
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm $10
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

FORRO NIGHT w/SWING BRASILEIRO
Revolver Bar 9:30pm to 2am (NO COVER)
3759 N. Damen Ave, Chicago

SATURDAY MAY 26
Festival of Aloha: Daniel Ho with Jason Arimoto
Daniel performs original songs in English and Hawaiian that feature his versatility on `ukulele, slack key guitar and vocals. As an independent record company owner, he specializes in Hawaiian and acoustic-themed music. Daniel continues to pursue excellence in composition, performance, audio engineering and production.
Old Town School of Folk Music 8pm $25 General Public
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

A special Chicago benefit for World Music pioneer Cheb I Sabbah
w/CHEB I SABBAH, RADIOHIRO, STRIZ, DJ WARP, KC MENDICINO – Bellydance, TATIANA FONSECA – Bellydance
RE-DECOR by Rita A, Eveline u, and Marika Rika
World Music pioneer Cheb i Sabbah was last year diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He was advised that the cancer was spreading to his liver and left lung and that time were not on his side. Like many Americans, Chebiji – as he is affectionately known does not have health insurance. Due to his weak health condition, Chebiji found himself having to cancel live shows, meaning his income stream has come to a complete halt, with mounting medical bills and future medical costs ahead.Upon learning of his condition, a few close friends, artists and industry professionals have come together to rally around Chebiji to assist him with his fight.
Smart Bar Chicago $12 in advance $15 night of Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM
3730 North Clark Street, Chicago

DANCE SYNDROME | feat. DJ 4BZ + SOUND CULTURE (latin influenced experience of total coolness)
#Latin Jazz #Samba #Bossa #Break Beats #Baile Funk #Salsa Dura #Batucada #Afro Beat #Disco #Deep House #Cumbia #Dub #Reggae #Reggaeton #Tropical Bass #Carioca Funk #Moombahton #Hip-Hop #NuCumbia #Boogie #Bugaloo
Taxim 10pm-3am | 21+ $5 Cover
1558 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

SAT NIGHT SPECIAL-REGGAE DANCE PARTY
DJ PAPA G SPINS 100% REGGAE AND DANCEHALL WITH A SPLASH OF REGGAETON
People 10PM -3AM NO COVER
1560 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

INTERNATIONAL CONCERT
w/KAYSHA (CONGOLESE/FRENCH ICON & ZOUK SENSATION), TOP ADLERMAN (HAITIAN RAGGA & KOMPA LEGEND), AFRICAN KINGS* JOHNNY T * JEANRI* LADY AQUA* MUSIC BY* DJ FIRE*DJ MWELWA * DJ ODIKRO****A NIGHT OF COUPE DECALE*** ZOUK*** KOMPA**** REGGAE*** SOCA*** SOUKOUS*** N MUCH MORE
TBS HALL 10pm
2541 W. LAWRENCE CHICAGO

SUNDAY MAY 27
The Iranian Concert 2012 – THE MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Middle East Music Ensemble will perform a great selection of classical Persian music. The program will include beautiful vocal and instrumental pieces with breath taking arrangements and poems from some of the most widely known poets of this region.
International House at the University of Chicago 6.30pm FREE
1414 E 59th St, Chicago

Bombay Disco A Bollywood Masquerade Party! w/DJ Jimmy Singh | DJ Kyle Long
Dragonfly 9pm Door opens at 9pm Free Masquerade Masks! $7 Advance | $10 Door
832 West Randolph St, Chicago

White Out Party w/ India’s #1 Bollywood Remixer, DJ Suketu!
The Mid 9pm
306 N Halsted St, Chicago

WEDNESDAY MAY 30
CAPRE – Chicago Afro-Puerto Rican Ensemble
In 2011, SRBCC began the avant-garde and innovative project CAPRE — Chicago’s first Afro-Puerto Rican Orchestra.
Be ready for the true evolution of Bomba and Plena using familiar elements of genres like jazz, blues, rock, gospel, West African, and more, while the ancestral rhythms and songs of the island stand strong as the driving force of this new and historically innovative Boricua musical concept.
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm Free ticketed event. $5 suggested donation
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo
Ivanovic & Kapsalis’ virtuoso artistry embraces Mediterranean, Balkan, Latin, Classical, Rock & Jazz
Katerina’s 8.30pm $8
1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago

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