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
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