WEDNESDAY JUNE 27
Go Brazil! Ramsey Lewis and His Electric Band/Sergio Mendes
Ravinia Park 7.30pm Concert features dance floor on the lawn
418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL
Indonesian Performing Arts Chicago
Indonesian Performing Arts Chicago is a not for profit organization dedicated to teaching and presenting the cultural arts of Indonesia through the sharing of Indonesian dance, music, culture, and traditions.
Expect a stunning display of traditional costumes, dances, and the mesmerizing sound of Balinese gamelan, which is quite distinct from the Javanese gamelan taught at the School.
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm Free ticketed event. Reserve your tickets in advance to ensure entry. $10 Suggested Donation
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
THURSDAY JUNE 28
Les Nubians Live
Grammy Nominated international recording artists Les Nubians have intrigued audiences for over a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style. This distinctive sound embodies the timeless vibrations of Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Doudou N’diaye Rose, Fela Kuti, Edith Piaf, The Fugees, and Soul II Soul.
Recognized for their colorful auras, Les Nubians’ vogue is a fusion of Funkin’ Fashion and Modern Amazon. Adoring fans pay tribute to the French/Cameroonian sister duo for their continuous flow of jazzy nuances, hard hitting drum ‘n’ bass lines, harmonious melodies, conscious proclamations and humanitarian endeavors.
THE SHRINE 2109 South Wabash Ave, Chicago
FRIDAY JUNE 29
Mateo y Los Bachateros at Global Dance Party
Mateo y Los Bachateros is one of Chicago’s premiere tropical Latin bands that specializes in the popular dance form of Bachata from the Dominican Republic. First founded in 2006 by Puerto Rican musician and boxer Luis Mateo, this band has been a mainstay in the Latin music scene performing around the region and backing up top touring artists. Luis Mateo will give a Bachata dance lesson prior to the live music
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm $10
Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall :: 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (Cuban son with the African soukous)
Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Lemvo’s blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba andkizomba) has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “seamless and infectious.”
Mayne Stage 9pm $20 GA | 20% for students with current ID | 18+ Show
1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago