WEDNESDAY JULY 11
Msafiri Zawose (traditional Gogo music and dance) & Sardina de Naiguatá (Afro-Venezuelan drumming)
Msafiri Zawose is a prominent Gogo musician from the Dodoma region of central Tanzania. He is the son of the late Dr. Hukwe Ubi Zawose, a world renowned performer of traditional Gogo music and dance.
Gogo music features a variety of instruments, including the limba, zeze, ndono, filimbi, and ngoma, all hand-made by the Zawose family in their family compound in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Msafiri has followed closely in his father’s footsteps and held on closely to the traditions of the Wagogo people as he continues his father’s legacy with the spirit and passion of a new generation.
Old Town School of Folk Music Free ticketed event. Reserve your tickets in advance to ensure entry. $10 Suggested Donation
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou
angular melodies, punchy horn lines, psychedelic guitar, an injection of funk and insistent, powerful percussion – beaten out on drums, gourds, bells and shakers. It’s music you can’t ignore.” – Simon Broughton, The Guardian
Poly-Rhythmo are probably the oldest of the post-independence bands in west Africa still active – but only just. The group was founded in Benin by Mélomé in 1968 and became hugely popular in the 1970s. They performed a varied repertoire of Afrobeat, songs based on the vodoun (voodoo) rituals in Benin, Latin music and James Brown-influenced funk.
Mayne Stage $28 GA | $38 Reserved Seating | 18+ show
1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago