Spotlight 09/11-09/16 | Annual Concert for Peace: Harmony – East Meets West, Horizonte , Chris Sarlas Orchestra (Greek-American music) at Chicago SummerDance , Chilean Dance Workshop with Conjunto Folklórico Horizonte, Indian dance workshops by legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, Bebel Gilberto w/Paulinho Garcia , Magic Carpet (World Jazz fusion) at Chicago SummerDance, Dancing for Change- with Earth Beat Sound System for Playing For Change day at East Meets West, Las Guitarras de España plus Los Hombres Perdidos
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11
Annual Concert for Peace: Harmony – East Meets West
Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the city’s leader in new art music and inventive collaborations, commemorates the September 11th tragedy with the Annual Concert for Peace, this year subtitled Harmony – East Meets West, featuring globally inspired music and guest performers ranging from Native American to Chinese, Indian-American and Israeli.
The Fulcrum Point ensemble, led by its Founder and Artistic Director Stephen Burns, will be joined by special guest artists, Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, local acoustic band Zamin led by vocalist Zeshan Bagewadi, trained in Indian vocal techniques, and flutist Mary Stolper.
Repertory selections performed by Fulcrum Point include Israeli composer Shulamit Ran’s “East Wind” for solo flute, David Dzubay’s “Wintu Dream Song,” based on a Native American song from the Wintu tribe, and Chinese composer Zhou Long’s otherworldly “Harmony,” blending traditional Chinese and contemporary Western music styles.
10 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12
Horizonte (compilation of music and dance of Chile)
is a folkloric group whose principal mission is to promote Chilean culture. This event is a partnership with the Chilean Consulate as a celebration of Chilean Independence. The presentations of the folkloric group “Horizonte” are characterized by spectacles full of color and a compilation of music and dance of Chile, which results in an entertaining presentation, which encourages the understanding of Chile’s expansive culture and spotlights the more representative regions of Chile.
The Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm FREE reservations 773.728.6000
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Bombazo: AfriCaribe, Buya & BomPleneras – Afro-Puerto Rican Jam Session FREE
Dance Lesson: 6:00-7:00 pm – AfriCaribe – Puerto Rican Bomba, Live Music: 7:00-9:00 pm
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1359 N. Sacramento Ave.
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
An Evening with The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
Argentinian jazz and gypsy swing guitar virtuoso with quartet.
City Winery 6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start $20
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Chris Sarlas Orchestra (Greek-American music) at Chicago SummerDance FREE
The 16th annual Chicago SummerDance series presents free Greek Folk dance lessons by Tina Mango and live music and dancing, featuring Chris Sarlas Orchestra performing Greek-American music.
The Chris Sarlas Orchestra is an ensemble ranging in size from eight to seventeen performers, featuring the city’s most sought-after and accomplished Chicago wedding musicians. Distinctive music, a diverse repertoire, exceptional vocalists, and impeccable attention to detail make this orchestra the ideal choice for Chicago wedding music and other fantastic celebrations.The Chris Sarlas Orchestra is highly sought-after within Hellenic communities nationwide and their seamless transitions between these diverse musical styles are what make this band so distinctive, impressive, and popular.
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden 4pm FREE
601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Chilean Dance Workshop with Conjunto Folklórico Horizonte
Join members of Conjunto Folklórico Horizonte as they teach la cueca, the national dance of Chile. The visiting masters will give a brief history of the dance and then demonstrate four styles of cueca (nortina, chilota, central, and brava) to live music in regional dress. There will also be a description and demonstration of the instruments of each region.
The Old Town School of Folk Music/ 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Indian dance workshops by legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan (Sep 14 – 16)
IBDF is excited to launch their debut event by bringing a master dance intensive workshop by Saroj Khan to Chicago. Register by completing online registration and booking on Sulekha.com. Space is very limited. Aaja Nachle workshop for Adults, Dance Intensive workshop for professional dancers/teams/teachers/kids/teens and adults
The Academy of Dance Arts. 1524 Centre Circle Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Bebel Gilberto w/Paulinho Garcia (09/14 & 09/15 )
Known for her adventurous blends of Brazilian, European and electronic pop styles, Gilberto continues to blur musical boundaries on All In One. But the sensual rhythms of her native country
dominate the production courtesy of Carlinhos Brown, Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), Mark Ronson, Daniel Jobim and John King of the acclaimed Dust Brothers. Some arrangements, particularly on “Far From the Sea,” “Port Antonio” and “Secret,” dazzle with sensitive instrumentation, folding in strings and woodwinds. Or they thump with irresistible beats.
Canteca de Macao (Flamenco Mestizo, Madrid) + Soulphonetics
With a remarkable repertoire of songs combining ska, flamenco and elements of circus, Canteca de Macao entrances audiences with music that celebrates the earth, water and wine, and many other things we hold dear.
Eclectic Spanish ensemble Canteca de Macao create an infectious musical orchestration of styles that borrows from flamenco, jazz, reggae, rock, and an assortment of Mediterranean sounds. Canteca de Macao’s unparalleled concert productions, in combination with their melodic finesse, makes for an overwhelming showcase not to be missed!
Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier 5:30pm to 10pm
600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago
Art for Haiti Benefit II
Haitian DJ Vadimi Pierre and a great evening of charity, music and art!
Zhou B Art Center 6pm-10pm
1029 W 35th Pl, Chicago
Pagode do Marcao(SAMBA NIGHT)
Revolver Bar 10pm to 2am NO COVER
3759 N. Damen Ave, Chicago 773-529.9135
Rock the Casbah w/DJ Atone and DJ Jonny 5
Nv Penthouse Lounge FREE till 11p w/ RSVP to Hamed@MamuEvents.com
116 W Hubbard St, Chicago
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15
Magic Carpet (World Jazz fusion) at Chicago SummerDance FREE
The 16th annual Chicago SummerDance series presents free Belly Dance lessons by Laura Riebock and live music and dancing, featuring Magic Carpet performing Ethiopian funk and World Jazz fusion
6 pm – 7 pm: Belly Dance lessons by Laura Riebock
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: live music and dancing featuring Magic Carpet
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Dancing for Change- with Earth Beat Sound System for Playing For Change day at East Meets West ( fundraiser)
A creative day of action that uses the universal power of music to create positive social change. Musicians from all over the world perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes to bring music into the lives of young people. Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. With DJ Shannon Harris, Dj Taz Rashid, Caswell James, DJ SoulPhonetics and Dancers from Chicago Samba
East Meets West 6pm-12am $15 donation to Playing For Change
2118 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago
Las Guitarras de España plus Los Hombres Perdidos (Flamenco Fusion and Old School Latin Music)
with special guests Ian Maskin on cello and celebrated flamenco dancer Wendy Clinard. Los Hombres Perdidos, brainchild of Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire guitarist Colin Bunn, will open the show with a set inspired by Mexican descargas, Cuba son and Spaghetti Westerns
Mayne Stage 9:00 PM 7:30 PM LOBBY DOORS
1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office 773.381.4554