Wed 02/13-Wed 02/20


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13
Flamenco Flamenca
Famed flamenco dancer and choreographer Edwin Aparicio explores themes of gender in flamenco with this stunning new work. While flamenco is steeped in tradition, it continues to evolve, and Aparicio’s choreography pushes it forward with evocative imagery and spectacular footwork.
Edwin Aparicio is considered to be one of the most sought-after flamenco performers, teachers, and choreographers in the United States. He has been described by critics as “the most amazing dancer seen in years,” and as “a technical powerhouse dancing with blistering conviction.”
Old Town School Of Folk Music/Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 8.30pm FREE! ($10 suggested donation)

The Sahmat Collective: opening reception w/ music by South Asian Vocal Ensemble’s Sugaraga
The Sahmat Collective (02/14-06/09) art and politics in India through the work of the Delhi-based collective Sahmat. The evening features live performances by Rakae Jamil, Apsara, and the UChicago South Asian Vocal Ensemble’s Sugaraga.
Smart Museum of Art 7pm FREE
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago 773-702-0200

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14

A Night in Spain (Flamenco Night) w/Dancers from the Ensemble Español Crystal Ruiz and Sean Arana
Flamenco Night, Brand New Tapas Menu to enjoy while you are mesmerized by the Spanish Guitar and Flamenco Dancing
Adriatic Cafe Restaurant 7.30pm Call and make reservations- (773) 828-8889
5553 N Clark St, Chicago

Dances From the Heart 2013 at the Athenaeum Theatre
A special Valentine’s Day performance featuring 13 dynamic acts including the best of Dance Chicago 2012 and newly curated acts, presenting an amazing array dance styles such as: aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, stepping, Irish, Mexican folkloric, hip-hop, urban/performance art and more!

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music. Ladysmith live is always an amazing experience with a unique musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience for over four decades.
Old Town School Of Folk Music/Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 9.30pm  $45 General Public $43 Members

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo blends the rhythms and harmonies of their native South Africa with gospel creating a magical sound that electrifies audiences. Formed in the 1960’s, the Grammy-winning a cappella group’s harmonies were so polished that they were banned from competitions. They found international fame when they were featured on Paul Simon’s Graceland and have been traveling the world ever since “spreading the message of peace, love, and harmony.”
Elgin Community College Arts Center 8 p.m $35 box office 847-622-0300
1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123

Vusi Mahlasela / solo acoustic
Vusi Mahlasela is simply known as ‘The Voice’ in his home country, South Africa, celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics. His new album Say Africa is full of songs of freedom, of revolution, of love and of life.
City Winery 6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17

“Bell’Italia”: The Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Navy Pier
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is regarded as Italy’s leading and longest-standing traditional music ensemble, hailing from the Salento, the heel of the Italian boot, in Puglia.
Bandleader, fiddler, and drummer Mauro Durante and company can make an audience shimmy with the energy of the ancient ritual of pizzica tarantata, said to cure the taranta spider’s bite with its frenzied trance dances. CGS shows are a life explosion: full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery, they bring the audience from the past into modernity, and back.
Navy Pier 12pm-5pm FREE
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago

Idan Raichel Project
Six years ago, when Israeli keyboardist and composer Idan Raichel was an unknown musician working in a home studio in his parent’s basement in a small city near Tel Aviv, he never imagined that his experiments fusing Israeli pop music with Middle Eastern, African, Indian and other global sounds would ever result in the biggest-selling records in Israeli history and propel him to a role as a major figure in the international global music scene. The Idan Raichel Project’s explosive rise saw the multicultural collaborative break sales records in Israel and perform across the globe to rapturous crowds in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Raichel continues to expand upon the success of the ever-evolving project, collaborating on outside recordings with India Arie and Vieux Farka Touré.
City Winery 6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18
Idan Raichel Project
Six years ago, when Israeli keyboardist and composer Idan Raichel was an unknown musician working in a home studio in his parent’s basement in a small city near Tel Aviv, he never imagined that his experiments fusing Israeli pop music with Middle Eastern, African, Indian and other global sounds would ever result in the biggest-selling records in Israeli history and propel him to a role as a major figure in the international global music scene. The Idan Raichel Project’s explosive rise saw the multicultural collaborative break sales records in Israel and perform across the globe to rapturous crowds in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Raichel continues to expand upon the success of the ever-evolving project, collaborating on outside recordings with India Arie and Vieux Farka Touré.
City Winery 6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19

FELA! The Musical at Arie Crown Theater   | Discounted tickets (02/19-02/23 )

WEDNESAY FEBRUARY 20
Makana at World Music Wednesdays at Old Town School Of Folk Music
Makana’s solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key guitar and his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock,” or slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga, imbued with the spirit of Hawaii

Cabin Fever Trio ( Originals and interpetations on Jazz, Reggae and Latin classics)
El Cid 2 7pm-10pm
2645 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago

PEÑA NIGHT AT FOLKLORE ARGENTINE RESTAURANT
A night of Argentine atmosphere, live folklore and tango, while drinking some wine. A buffet of food will be served for $15.00 and we will be having a wine tasting
Folklore 7pm please call folklore for reservations. 773.292.1600
2100 W Division St, Chicago

FEB 20-FEB 30

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