FRIDAY August 16
India Indepen-DANCE! with dj Cheb i Sabbah at Global Dance Party
Old Town School of Folk Music and Kalapriya present dj Cheb i Sabbah. Born in Algeria of Berber (Amazigh) descent, Cheb i Sabbah moved to Paris as a teenager and became a DJ by chance. By the late 1980s, residing in San Francisco, he was internationally pushing boundaries on the dance floor, seeking ways to infuse Asian, Arabic, and African sounds into the mix. Then as the “world music” movement unfolded, Cheb i Sabbah took the inspired step of recording traditional and classical musicians from India, Pakistan, and Africa, effectively transforming those compositions into sonic landscapes, thus creating a new style of electronic music “composed” by a DJ.
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm
The Balkan Invasion: Vivian Garcia, DJ RomaSoul w/ Live accompaniment by Black Bear Combo!
Vivian Garcia : With a background in Latin America rhythms, and studies of traditional flamenco both at the Old Town School of Folk music and at the Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas in Granada Spain, Garcia quotes “I am a singer who plays guitar, not the other way around…It is in Madrid that I begun writing my own music and as life would have it composing in English. I have been a gigging musician since 1999.” She will present us with some rumbas flamencas and of course awesome new original work.
DJ RomaSoul with Live accompaniment from the members of Black Bear Combo.(Brass/Reed Gypsy/Balkan band) This will be a jam like no other!
Subterranean 10.15pm $5
2011 W. North Ave, Chicago