03/12-03/16 | Hapa | European Union Film Festival | La República |Chicago Flamenco Festival | El Payo y La Tiranta “Noche Flamenca”|HOLI! India’s Festival of Colors |Demirkan & Sertab Erener Painted on Water |Evanston Escola de Samba “Carnaval 2014”

03/12 | Hapa at World Music Wednesdays | HAPA, they are Hawaii’s musical rainbow warriors…they captivate your heart and soothe your soul. Flanagan is a brilliant Curator of hip Polynesian sounds.” – Kenny Loggins
Often described as the “sound of Maui,” HAPA’s music evokes a feeling of beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the ‘oli (chant), mele (song), at the elegant movements of the spiritual dance known as hula, and the exhilarating innovative sounds of the virtuoso slack key guitar. Old Town School of Folk Music

03/13 LOVE IS BLIND (KERTU) /17th Annual European Union Film Festival | When Vilu, the village wastrel and alcoholic womanizer, gets Kertu, a deeply withdrawn young woman regarded as mentally challenged, pregnant, public opinion brands him a rapist. Their forbidden love foments a power struggle between a control-mad father and a mother and son on the wrong side of the tracks and reveals a truth that has been hiding in plain sight for all of Kertu’s thirty years. In Estonian with English subtitles. Special advance screening courtesy of Paul Thiltges Distributions. DCP digital. (BS) Gene Siskel Film Center

03/13 Mehran Jalili Flamenco Quintet /Chicago Flamenco Festival | Mehran is an avant garde Flamenco guitarist in Chicago that is composing, recording and performing at all times. His first Cd “Angels of Persepolis”, released in 2010, has gained him an international reputation and was chosen by UK’s Rainlores World of Music as the best world music album of 2010. His new Cd “Subterranea” released Sep 2012, is a concept cd that is being distributed globally at the time. The music on Subterranea is along the vain of Progressive/Alternative/Psychedelic Rock influenced by the Flamenco guitar. Uncommon Ground on Devon

03/14 | El Payo y La Tiranta “Noche Flamenca” at Global Dance Party | El Payo y La Tiranta will present a night of flamenco music and dance including styles such as Rumbas, Sevillanas, and Bulerias. The members hail from diverse ethnic backgrounds including Spain, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the USA. Old Town School of Folk Music

03/15 Evanston Escola de Samba Presents: Carnaval 2014 | Carnaval time is here! Join EEDS and friends for an amazing Carnaval event. CARNAVAL 2014 brings together the finest Brazilian groups from Chicago and beyond for a night of high-energy Brazilian percussion, dancing, and excitement! Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

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