With more than 70 languages spoken in the neighborhood, and its eclectic mix of restaurants and shopkeepers from well over 40 countries (Latin America. Asia. The Middle East. The Philippines. Eastern Europe. Greece.), expect a truly international fest with diverse music, eclectic cuisine, global arts/crafts, and an activities area for Albany Park’s vibrant mix of families and kids.
12:30 p.m. – Tsukasa Taiko (Asian drumming)
2:30 p.m. – Malley Family Middle-Eastern Band
4:30 p.m. – Chicago Samba (Brazilian music and dancers)
6:30 p.m. – Urban Rhythm (Caribbean fusion/calypso)
8:30 p.m. – Sangre Michoacana (regional Mexican)
*Note: DJ Mwelwa Musambacine will spin World Music between acts
12:30 p.m. – Mass (Misa), Albany Park’s New Life Community Church
2:00 p.m. – Marimba Ixchel (Guatemalan)
3:30 p.m. – Seneke West African Ensemble (West African folkloric)
5:30 p.m. – Carpacho y su Super Combo (Colombian salsa and cumbia)
7:30 p.m. – Funkadesi (world music)
*Note: DJ SloMo and DJ Lui-G will spin World and Latin music between acts
The inaugural Albany Park Fest will be held at the busy intersection of Kimball (3400 W.) and Lawrence Avenue which also serves as a major transportation hub that is the terminus of the Brown Line.