11/12 | Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray at International House/University of Chicago


“The Czech-born vocalist and composer ranges around the world music map, fusing Yiddish songs, folk influences and instrumentation from three continents for a rich listening experience.” ~Toronto Star

“World music in the truest sense of the word. It sends chills up and down your spine and makes the eyes moisten, and it is an absolute must have for any serious world music aficionado …a magical album full of charm and beauty that grips the listener and won’t let go” ~ Rainlore’s World of Music (U.K.)

Czech-born Canadian chanteuse Lenka Lichtenberg creates aural soundscapes of mesmerizing grandeur and beauty. Singing in six languages, Lichtenberg seamlessly ranges from innovative expressions of Eastern European and Middle Eastern traditional music to her own compositions which forge her European roots together with North American jazz, Brazilian samba, Indian classical and more, into captivatingly soulful global grooves.

The only child of Holocaust survivors, Lenka escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to a new life in Canada, discovering her roots and developing a richly diverse artistic palette along the way. Her ethereal voice can be playful and provocative, or spiritual and deeply introspective, in equally authentic measure. Her Toronto-based ensemble Fray is comprised of the finest global fusion, jazz and traditional musicians from around the world. To date, Lenka has released nine full-length albums that reflect her diverse personal and artistic journey. She has toured in 15 countries across four continents and garnered radio play around the world.

Lenka on Soundcloud

7pm International House/Assembly Hall East 59th Street, Chicago

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