01/15 Funkadesi Live at City Winery – w/ DJ Redlox


This polycultural party returns to City Winery with their first public performance since their 21st Anniversary Concerts last month! Come enjoy a dining, concert, and dance experience set to a live Bolly-Reggae-Bhangra-Funk-Caribbean explosion! Funkadesi proudly hails from Chicago, representing the diverse multi-ethnic communities within the city. What distinguishes Funkadesi as a group is each band…

01/25-28 | Cuban PIANIST CHUCHITO VALDEZ TRIO


Chuchito Valdés, following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, continues the legacy of great piano players form Cuba. With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, Chuchito creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that drives audiences wild. This piano master captivates with his sensitivity and drives…

01/31| Paolo Angeli at World Music Wednesday at Old Town School of Folk Music


01/31 | Paolo Angeli with special guest Lucero Flamenco with Maya Tatiana and Mehran Jalili “…Speaking of punk and jazz, there’s Paolo Angeli. Sardinia’s madly imaginative master of the guitar – albeit a fabulously souped-up guitar of his own invention – veers, in dreamy and almost stream-of-consciousness kind of way, between the traditional music of his…

07/24 | Amadou & Mariam at Millennium Park Summer Music Series | FREE


Over the last few years big-selling albums such as ”Welcome to Mali” and ”Dimanche à Bamako” have taken Amadou and Mariam on an epic journey that has made the couple the best-selling – and best-loved – act to come out of Africa this century. They met in 1977 while attending the Institute for Young Blind…

06/13 | SoriBeat 2017 | Korean percussion art form, Pungmul


On behalf of Global Pungmul Institute (GPI), I’m so thrilled to announce that GPI’s youth pungmul ensemble SoriBeat will present their own annual Show on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm. The theater is at Christian Heritage Academy. GPI is dedicated to helping youth develop their cultural identity and youth leadership through Pungmul (Korean drumming)…

06/23-09/14 | Chicago SummerDance


The 21st Annual Chicago SummerDance Fridays–Sundays, June 23–September 14, 2017 Swing, waltz, cha-cha…or simply enjoy the music at the largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in introductory, one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by live music…