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…

02/18 | Global music icon Idan Raichel: Piano Songs


“This one-man Middle East peace accord makes music that is an ambitious celebration of multicultural diversity. The ethnic elements are cleverly rewired with modern grooves to create an ambient journey that thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.” – The Times (UK) With his latest album, a solo release, producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer…

July 18 &19 Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival


Celebrate COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY, DANCE, FOOD, MUSIC, CRAFTS AND ROGERS PARK at Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival, curated by Sound Culture Center for Global Arts. Celebrate Clark Street is located on Clark Street between Morse Ave. and Estes Ave. in Rogers Park. A small donation of $5/person | $10/family is requested. Highlights include: – Two…

06/02 | Ian Maksin +Goran Ivanovic Trio @ City Winery Chicago


Two of Chicago’s hottest solo instrumental artists are joining their talents once again to create a one-of-a-kind fusion of styles and sonorities: Ivanovic’s electrifying mix of Balkan, Arabic and Flamenco with Maksin’s soulful blend of classical, jazz and world music. The eclectic program will range from solo numbers of Ivanovic’s and Maksin’s original compositions as…

Sousou & Maher Cissoko – World Music Wednesday 04/09


Africa Moo Baalu Album Release! Expressive singing and rhythmically rocking music define this unique and charismatic duo. Together with their groovy band they line up well-known artists from Senegal and Sweden on kora, guitar, percussion and bass, combining influences from reggae, mbalax, folk, soul and blues. The combination of their rhythmic energy and intimate vocals…