08/17 | Sacred Sounds of the Shona MBIRA of Zimbabwe, with Victoria Kruszewski


an intimate solo concert of Shona mbira music given by local artist Victoria Kruszewski.  Victoria sings beautiful traditional Shona melodies and accompanies herself polyrhythmically and melodically on the mbira.  The only percussion that is played alongside are some gourd rattles called hosho.  It is a trance-inducing, ancestor-channeling tradition many generations old.  It is so soothing…

08/20 | Mehmet Polat Trio – workshop & Concert at Worlds of Music Chicago


The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcome listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere…

12/18 | Golden Age of Austiran and Hungarian romantic melodies


Golden Age of the Austro-Hungarian empire played by great cimbolom player Alex Udvary and the renaissance man Jovan Mihailovic! It’ll be a night to remember!. The Hungarian cimbalom is one of the most elaborate of the world’s hammered dulcimers. Alex Udvary, a world reknown Hungarian Roma cimbalom master, will join Jovan Mihailovic, violin virtuoso and…