Tag: Chicago Music
This legendary group originated from Havana and is considered to be part of the “Golden Age of Latin Music.” Chicago is the perfect venue this month as they play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Downtown!
(from website) The legendary musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club sparked a worldwide love affair with Cuban music with their first release in 1997, which was later included in Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest albums of all time. Original members Guajiro Mirabal, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo and Barbarito Torres come to Symphony Center for a night of the infectious energy that made the group an international phenomenon. Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, “one of the most gifted, adventurous spirits of his generation” (The Guardian)opens the program.
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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the full line-up of World Music Festival Chicago 2013, taking place Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 22. The citywide, 11-day festival will feature more than 70 free performances in more than 20 venues from acclaimed musicians and groups representing 34 countries from around the globe. The ambitious line-up includes five concerts in Millennium Park, an all-night celebration of Indian music at the Chicago Cultural Center and performances from Malian artists as part of the Festival au Desert – Caravan for Peace helping to make the 2013 festival one of the largest and longest running to date.
“World Music Festival Chicago will bring a diverse, international lineup of celebrated musicians to the people of Chicago for its 15th year, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The 2013 festival will extend its reach into … Read More »
Shemekia Copeland, Queen of Blues, is headlining at Blues Fest on Thursday night at Millennium Park in the Pritzker Pavillion. She will be performing with blues guitarist and Buddy Guy apprentice, Quinn Sullivan. This is the 30th annual Chicago blues fest and, when the weather cooperates, is one of the best free music events in the city.
Millennium Park – Jay Pritzker Pavilion (201. E. Randolph St.)
6:30–6:50pm – Fernando Jones’ Blues Kids of America
7:10–7:40pm – Jamiah On Fire & The Red Machine
8–9pm – Shemekia Copeland with special guest Quinn Sullivan
Click here for a complete listing of Blues Fest.