Old Town School Of Folk Music in Chicago Introduces World Music Wednesdays: Winter/Spring 2009

old_town_school_folkOld Town School Of Folk Music in Chicago introduces a new series called World Music Wednesdays, which replaces the previous format of Peña, Afrofolk, and World Music Series by presenting music of all of these genres in each three-month series.

The series will run all year round (48 Wednesdays). This unique series is a free community series that explores the rich diversity that exists in the Chicago community. This series will present music, dance and culture of Africa, Europe, Asia, The Middle East and The Americas.


General Listing:

What: World Music Wednesdays

When: Every Wednesday from January 7 to March 25, 2009, 8:30 to 10:30 PM (except
March 4th which will run 9:30 to 11:30 PM)

Where: The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Contact: Call (773) 728-6000 or visit oldtownschool.org

Admission: FREE (suggested donation of $5)

Media Sponsors: Radio M on WBEZ / TimeOut Chicago




Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Los Guitarristas (Latino Guitar Traditions)


Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Juliano Milo and his Gypsy Jazz Orchestra (Gypsy/Balkan)


Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Jesus Enriquez (Latin Ballads/Salsa)

Artist Link: www.myspace.com/jesusenriquez


Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Curumin (Brazil)

Artist Link: www.myspace.com/curumin

Brazilian Percussion is offered in the Thursday Workshop Series.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Salsa Congress Preview (Salsa)

Artist links: www.chicagosalsacongress.org, www.griselleponce.com, www.andymambo.com

Ladies don’t miss out on Griselle’s Ladies Styling Class in the Thursday Workshop


Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Gabriel Alegria (Afro-Peruvian Jazz)

Afro-Peruvian Cajón is offered in the Thursday Workshop Series


Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Gokhi-Bi System (Hip-Hop/Senegal)


Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Hewar Music Group (Syria/Chicago)

Artist link: www.myspace.com/hewargroup


Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

Esperanza Spalding (Jazz)


Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Pistolera (Mexico/NYC)

Artist link: www.pistolera.net


Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Funkadesi (Indian/world)

Artist link: www.funkadesi.com


Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Helder Moutinho (Portugal)

Artist link: www.heldermoutinho.com



This is a special event co-sponsored by The Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti and
The Chicago Hurricane Relief Project.

Saturday, January 10, 2009, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Victor Miranda Rodriguez Quartet (Cuba)
Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company (Haiti/Caribbean)
Donald Dorcilus (Haiti)
And special guest artists

$25 General Admission (Tickets available through OTS box office and through TIX.COM)


Author: World Music Central News Department

World music news from the editors at World Music Central


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