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Old Town School of Folk Music Announces World Music Wednesday & Global Dance Party Series

Subrata Bhattacharya & Abhisek Lahiri / Lucio Feuillet Quinteto

Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music has announced the new season of its World Music Wednesday & Global Dance Party series. The weekly events provide a showcase of world music and dance featuring some of the finest local and touring talent. Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. Global Dance Party ticket prices vary.

Event Schedule:

September 4, 8:30 PM – Mames Babegenush – World Music Wednesday

September 11, 8:30 PM – Subrata Bhattacharya & Abhisek Lahiri / Lucio Feuillet Quinteto – World Music Wednesday

September 18, 7:00 PM – Jeremy Dutcher / The Englewood/Soweto Exchange – World Music Wednesday – World Music Festival Chicago

September 18, 8:30 PM – Beppe Gambetta – World Music Wednesday – Rescheduled from January 30

September 25, 7:00 PM – The Gurdjieff Ensemble / HaitiDansCo – World Music Wednesday – World Music Festival Chicago

September 28, 8:30 PM – Jimmy Träskelin and Tallari – Global Dance Party

October 2, 8:30 PM – Emel Mathlouthi – World Music Wednesday

October 9, 8:30 PM – Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion – World Music Wednesday

October 16, 8:00 PM – Indigenous Peoples Day Concert Chicago – featuring Frank Waln, Nufolk Rebel Alliance, and OPLIAM – World Music Wednesday

October 23, 8:30 PM – Isabelle Olivier Trio – The O.A.S.I.S. Project – World Music Wednesday

October 30, 8:30 PM – Giovanni Seneca & Andreas Kapsalis – World Music Wednesday

November 1, 8:30 PM – Iré Elese Abure with Orisha Dance Chicago – Global Dance Party

November 6, 8:30 PM – The Bongo Hop – World Music Wednesday

November 13, 8:30 PM – René Izquierdo – New Latin American Music for the Guitar · World Music Wednesday

November 20, 8:30 PM – Nella – World Music Wednesday

November 27, 8:30 PM – Old Town School of Folk Music and Cenzontles present – The Cenzontles Indigenous Celebration · World Music Wednesday

Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625


Artist Profiles: Los Cenzontles

Los Cenzontles

Cenzontle is the Aztec word for mockingbird the bird of a hundred voices. Like the cenzontle, Los Cenzontles interpret a variety of regional Mexican styles. Los Cenzontles approach their performances with joyous energy sincerity and depth. Among the styles that they have interpreted are alabanzas, rancheras, pirekuas, son jarocho, Banda Sinaloense, tropical songs and dances of Mexico and the Caribbean and much more.

Since 1990 Los Cenzontles has worked with performed for and received support from numerous celebrities such as Linda Ronstadt Anthony Quinn Los Lobos Cheech Marin Yolanda del Rio Flaco JimÉnez Santiago JimÉnez Jr. Lalo Guerrero Gary Soto and Isabel Allende.

Line-up: Hugo Arroyo – Voice, tololoche (string bass) guitarrón, jarana; Don Gardner – Clarinet saxophone; Julian Gonzalez – Voice violin zapateado; Tregar Otton – violin tololoche palmas; Cristian Rodríguez – zapateado pandero bongos; Eugene Rodriguez – guitar vihuela guitarra de son; Lucina Rodriguez – Voice, zapateado; Fabiola Trujillo – Voice


Con Su Permiso Señores (Arhoolie CD 435 1995)

Volando en los Cafetales (Mockingbird Records 1999)

Hypnotizada (Mockingbird Records 1999)

Amor Paz y Sinceridad (Mockingbird Records 1999)

Cancionero (Mockingbird Records 2000)

De Una Bonita compilation (Arhoolie, 2000)

Cuatro Maestros with Santiago Jimenez Jr., Atilano Lopez, Julian Gonzalez and Andres Vega. (Mockingbird Records 2001)

Media Vida (Mockingbird Records 2002)

Plan de la Villa with Julian Gonzalez (Mockingbird Records 2002)

Huapango (Urtext Records 2007)

Songs of Wood & Steel (Los Cenzontles 2008)

Senn-Sont-Less (Los Cenzontles 2008)

American Horizon (Los Cenzontles 2009)

Raza De Oro (Los Cenzontles 2010)

Regeneration (South Central Music 2012)