World Music Festival Chicago – Schedule

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***NOTE – unless otherwise noted, all lineups are listed with the headliner first followed by the opening performers

 

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(schedule is subject to change)

Friday, September 13–Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

78 E. Washington St., 3rd Floor South

6pm-8am

All Ages

6–7:15pm

Josh Feinberg, Kunal Gunjal and Amit Kavthekar

 

7:45–9pm

Akshara Music Ensemble

 

9:30–10:45pm

Jay Gandhi and Nitin Mitta

 

11:15pm–12:30am

Prasanna, Patri Satish and Samyuktha Sreeram

 

1–2:30am

Nandkishor Muley and Ambi Subramaniam with Mahesh Krishnamurthy and Raj Deshmukh

 

3–4:30am

Roopa Mahadevan, Rajna Swaminathan and Arun Ramamurthy

 

4:45–6am

Samarth Nagarkar with Amit Kavthekar and Vikas Falnikar

 

6:15–8am

Saraswathi Ranganathan with GS Rajan, Patri Satish and Ganapathi Ranganathan

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

¡SÚBELO! – A Celebration of Pan Latin Music and Culture

Pirulo y la Tribu (Puerto Rico)

Los Wembler’s de Iquitos (Peru)

Centavrvs (Mexico)

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

3–7pm

All Ages

 

Lucibela (Cape Verde) | Girma Bèyènè and Akalé Wubé (Ethiopia| France | USA)

The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.

6pm doors open, 7pm show

21+

 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

 

Girma Bèyènè and Akalé Wubé (Ethiopia| France | USA)

Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with special guest Tiokwe Sehume of South Africa (Chicago, USA)

Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

7pm

21+

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

 

The Englewood/Soweto Exchange (Chicago | South Africa)

Jeremy Dutcher (First Nation/Canada)

Old Town School of Folk Music

The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

7pm

All Ages

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

 

Jeremy Dutcher (First Nation/Canada)

American Indian Center, 3401 W. Ainslie St.

7pm

All Ages

 

Lankum (Ireland)

Yandong Grand Singers of China (China)

Beverly Arts Center, 1309, 2407 W. 111th St.

7pm

All Ages

 

Friday, September 20, 2019

 

MABANG! (China)

Yandong Grand Singers of China (China)

Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th St.

5pm

All Ages

 

Lankum (Ireland)

Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave.

7pm

All Ages

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

 

MABANG! (China)

DePaul University

Holtschneider Performance Center

Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall, 2330 N. Halsted St.

7pm

 

Ikebe Shakedown (New York, USA)

Ana Ewerling (Moldova | USA)

Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

8pm

21+

 

AfrotroniX (Chad | Montreal, Canada)

KOKOKO! (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Chop Shop & 1st Ward Events, 2033 W. North Ave.

9pm

21+

 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

 

Global Peace Picnic

In commemoration of the International Day of Peace

The Garifuna Collective (Belize | Central America)

KOKOKO! (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Hermán Olivera y su Orquesta (New Jersey, USA)

Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

2–6pm

All Ages

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 

HaitianDansCo (Haiti)

Gurdjieff Ensemble (Armenia)

Old Town School of Folk Music

The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

7pm

All Ages

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

 

Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger) | Kim So Ra (South Korea)

Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave.

7pm

21+

 

Friday, September 27, 2019

 

Gamelan Çudamani (Bali, Indonesia)

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St.

6pm

All Ages

Tickets are required for entry at HarrisTheaterChicago.org and reservations are encouraged. Walk-up will also be available on a first come, first served basis.

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

 

Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited (Zimbabwe | USA)

Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan | New York City, USA)

Funkadesi (Chicago, USA)

Chief Boima (New York City, USA)

Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.

9pm

21+

 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

 

World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier

In Collaboration with Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Alliance and DCASE

Fidel Nadal featuring Mr. Pauer (Argentina | Venezuela)

Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan | New York City, USA)

LowDown Brass Band (Chicago, USA)

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Noon–7pm

All Ages

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