The World Music Festival’s free lineup includes Sidi Touré, Bassekou Kouyaté, and lots more.
Jack DeJohnette and Wadada Leo Smith are just two of the highlights of the first two days of the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Cyrus Chestnut, Paul Di’Anno, James Chance, the DKV Trio, and more
Noon | Claudia Cassidy Theater Pansori Brecht Though playwright Bertolt Brecht captured his place and time (Europe between the world wars) with incisive, biting detail, his works are nearly as adaptable as Shakespeare’s and have been transposed into other contexts with great success. Pansori is a Korean musical and theatrical tradition that relies to a […]
Noon | Old Town School of Folk Music | $10, $9 members Jessica Fichot 1 PM | Navy Pier Joan Soriano Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Joan Soriano made his Chicago debut a couple years ago, tagging along on a package tour that presented some of the foundational figures of bachata, the dominant guitar-based music of […]
Noon | Claudia Cassidy Theater Rajeev Taranath & Nayan Ghosh See Sunday, September 26. Khaira Arby See Sunday, September 26. Kenge Kenge See Sunday, September 26. 7 PM | Preston Bradley Hall Rajeev Taranath, Nayan Ghosh, and Subrata Bhattacharya See Sunday, September 26. Tabla player Subrata Bhattacharya will join the duo for this set. 7:30 […]
Noon | Claudia Cassidy Theater Salil Bhatt & Doug Cox’s Slide to Freedom Ordo Sakhna I sometimes think even midwesterners used to the Great Plains would feel a terrifying agoraphobia if suddenly transplanted to the Central Asian steppes. But their wide-openness seems to inspire a sort of intimacy in the traditional music of the nomadic […]
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: No Age, Sleep, Oval, Ben Frost, High Places, Joshua Abrams, Thee Oh Sees, and more