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The Reader’s Guide to the World Music Festival Chicago 2010: Friday, September 24

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 […]

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The Reader’s Guide to the World Music Festival Chicago 2010: Thursday, September 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 […]