World Music Festival Chicago 2019

Musicians from around the globe perform at Chicago’s Annual World Music Festival—from Africa, Asia, Southern Asia, Europe, all the Americas PLUS

When:
SEPTEMBER 13–29

Where:
Performances at 17 venues across the city include the all-night Ragamala at the Chicago Cultural Center, ¡SÚBELO! – A Celebration of Pan Latin Music and Culture in Millennium Park, the Global Peace Picnic in Humboldt Park and World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier and much more

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

Friday, September 13–Saturday, September 14

Ragamala – A Celebration of India Classical Music

Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
78 E. Washington St.
ALL AGES
6–7:15 p.m.
Josh Feinberg, Kunal Gunjal and Amit Kavthekar

7:45–9 p.m.
Akshara Music Ensemble

9:30–10:45 p.m.
Jay Gandhi and Nitin Mitta

11:15 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Prasanna, Patri Satish and Samyuktha Sreeram

1–2:30 a.m.
Nandkishor Muley and Ambi Subramaniam with Mahesh Krishnamurthy and Raj Deshmukh

3–4:30 a.m.
Roopa Mahadevan, Rajna Swaminathan and Arun Ramamurthy

4:45–6 a.m.
Samarth Nagarkar with Amit Kavthekar and Vikas Falnikar

6:15–8 a.m.
Saraswathi Ranganathan with GS Rajan, Patri Satish and Ganapathi Ranganathan

Saturday, September 14

¡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 Street
3–7 p.m.
ALL AGES

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

The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.
6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show
21+

Sunday, September 15

Girma Bèyènè and Akalé Wubé (Ethiopia| France | USA)
Khalil El’Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Chicago, USA)

Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
7 p.m.
21+

Wednesday, September 18

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.
7 p.m.
ALL AGES

Thursday, September 19

Jeremy Dutcher (First Nation/Canada)

American Indian Center
3401 W. Ainslie St.
7 p.m.
ALL AGES

Lankum (Ireland)
Yandong Grand Singers of China (China)

Beverly Arts Center
1309, 2407 W. 111th St.
7 p.m.
ALL AGES

Friday, September 20

MABANG! (China)
Yandong Grand Singers of China (China)

Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th St.
5 p.m.
ALL AGES

Lankum (Ireland)

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.
7 p.m.
ALL AGES

Saturday, September 21

MABANG! (China)

DePaul University
Holtschneider Performance Center
Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall
2330 N. Halsted St.
7 p.m.

Ikebe Shakedown (New York, USA)
Ana Munteanu (Moldova | USA)

Martyrs’
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
8 p.m.
21+

AfrotroniX (Chad | Montreal, Canada)
KOKOKO! (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Chop Shop & 1st Ward Events
2033 W. North Ave.
9 p.m.
21+

Sunday, September 22

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.
2–6 p.m.
ALL AGES

Wednesday, September 25

HaitianDansCo (Haiti)
Gurdjieff Ensemble (Armenia)

Old Town School of Folk Music
The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
7 p.m.
ALL AGES

Thursday, September 26

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

Sleeping Village
3734 W. Belmont Ave.
7 p.m.
21+

Friday, September 27

Gamelan Çudamani (Bali, Indonesia)

Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph St.
6 p.m.
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

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.
9 p.m.
21+

Sunday, September 29

World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier
Collaboration among 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–7 p.m.
ALL AGES

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