I have to share with you an amazing world music experience that I had last night. Coincidentally, it happened during the severe thunderstorm that affected Chicago (for some reason, the best Summer memories that I have of this beautiful city have always happened under the rain). I went to see Brazilian musician Diogo Nogueira at the Music Without Borders series at Millenium Park. The Music Without Borders is a series of free outdoor concerts that explore music from cultures spanning the entire globe. The music was great and Diogo was able to connect with the audience really well, but what I most enjoyed about last night was the spirit of the people who attended the event. Many of them were familiar faces, locals from different parts of the world that love Brazilian music as well as musicians and dancers that tend to frequent Barra N on Tuesday nights. Despite the bad weather, we managed to have a fabulous time. We were dancing and cheering for Chicago even at the worst moment of the storm, when wind gusts were reaching 81 mph. Chicago definitely has the coolest people in the world! Here is a visual report of what happened last night. And if you have not experienced going to a Music Without Borders concert, I highly recommend you doing it. Gather some friends, bring a picnic blanket and some food, sit on the grass, and enjoy the performances of some incredible world musicians at one of the most beautiful places that we have here.
3 Replies to “The Chicago Music Without Borders Experience with Diogo Nogueira”
Great Video! The storm was very bad from up here on the 12th floor. It was howling and actually a bit scary. My dog was barking because of the rattling of my front door and the loud thunder. We have some damage out front of the building. I was glad when it quieted down.
Thanks Elizabeth! We were so infused with good energy that we were having fun during the storm. Good energy is so contagious!!!
…AND we have to thank Diogo Nogueira and his beautiful music for the good energy that was in the air. Ah, the power of music!!