Chicago World Music Events for the weekend of June 17-19

Hello there!

Here is your world music  itinerary for this weekend in Chicago. Click on the links below or on the calendar link in the right column of this page for more information. I hope you can attend one or more of these events. And if you do, please share your comments/pics/videos with me. I would love to hear about your experiences exploring the city. Thanks!

June 17:

Peace Fest Chicago

Los Vicios de Papa and Middle Eastern Musicians at a Celebration of Freedom

Rudresh Mahanthappa & The Indo-Pak Coalition

Luciano Antonio CD Release

LA NOCHE: live afro-latin music and dance

Greek Night with Sounds of Greece

June 18:

Peace Fest Chicago

Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Chicago

Peace and healing arts festival

Afro-Peruvian music and dance at Kurrulao-Afro Culture Festival: Peruvian Folk Dance Center will perform Afro-Peruvian music and Dance at this festival at 4pm. There will also be dance performances from other countries. Here is the schedule:

Kurrulao Festival

Pineapple Haifa Students show

Rudresh Mahanthappa & The Indo-Pak Coalition

June 19:

Peace Fest Chicago

Rudresh Mahanthappa & The Indo-Pak Coalition

DEAL OF THE WEEK: Unlimited Bhangra workout with Bollywood Groove for $35!

Attention dance lovers: Would you like to try  a vibrant dance that has infectious music, colorful costumes a lots of fun moves? Then you should take some Bollywood  or Bhangra dance lessons.

Bollywood dances emerged from India’s Hollywood equivalent movie industry.  From folk and Indian classical to belly dance and hip hop, Bollywood captures it all. Bhangra is a folk dance from northern part of the country known for its energetic moves and is done to the rhythmic beats of Dhol.

June marks the completion of 1 year of Chicago-based studio Bollywood Groove owned by Ajanta Chakrabortyis. Ajanta has a Senior Diploma in classical Indian dance of BharatNatyam from Prayag Sangeet Samiti and has extensive dance performance experience, beginning at age 5 and continuing till date. To celebrate the studio’s 1st year anniversary,

Bollywood Grove is offering an amazing deal. For the entire month of June, take Unlimited classes for only $35! This deal is valid for everyone including current and new participants. 
Please note: This deal is only valid for the first 50 people who sign up. Click here to sign up now.

And here is a video of Ajanta explaining the origin of Bhangra dance as well as a mini-lesson.

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