Free World Music Fest, Carmina Burana, Villapalooza and more!

Summer must be over but events in Chicago are still heating up! 

Here are my picks for this weekend:

Chicago World Music Fest

September 21-27

Multiple locations

The awaited World Music Fest is starting tomorrow and runs until September 27. We are very excited about this year’s version because it will be the first time that all performances are free. This year’s festival also has a marked preference for showcasing local world music bands. This is the largest and longest running festival of international music in the US. Click here to see the full schedule and participating venues.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Carmina Burana at Millennium Park

Friday September 21st at 6:30pm

In September 2010, Riccardo Muti launched his tenure as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with an unforgettable concert in Millennium Park. With an audience of 25,000, this monumental “Concert for Chicago” was praised for its thrilling physical impact, elegance and staggering power by the Chicago Tribune. This fall, Muti and the CSO return to Millennium Park to perform Carl Orff’s choral blockbuster, Carmina Burana. Don’t miss what is sure to be another landmark in CSO and Chicago history. You can find more information about this event here

Villapalooza

Saturday, September 22nd starting at 12:00pm  

3724 W. 26th St.
Chicago, 

Presented by the SurCul Collective, a group of community organizers and educators, Villapalooza is an all-day outdoor music festival based in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, and back for its second year on September 22.

Among this year’s musical acts will be my band NuBambu and electro-cumbia giants Cumbia Machin from San Diego, CA, local favorites MalafachaSangre MichoacanaSchemeSin OrdenPopulation, and Vicios De Papa.

$5 suggested donation gets you access to all three stages and a full day of great music! 

Click here for full schedule

TONIGHT: CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH NUBAMBU AT THE ABBEY PUB

ImageLooking for a place to dance to original and contagious music? Then come see us perform tonight at The Abbey Pub (3420 W Grace Chicago). NUBAMBU is a Chicago Urban Fusion band whose sounds are as diverse as its cross-cultural musicians. We will get you to dance with our unique and highly contagious danceable Latin-Reggae rhythms. Our influences range from all different corners of the world and blend together in an original Chicago style urban fusion sound. The band members are from France, Venezuela, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Peru. Our music is multilingual, street-smart, and has cutting-edge lyrics with a twist that fuse together different styles. Doors open at 8pm ad shows starts at 11pm. $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Buy your tickets here. Click here for more information about the band and the other bands playing at this event.

CHICAGO URBANITE IS TURNING ONE! PARTY WITH US TONIGHT!

One of the most exciting up and coming city blogs – Chicago Urbanite – celebrates 1 year in the traditional Chicago style with music, dance, food and fun. And to top it all off, Chicago Latino TV will be covering the event, so be ready to smile for the camera!
Join us in positiveness tonight, Saturday March 24 starting at 9pm, so we can finally meet each other and form a stronger community bond.

FEATURING:

9PM-10PM


Complimentary delicious Peruvian appetizers, courtesy of our sponsor MACHU PICCHU RESTAURANT

10-11 PM
Dance Performances by:

YAASHA ABRAHAM, who will do a demonstration of Brazilian and Ethiopian dance. She is the Director of Education & Youth Outreach, Choreographer, and Artist Coordinator for Passistas Dance Group, named the best Brazilian dance group by Chicago’s Brazilian community.


KID JUNGLE, the artistic director of the urban dance troupe, “Thee Authentic Fewsion” or “T.A.F”. He will be doing a demonstration of hip hop/breakdance. Jungle spreads the knowledge and education of positive Hip Hop culture as well as other cultures through workshops and performances. He and his dance crew were chosen to represent the city of Chicago at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

POPPIN’ CHUCK, who will do a demonstration of Poppin’ and Lockin’. He is an instructor, choreographer, and performer for Thee Authentic Fewsion.

11 PM
Live music by:

NUBAMBU, a Chicago Urban Fusion band whose sounds are as diverse as its cross-cultural musicians. They will get us to dance with their unique and highly contagious danceable Latin-Reggae rhythms. Their influences range from all different corners of the world and blend together in an original Chicago style urban fusion sound. The band members are from France, Venezuela, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Peru. Their music is multilingual, street-smart and cutting-edge lyrics with a twist that fuse together different styles. Get a taste of Nubambu on our YouTube commercial here

SUGGESTED DONATION to keep the vibe going and more events to come: $5

LOCATION:
SILVIE’S LOUNGE
1902 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613
Silvie’s Lounge is conveniently located one block away from the Irving Park Brown Line Stop

DRINK SPECIALS:Jack and Coke $4, Smirnoff and Soda $4, Lemon Drops $4, Yeager Bombs $5, Beer Specials $3.

Do you want to see who is going? Then RSVP here

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