2/10: Party in a serious way

Soulphonetic’s Christian Vera is turning 30 this month.  Soulphonetics is a DJ collective that spins the soulful sounds of House, Jazz and all forms of Afro-Latin and Electronic rhythms.   I have been to some of their Dance Syndrome parties and have always had a blast. Christian will be celebrating with some of Chicago’s best DJs such as Sound Culture and DJ New Life, up and coming hip-hop crew PRESTON & JOEY PURPS, and international carioca bass queen Zuzuka Poderosa.
Zuzuka Poderosa drops Brazilian bred, BK-based swagger like no other. A stylistic blend of Funk Carioca Bass and NYC rumble add a breath of fresh air to today’s international music scene.

When

Friday, February 10, 2012
9:00 pm – 2:00 am

Where

BEAUTY BAR
1444 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
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Cost

$5 cover (21+)

Events for tonight

Hello everyone!

Are you enjoying the weekend so far? In case you need ideas, here are some world music options for tonight:

Rockotitlán Chicago presents Benjamin Anaya Gonzalez y Los Extranos Unidos at LA TABERNA TAPAS on Halsted

Festive Fandango  with Jarochicanos and the Socialists at Colibri Gallery.Fandangos are community celebrations that feature Son Jarocho music and dance, a genre from Southern Veracruz, Mexico, which combines Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and indigenous traditions.

Soul, Jazz & Afro-Latin rhythms with SOULPHONETICS‘s monthly Dance Syndrome event at Butterfly Social Club. I attended this event last month and I had a blast. Couldn’t stop dancing. Special guest for this Saturday: Afro-Puerto Rican group Nuestro Tambo. No cover

The guys from Bandoleros are inviting us to pashachicago this Saturday, May 28th to celebrate the release of their new album. Everyone in attendance will get a free copy of the new CD.

Tango showcase and wine tasting at Ukranian Cultural Center

 

5-Time Winner of The Chicago Music Awards: Funkadesi at Mayne Stage

Happy Saturday!

Tonight: Music from Bosnia, Colombia, Latin America, and Tunisia

Hello my dear Urbanites! My recommendations for today Saturday are as follows:

Amel Curic last concert in Chicago

Amel Curic’s last concert in Chicago is tonight at Belami Café (5530 N Lincoln Ave). Don’t miss the chance to hear this talented singer perform Bosnian traditional music as well as from the rest of the Balkan region. My friends and I saw his show last week and we had a blast dancing to his music. Not only he performed traditional Balkan songs but he also sang famous covers in English. The show runs from 10pm to 2am.  Cover is $10 and includes one drink of your choice. Here is a video of a couple of songs I could capture that night. The first one is a cover of the Gipsy Kings song “Un Amor”. The second one is a Serbian love song called Vranjanka. I love the passion and emotion that Amel puts in the interpretation of these songs, especially for Vranjanka.

AfriCaribe Fundraiser

Support Africaribe Cultural Center while enjoying a night of great live performance, DJ, Food, and Art. Bomba, Plena, Son Jarocho, Samba, Rumba, Salve and more. Performances by AfriCaribe, Son Del Viento, Chi Caribeña Dance Troupe, Brazilian Samba/Axe, Wemilere, Grupo Capoeira Brazil & Dj Bohique. The event will be held from 7pm to 12am at La Casa Puertorriquena (1237 N. California Avenue Chicago). $7 in advance, $10 at the door. For your convenience you may purchase tickets online

 

Bomba Estereo “el alma y cuerpo tour” w/SOULPHONETICS & The Color Brown

According to Apple ITunes, Bomba Estero is one of the most promising bands to emerge from South America in the new millennium. Bomba Estereo merges sticky cumbia beats with electronica. Direct from Colombia on their “el alma y cuerpo tour”, BOMBA ESTEREO will be performing with Soulphonetics and Leo Suarez at Empty Bottle
(1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago) at 8pm. $15 in advance and $17 at the door.

Ticket link: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3545795

Najib Bahri’s El Amal – A Tribute to Tunisia

9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

with Master Percussionist Najib Bahri -Darbouka, Bendir, Riqq

featuring Hanna Madbak – Guitar, 
Irina Kom – Dancer
 and Karla G. GarciaDancer

Najib Bahri’s ensemble El Amal (Arabic for “Hope”), performs a wide range of classical and contemporary North African and Middle Eastern music styles, encompassing a unique world-beat fusion expression while remaining rooted in his ethnic art form.
Watch Nahib perform here.


Najib Bahriis a composer, performer and an educator of North African and Middle Eastern rhythms and music folklore. Born in Tunisia, Najib Bahri is an expert in these rhythms, and a master percussionist on the Darbouka (goblet drum), Bendir (frame drum), and Riq (Arabic tambourine) in the Maghrebi, Mashriqi and Khaligi classical and folk styles.

Hanna Madbak is a guitarist, composer and producer of world-beat music. While he was trained as a traditional Flamenco guitarist by Mariano Cordoba, Hanna’s guitar and music composition style has evolved to a musical expression at the intersection of many musical genres and cultures. Hanna’s music stems from a globalized and multicultural perspective. As a firm believer in music as an international language of peace, Hanna is committed to promoting World-Beat fusion as a means of fostering cross-cultural understanding and harmony.

Tickets cost $20. Student/Senior/Member: $15