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World Music Festival Chicago, September 13–29
WHAT: 21st Annual World Music Festival Chicago
WHEN: September 13–29
WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and other venues
WHO: International Artists from around the World and the U.S.
The world comes together for the 21ST Annual World Music Festival Chicago at 17 venues across the city beginning Friday, September 13, through Sunday, September 29. Celebrating diverse music from across the globe, this FREE festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and is the largest festival of its kind in the United States.
Schedule highlights are included below. For complete festival information, visit WorldMusicFestivalChicago.org and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter @WMFChicago #WorldMusicFestivalChicago.
21st Annual World Music Festival Chicago Higlights
-Schedule subject to change-
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.
6 p.m.–8 a.m. (OVERNIGHT)
Saturday, September 14
¡SÚBELO! – A Celebration of Pan Latin Music and Culture
Pirulo y la Tribu (Puerto Rico)
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos (Peru)
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph Street
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.
Friday, September 27
Gamelan Çudamani (Bali, Indonesia)
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph St.
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.
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)
600 E. Grand Ave.