Thursday, July 25, 2019

2019 World Music Festival Chicago Lineup - Sep. 13-29 - FREE Admission - 17 Venues (Chicago, IL.)



Performances at 17 venues across the city include the all-night Ragamala at the Chicago Cultural Center, ¡SÚBELO! – A Celebration of Pan Latin Music and Culture in Millennium Park, the Global Peace Picnic in Humboldt Park and World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier and much more

The world will come together for the 21ST Annual World Music Festival Chicago at 17 venues across the city from September 13 to 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. The full schedule can be found at

World Music Festival Chicago opens Friday, September 13, with Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music an overnight concert starting at 6 p.m. through 8 a.m. on Saturday. A tradition in India, ragas (traditional scales or modes) are all-night classical concerts seldom held publicly in the United States. This is a rare opportunity for visitors to experience ragas as they are meant to be heard - during early morning and late-night, under the Tiffany stained-glass dome of Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.). Presented in collaboration with Indian Classical Music Society of Chicago and People of Rhythm, performances will feature Hindustani and Carnatic music.

¡SÚBELO! – A Celebration of Pan Latin Music and Culture starts at 3 pm on Saturday, September 14 in Millennium Park. ¡Súbelo! (turn it up) features headliner, Pirulo y La Tribu from Puerto Rico, combining Nuyorican salsa, Afro-Cuban son and Puerto Rican bomba for a classic meets modern 21st century salsa and timba; Centavrvs, whose “electronica regional Mexicana” has made them one of the most popular indie bands from Mexico City; and Los Wembler’s de Iquitos, cumbia pioneers from Iquitos, Peru, the capital of the Amazon.  

The Global Peace Picnic on Sunday, September 22, will commemorate International Peace Day at the Humboldt Park Boathouse (1301 N. Sacramento Ave.) from 2 to 6 p.m. This day of family-friendly activities and music will feature The Garifuna Collective from Belize and Central America; KOKOKO! from the Democratic Republic of Congo; and master ‘sonero’ salsa singer Hermán Olivera from Newark, New Jersey, joined by an 11-piece band of top Chicago salsa talent convened by Segundo Ruiz Belvis, led by Nathan Rodríguez on percussion and Edwin Sánchez on piano.

Making their World Music Festival debut from Bali, Indonesia, Gamelan Çudamani takes the stage at 6 pm on Friday, September 27, at the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph St.). One of Bali’s most active and respected ensembles, Gamelan Çudamani has been based in the village of Pengosekan near Ubud, Bali, for over 20 years. The group performs a diverse repertoire of music and dance with astonishing technical precision, high collective spirit, and artistic nuance, staying true to their name Çudamani – meaning “focus with your whole heart.

The 2019 Festival ends on Sunday, September 29, with World Music Festival meets World Dumpling Fest at the Polk Brothers Fountain and Performance Lawn at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave). This collaboration among Navy Pier, the Chicago Cultural Alliance and DCASE is from noon to 7 p.m. and includes Fidel Nadal featuring Mr. Pauer from Argentina and Venezuela, Alsarah & The Nubatones from Sudan and New York City and Chicago’s own LowDown Brass Band. Attendees will also be able to purchase dumplings from 20 neighborhood-based ethnic restaurants in the Chicago region including pierogis from Kasia's Deli, bao and sui mai from Chinese Friendship Restaurant, coxinha de galinha and bolinho de aipim from Sinha Elegant Brazilian Cuisine & Catering and more! This all-ages event is a day of celebration of our region and world culture you won't want to miss. For complete details, visit

World Music Festival is sponsored by Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, and Millennium Garages. Grant support for World Music Festival provided by the Beverly Arts Center, Chicago Park District, Irish American Heritage Center, National Museum of Mexican Art and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

The full schedule with locations and times of each performance is included below. For more information and festival updates, visit and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter @WMFChicago #WorldMusicFestivalChicago.
21st Annual World Music Festival Chicago Schedule
-Schedule subject to change-

***NOTE – unless otherwise noted, all lineups are listed with the headliner first followed by the opening performers

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.
6–7:15 p.m.
Josh Feinberg, Kunal Gunjal and Amit Kavthekar

7:45–9 p.m.
Akshara Music Ensemble

9:30–10:45 p.m.
Jay Gandhi and Nitin Mitta

11:15 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Prasanna, Patri Satish and Samyuktha Sreeram

1–2:30 a.m.
Nandkishor Muley and Ambi Subramaniam with Mahesh Krishnamurthy and Raj Deshmukh

3–4:30 a.m.
Roopa Mahadevan, Rajna Swaminathan and Arun Ramamurthy

4:45–6 a.m.
Samarth Nagarkar with Amit Kavthekar and Vikas Falnikar

6:15–8 a.m.
Saraswathi Ranganathan with GS Rajan, Patri Satish and Ganapathi Ranganathan

Saturday, September 14
¡SÚBELO! – A Celebration of Pan Latin Music and Culture
Pirulo y la Tribu (Puerto Rico)
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos (Peru)
Centavrvs (Mexico)
Millennium Park
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph Street
3–7 p.m.

Lucibela (Cape Verde) | Girma Bèyènè and Akalé Wubé (Ethiopia| France | USA)
The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.
6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show

Sunday, September 15
Girma Bèyènè and Akalé Wubé (Ethiopia| France | USA)
Khalil El’Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Chicago, USA)
3111 N. Western Ave.
7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18
The Englewood/Soweto Exchange (Chicago | South Africa)
Jeremy Dutcher (First Nation/Canada)
Old Town School of Folk Music
The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
7 p.m.

Thursday, September 19
Jeremy Dutcher (First Nation/Canada)
American Indian Center
3401 W. Ainslie St.
7 p.m.

Lankum (Ireland)
Yandong Grand Singers of China (China)
Beverly Arts Center
1309, 2407 W. 111th St.
7 p.m.

Friday, September 20
MABANG! (China)
Yandong Grand Singers of China (China)
Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th St.
5 p.m.

Lankum (Ireland)
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.
7 p.m.

Saturday, September 21
MABANG! (China)
DePaul University
Holtschneider Performance Center
Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall
2330 N. Halsted St.
7 p.m.

Ikebe Shakedown (New York, USA)
Ana Munteanu (Moldova | USA)
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
8 p.m.

AfrotroniX (Chad | Montreal, Canada)
KOKOKO! (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Chop Shop & 1st Ward Events
2033 W. North Ave.
9 p.m.

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.
2–6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25
HaitianDansCo (Haiti)
Gurdjieff Ensemble (Armenia)
Old Town School of Folk Music
The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
7 p.m.

Thursday, September 26
Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger) | Kim So Ra (South Korea)
Sleeping Village
3734 W. Belmont Ave.
7 p.m.

Friday, September 27
Gamelan Çudamani (Bali, Indonesia)
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph St.
6 p.m.
Tickets are required for entry at and reservations are encouraged. Walk-up will also be available on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday, September 28
Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited (Zimbabwe | USA)
Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan | New York City, USA)
Funkadesi (Chicago, USA)
Chief Boima (New York City, USA)
Concord Music Hall
2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.
9 p.m.

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)
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Noon–7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Chicago Humanities Festival >> Chicago's Power Hotspots + Join Our Box Office Team (Chicago, IL.)




Now that the heatwave has subsided, it's the perfect time to get outside and explore Chicago. Want to do a little learning while you soak up the sun? Let CHF's Inside Power: Where Power is Visible in Chicago serve as your tour guide, taking you to the centers of the city's power.

The comprehensive guide offers recommendations and discussion questions along with pairings from our video archive, including:



CHF is looking for Audience Service Representatives (ASRs). ASRs are the frontline voice of CHF and its box office. ASRs provide the highest level of customer service to people of all ages and abilities; they lead volunteers; they troubleshoot technology; and, they work independently as project leaders and together with their box office peers.

This is a part-time, seasonal position.

Interested? Submit a résumé, brief letter of interest, and two references to by August 2.



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Invitation to exhibit at LACDA | August 2019 "Open Source" (Los Angeles, CA.)

L.A. Center for Digital Art
Dear Artists,

I am organizing a group exhibit for August  2019 "OPEN SOURCE" patterned after a series of successful salon style exhibits we have had and we would like to include your work! 

This is an open international exhibit for all artists. We especially encourage those that participate in LACDA calls and competitions,  plus any and all friends and colleagues. LACDA creates the prints, referrals are most welcome. 

News of the exhibit will be distributed to our email list of over 15,000 to our network of curators, critics and our considerable social media outlets.  

The Opening Reception will continue our series of well attended Saturday openings which have been successful at drawing a more specialized art crowd. The exhibit will also have a lively Downtown L.A. Art Walk preview on the Thursday prior to the opening. 

The exhibit will take place in our largest gallery area and features artists focused on digital art and photography. This program raises funds for gallery operations, we rely on these exhibits for our sustainability. 

Exhibit Dates: August 8 - 31, 2019
Reception : Saturday, August 10,  6-9pm
ArtWalk Preview: Thursday, August 8, 7-9 pm
Images of previous salon stye exhibits can be found here:

January 2018

Other earlier shows:

Our very first Salon style exhibit:

How it works:
Each artist has us do one or more prints for the show at the uniform paper size of 44"x34"  (new larger 40"x30" image area with 2" margin/trim area) on your choice of luster, gloss or semi-matte at $145 per print. 

All are Premium Epson papers and of the highest archival quality. Having us do the prints is mandatory, as well as the standardized size (which allows for the successful overall design  of the exhibit.

We will try to show as many artists as possible, so the show will be a salon style hanging, one work atop another vertically double and triple hung. Work is for sale and the artists receive 50% commission. Prints remaining can be shipped at nominal cost to artist.

No limit on number of prints an artist can show, but space is limited to about 50 prints. Space is reserved when funds are received. Both tall and wide aspect images are welcome. 

Instructions for Participation:

Two easy steps:

1) Send funds via PayPal for your prints here:

Please include your shipping address with your information

Outside California $145.00 USD per print      
CA Residents add 9.5% tax; $158.76 USD per print

2) Upload your images here: html  

Name your file as follows indicating name and type of paper: 

For multiple images: Jeff_Koons_luster1.psd  Jeff_Koons_luster2.psd  Jeff_Koons_luster3.psd

The exhibit is artist curated. We review images you select and may collaborate further on that.

Any file type, color space printable from Photoshop is fine. JPEG files are great. Send us the best image you have, we do the rest. Max image area is 30x40. Don't worry, if there is an issue we will fix it. We will get the titles, prices, etc. later in another email.

Please respond soon, even with newly added space this will fill quickly and we will need all of the files in for printing in well in advance of the exhibit. 

Thanks so much for all of your support and taking part in this exciting endeavor!


Rex Bruce
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
104 East Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

"Open Source"

August 8 - 31, 2019

Reception : 
Sat, August 10, 6 -9pm

ArtWalk Preview: 
Thurs, August 8, 7-9pm

LACDA is about participation!
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the vast panorama of hybrid forms of art and technology that constitute our moment in culture. We are committed to supporting local, international, emerging and established artists through exposure in our gallery. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, produce editions of wide format archival prints, and collaborate in the production of digital artworks in our studio. As well we are involved with curating digital exhibits at institutions and festivals outside of the LACDA gallery schedule.

L.A. Center for Digital Art, 104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013