World Music Festival Chicago, Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé, Khalil El’Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – September 15th, 2019
World Music Festival Chicago, Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé, Khalil El’Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

World Music Festival Chicago

Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé

Khalil El’Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Sun, September 15, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

Free!

This event is all ages

World Music Festival Chicago
World Music Festival Chicago
The world will come together for the 21ST Annual World Music Festival Chicago, a celebration of diverse music from across the globe. Produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the FREE festival features 47 artists from over 200 countries at 17 venues across the city from September 13 to 29.
Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé
Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé
Born in Addis Ababa, Girma Bèyènè is a composer, arranger, performer, bandleader, and a true legend of Ethiopian music. A contemporary of fellow musicians Mulatu Astatke, Mahmoud Ahmed, and Hailu Mergia, Girma is credited for arranging over 60 tracks in the 1960s and 70s in “Swinging Addis” during the Golden Era of Ethiopian music. He moved to the US to escape a brutal dictatorship and after a long hiatus from music was drawn back to the stage by his musical disciples, the France-based band Akalé Wubé, who are considered to be leading ambassadors of Ethiopian groove. That memorable concert resulted in the critically-acclaimed album Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes on Purpose - a collaborative project with Akalé Wubé and Bèyènè’s first recording in 25 years. The soulful, funky, Ethio-jazz album was produced by Francis Falceto, legendary producer of the famous Ethiopiques series.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618