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East Meets Middle East at World Music Festival Chicago

  • Navy Pier 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

The 20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago  will take place September 7-23, 2018 and is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999. View the full schedule here.

Join EMME East Meets Middle East Sunday Sept. 23rd 1pm at Navy Pier

East Meets Middle East is a musical collective across continents celebrating the rich traditions of the Middle East and South Asia. From India, Subrata Bhattacharya (tabla) and Abhisek Lahiri (sarod) collaborate with Ronnie Malley (Oud) and George Lawler (percussion) to create a cross-cultural palette of improvisations and original compositions. The group transcends boundaries as they move through raga and maqam, tala and iqa, the music theories and rhythms found in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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 EMME: East Meets Middle East

EMME: East Meets Middle East

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