Wednesday, September 5, 2012 ♦ 8:30 PMRadio M welcomes
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000
A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.
Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed by 8:20 PM will be released to waiting patrons.
Monika Jalili brings to life the rich history of Iranian culture through its music and poetry. She performs traditional Persian folk favorites as well as love songs from the 1940s to 1970s, a time of great cultural change in Iran. The songs are performed in their original languages of Persian, Azeri, and various dialects.
Using traditional and non-traditional instruments, her ensemble of musicians combine their influences to present original interpretations of this music. In a spirit of exploration, Monika aspires to create understanding through an appreciation of the beauty of Iranian culture.
"The songs, mostly dating from the 1960s and 1970s, combine the austere microtonality of traditional Iranian music with the vivid emotionality of French chanson and a lush Mediterranean romanticism. Jalili sings in Persian and Azeri as well as English and…To call their performance inspired is an understatement." - Lucid Culture
"….sings like a nightingale." - Luna Kafé