Saturday, May 18, 2013 ♦ 8:00 PM
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000
Old Town School of Folk Music and WYCC (Channel 20), a Chicago television PBS affiliate, have teamed up for an exciting new partnership to produce the first live concert "World Music" program of its kind entitled Musicology: Live from Old Town School of Folk Music. This unique and unprecedented music series is designed to bring culturally and musically significant artists and genres from around the world to U.S. audiences. Each episode will feature one artist or group and will include approximately 45 minutes of live concert footage interspersed with 10 minutes of pertinent back story that will include interviews conducted on site in Chicago.
The 13 artists that have been selected for the inaugural season represent an extraordinary cross section of artists from across the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Middle East. From traditional to modern, each of these artists have a unique and compelling story to tell.
The inaugural season of Musicology: Live from Old Town School of Folk Music debuts Friday, April 19, 2013 on WYCC at 9:00pm (central) immediately following Austin City Limits.
Balfa Toujours is a traditional Cajun band from Louisiana carrying on in the soulful, impassioned Balfa Brothers tradition led by Christine Balfa, daughter of the late, great Cajun fiddler Dewey Balfa. These Louisiana musicians play it straight from the heart, as it has been played in their Cajun family for hundreds of years.
Join us at 7:00 PM for a free Cajun dance lesson!