Fri, Mar 6th | 6:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013 ♦ 8:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 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.
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective's 2007 album Wátina is one of the most praised world music albums ever released. On the cusp of tremendous fame, Andy passed away suddenly a year after Wátina was released, leaving the world to wonder just how big he could have become. His band has continued where Andy left off, and with Wátina a producer Ivan Duran back at the helm, have produced a soul-stirring collection of songs inspired by their unique Afro-Amerindian cultural heritage.
With a lineup that consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene, The Garifuna Collective promises to carry the torch of cultural preservation and promotion passed on by Andy Palacio far into the future.