Concerts & Events

Wednesday, January 10, 2018  ♦  8:30 PM

Rómulo Castro García

World Music Wednesday

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • World Music Wednesdays

    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 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

  • Panamanian singer-songwriter of Spanish, Mexican and Cuban origin, Rómulo Castro García has authored a vast collection of musical pieces inspired by his culture, its challenges and fortunes. His work includes a well-known collaboration with keyboardist and producer Luis Thomas and the Tuira Group with whom Castro García has produced the following albums: Herencia (Panama, 1997), Amor a medias (Panama, 1999), Travesías (Panama-Spain, 2003) and Intermedio (Panama-United States, 2009). Another relevant artistic collaboration has been with Rubén Blades for his albums La Rosa de los Vientos (1996 Grammy Award), Tiempos (1999 Grammy Award) and Son de Panamá (2015) in the following songs: “La Rosa de los Vientos,” “(Hay un) Supermercado en el Semáforo”, “Encrucijada” (Tiempo de Encrucijadas), “Tú y Mi Ciudad” (Mi Tierra y Tú), “El Puente del Mundo” and “Otra canción de amor”. Two of Castro García's songs were also included in the World Music Network English Anthology of Central American music The Rough Guide to the Music of Central America released in 2001.

    Rómulo Castro has performed in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, United States, Spain, Brazil, Israel, Algeria, New Zealand, Uruguay and Argentina. He has also performed together with international artists such as Daniel Viglietti, Carlos Varela, Javier Ruibal, Editus, Gerardo Alfonso, Frank Delgado, Habana Abierta, Alejandro Filio, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, Dúo Guardabarranco (Salvador and Katia Cardenal), Guillermo Anderson, Manuel Monestel, Malpaís, Danilo Pérez, Mezcla, Moncada, NG La Banda, Krama, Vicente Feliú, Joaquín Sabina, Rubén Blades and Joan Manuel Serrat.

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4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000