Concerts & Events

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  ♦  8:30 PM

Belén Mackinlay

Anhelo del Sol Celeste - Folklore Argentino
World Music Wednesday

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert 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.

  • Argentine Folklore with contemporary influences

    Belén Mackinlay is an Argentinian folk music singer. She has released two albums — Trébol blanco and Huella—, which have earned her the praise of specialized critics and public. Belén's repertoire is characterized by a personal and modern perspective that combines Argentine folk with an innovative edge.

    Her repertoire incluyes traditional Argentine songs as well as new compositions by great contemporary folklorists. At a point where folk at its most traditional fuses with the cadences of jazz, Belén Mackinlay and her band manage to create a singular sound that successfully conveys the universality and emotion of the lyrics, and invite listeners to revisit Argentine folk music from a modern perspective. Santiago Leibson and Carlos Rivero, who provide a flawlessly harmonious accompaniment to Belén's voice, are an amazing blend of Argentine folk and jazz expertise.

    “…During her performance, Belén delighted the audience with her abundant and colorful repertoire: in a pleasant blend with the cadence of jazz, the beautiful sounds of Latin American folklore, enhanced by her voice, captivated the public…” La Verdad, Buenos Aires

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000