Friday, May 4
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 ♦ 8:30 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 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 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.
Marimba Oxib K'ajau was formed in the 1980's by a group of indigenous families from Guatemala who wanted to maintain their culture in the United States. They formed marimba Oxib K'ajau as a means to preserve their identity, maintain their roots all through the national instrument of Guatemala, the marimba. They named the group Oxib K'ajau in honor of three indigenous leaders that fought against the Spaniards during the Spanish conquest. It means "three wise elders" in Maya Quiche which is 1 of 28 dialects spoken in Guatemala.
Throughout the years, different families entered and left the group but the goal and vision remained the same. Through hard work and dedication, the group was able to travel to Guatemala on tour three times where they played throughout the country including many orphanages as well as the presidential palace.