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Wednesday, October 10, 2018  ·  8:30 PM CDT

Occidental Gypsy & Die Tanzgeiger

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 8:00 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.

Occidental Gypsy

Internationally acclaimed Occidental Gypsy plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music that enraptures the listener with a complex acoustic sound, burnished by smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of swing. Their latest CD “44070” presents compositions inspired by social justice, and lyrical songs both catchy and radio-ready. Can a band play timeless music that speaks to your soul and also makes you tap your feet? The answer is “yes” and it is Occidental Gypsy's latest CD “44070.”

“These guys have great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, and high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band.” - David Bromberg


Die Tanzgeiger

Die Tanzgeiger (The Dance Fiddlers) is the name of a seven-member ensemble hailing from the eastern provinces of Austria. This group uses a delightful combination of fiddles and other instruments to produce traditional folk music from Austria. These versatile tunes inspire dancing but are also valued in a concert setting. When listening to the music of the Tanzgeiger, one is transported into an atmosphere of powerful, heartfelt, and genuine music, with just the right dose of jaunty sass. People unfamiliar with authentic Austrian folk style are always surprised by its subtlety, complexity, and unusual sonorities.