Concerts & Events

Wednesday, February 6, 2019  ·  8:30 PM

El Sonido de la Juventud

featuring Los Jarochicanos, Cooper Mariachi, The Chicago Cuatro Orchestra, The Ruiz Belvis Collective, and Cielito Lindo
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.

Join us for a showcase of Chicago's top Latino youth bands playing the traditional music of Mexico and Puerto Rico: Mexican Mariachi, Mexican Son, Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena, and Puerto Rican Cuatro

Cielito Lindo

Cielito Lindo is a modern Latino mariachi band formed by the Lucero family of 9. The family performs the traditional music of Mexico with crowd pleasing surprises sprinkled throughout. They are passionate about sharing their culture & inspiring families to enjoy music, tradition & the arts. The children range in age from 5 to 15 and have performed multiple times for the NBA, WNBA, & numerous television appearances.

Los Jarochicanos

Jarochicanos was formed in 2008 as a youth workshop with the desire to learn the musical tradition called Son Jarocho. Jarochicanos uses the music as a tool to create community based projects such as Talleres en la 18: free weekly jarana workshops. Jarochicanos participates in Son Chiquitos: a grassroots early childhood Spanish immersion program with a focus around language, cultural music and art. Jarochicanos also assists in Son y Arte: a Spanish immersion youth summer camp as organizers, instructors and musicians. They bring music to local marches, protests, fundraisers and events as a form of support and spirit-lifting. The community based projects of Jarochicanos are a direct response to the uprooting of our communities' cultural and historical knowledge. Jarochicanos strives to create spaces in our urban, American setting where these past ways of life and historical funds of knowledge can be shared, practiced, and remembered, for they have what we believe is the key to transforming our communities.

The Ruiz Belvis Collective

Co-directed by piano player Adrian Ruiz and percussionist Michael Rodríguez, The Ruiz Belvis Collective is an Afro-Latin Jazz performance ensemble born at Segundo Ruiz Belvis, Chicago's longest-standing Latinx cultural center.

The program incorporates young veterans of Ruiz Belvis' youth Afro-Caribbean Jazz and Afro-Latin Percussion advanced apprenticeships with guest appearances by the city's top local and touring Latin music talent. Through a dynamic and the 2018 Arts and Culture Grant of The Field Foundation of Illinois.

The Chicago Cuatro Orchestra Project

The Chicago Cuatro Orchestra Project is a recognized 501(c)3 educational not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives through the music of Puerto Rico's national stringed instrument, the Cuatro, by developing the next generation of talented Cuatro musicians and educating the community at large of the influence of the Cuatro on Puerto Rico's rich cultural heritage.

The Chicago Cuatro Orchestra, now in its 23nd year, hosts musical performances throughout the Midwest and nationally with a unique mix of entertainment and cultural education. The signature blend of Latin rhythms based on the traditional folkloric music of Puerto Rico's national instrument, the cuatro, with touches of contemporary Latin music, jazz, and even rock and blues, makes the Chicago Cuatro Orchestra entertaining and engaging. Our aim is to re-connect Puerto Ricans with their heritage and expose people of other nationalities to Puerto Rico's rich cultural legacy.