Concerts & Events

Wednesday, July 24, 2019  ·  8:30 PM

Ceferina Banquez

The Queen Of Colombian Bullerengue
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.

Born in 1938 in Guamanga, Carmen de Bolívar, in the Caribbean of Colombia, a descendant of traditional singers such as her aunts María del Carmen Teherán and María de Los Reyes Teherán, Ceferina Banquez is a versatile singer-songwriter of the Bullerengue sentao, son de negro, and fandango. These songs express the African traditions of the region.
After being displaced for 18 years from her native land, and now nearly 80 years old, Ceferina has finally been able to return home in Guamanga. Her happiness is reflected in her new music and her powerful live performances.