Concerts & Events

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  ·  8:30 PM CDT

Revanta Sarabhai & Cimarrón

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.

Revanta Sarabhai
In the Shadow of the Gods

Breathing new life into an ancient dance form, Revanta Sarabhai uses the Indian classical style of Bharatanatyam to redefine gender roles, upturn the deity-devotee paradigm, and tell contemporary tales of long-distance relationships, the environment and its destruction, and globalization.

One of the most sought after male classical dancers in India, Revanta forms the third generation of artists from the legendary Sarabhai family after his grandmother Mrinalini and mother Mallika Sarabhai, both world renowned dancers. Touring internationally since 2010, combining his classical dance training with a contemporary practice, Revanta creates cutting-edge work that is honest, immersive, and relevant to the society and times we live in. His work has been showcased at major venues and festivals across the UK, Europe, Russia and North America.

“Revanta Sarabhai held the audience hostage with his riveting performance…” — Times Of India


Cimarrón performs joropo music from the plains of the Orinoco River with a global and contemporary sound. Their powerful musical force achieves a unique blend of its Andalusian, indigenous American, and African roots, with an impetuous and deep, ethnic singing, amazing stomp dance, and fierce instrumental virtuosity of strings and percussions.

In addition to four-stringed cuatro, harp, maracas, their music also features Peruvian-flamenco cajón, Brazilian surdo, Afro-Colombian tambora, a stomp dance as a percussion component, and tribal indigenous whistles never seen before out of Latin America.

The particular sound of Cimarrón leads a new wave of Colombian joropo music.