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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, September 15, 2021  ·  8:30 PM CDT

Zaiko Langa Langa

with special guests Pibo Marquez y Champetronik
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.

Zaiko Langa Langa

Founded in early 1969, Zaiko Langa Langa are a seminal contemporary Congolese band from DR Congo. Their music and creativity has greatly influenced Congolese and African music on the whole. Voted and crowned "band of the century" in Democratic Republic of Congo, they remain one of the most influential bands in African music. Currently led by N'Yoka Longo, their genre of music is called soukous which means "to shake”. A popular genre of dance music from the Congo Basin derived from Congolese rumba in the 1960s, soukous gained popularity in France in the ‘80s.

This project is partially supported by a CityArts Year of Chicago Music grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.


Pibo Marquez y Champetronik

Venezuelan percussionist Pibo Marquez has cultivated a successful musical career that has taken him around the world lead by an undeniable groove that travels through the sounds of Africa, across the Carribbean, and lands in his homeland of Venezuela.