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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, October 6, 2021  ·  8:30 PM CDT

Erol Josué

with special guest Kreyol Roots
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.

Erol Josué

Erol Josué was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1970 and is a world-renowned and highly respected expert in the centuries-old Haitian Vodou religion.

Ordained as a Houngan (Voudou priest) in his teens, Erol Josué currently holds the position of General Director of Haiti's National Bureau of Ethnology, acting as both an academic and living emissary for his birthplace and the Haitian Voudou religion.

Josué's newest album, Pèlerinaj (Pilgrimage), is a showcase for Josué's eclectic and innovative blend of contemporary jazz, Haitian sacred songs, Creole folk, improvisation and electronic pop.

"Pèlerinaj is first and foremost a declaration of my own experience," Josué explains. "It is the culmination of my exploration of Haiti as an artist and as a researcher to capture the beating heart of my country and share its sound - and my faith - with an international audience."

Erol Josué's work reflects the essence of the heritage of his country with precision, humor, zeal, complexity, surrealism, and entrancing music.

Kreyol Roots

When you hear the rhythms of Kreyol Roots, you will instantly feel like you just stepped foot onto one of the many beautiful islands in the Caribbean Sea. Their sound is unlike any other. A unique fusion of Haitian Roots, jazz, Zouk, Kompa, and modernized Voodoo Pop give the band their distinctive sound. Founder, Gerald ‘Toto' Alfred, former lead guitarist of the acclaimed Haitian Roots band Boukman Eksperyance and Haitian vocalist Krissy Joseph are backed by a group of international musicians to produce a sound that is unsurpassed. A Kreyol Roots performance will leave you breathless, joyful, and wanting to hear more!

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