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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, March 30, 2022  ·  8:30 PM CDT


with special guest The Arab Blues

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.


Chalaban was founded in Budapest, Hungary by the Moroccan musician Saïd Tichiti in 1999. He is originally from the city of Guelmim in the south of Morocco and studied at the Drama Institute of Rabat (Morocco). He performs and focuses on the musical styles of his paternal and maternal origins: Gnawa, Ganga, Hassani, and Guedra. This work goes beyond folk vision to create a merger between instruments and melodies of South and North, East and West. The result is that each Chalaban concert is full of the desert and spirituality caressed by melancholic melodies of Central Europe ending with an air of trance.

The Arab Blues

Rami Gabriel (oud, guitar, buzuq) and Karim Nagi (riqq, tublah) improvise the blues through traditional Arab music.