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Wednesday, November 16, 2022  ·  8:30 PM CST

Old Town School of Folk Music & International Latino Cultural Center present

Desafío Candente

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.

Gustavo Cortiñas presents an interdisciplinary work of poetry, video, and music to tell the story of Colonialism, Imperialism and Neoliberalism in Latin America. Desafio Candente is inspired by Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America and with permission of his widow Elena Villagra.

"Cortiñas is a highly musical and grooving drummer, as well as a laudable composer… his music is surprisingly danceable…groove-shifter, high-energy precision soloing, framed by vivid ideas. A joyful meeting of mind and spirit.” - Modern Drummer