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Wednesday, January 25, 2023  ·  8:00 PM CST

Chicago International Salsa Congress

Kickoff Celebration featuring Carpacho y Su Super Combo

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 8:00 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.

Chicago International Salsa Congress

The mission of the Chicago International Salsa Congress is to unite cultures and generations, engender leadership through empowerment opportunities in its showcase and to keep alive the history of the many cultures' contributions to the creation and evolution of Latin, Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean music and dance.

The Chicago International Salsa Congress is brought to you by a special group of dedicated individuals whose energy, skills, passion and perseverance unite to bring you the number one Latin Music and Dance event in the Midwest!


Carpacho y Su Super Combo

Roberto Carpacho Marin is a Chicago-based musician originally from Medellin, Colombia. Mr. Marin is an expert in tropical rhythms including Latin Jazz, salsa, merengue, cumbia, Bossa Nova and bolero. He found­ed his band Carpacho and His Super Combo in 1986 with musicians from various Latin American countries in order to create a fusion of different sounds while maintaining authenticity.