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Wednesday, May 8, 2024  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Cabezas de Cera


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.

Founded by brothers Francisco and Mauricio Sotelo from Mexico City, “Cabezas de Cera” (“Wax Heads”) stands out as one of foremost avant-garde bands in their country and major exponents of Latin America in their genre. Their music is a fusion of rock, jazz, Mexican traditional music, improvisation, and world music. Having toured extensively in Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America, the band is celebrated for its boundary-defying music.

Doing their Chicago debut, “Hermandad” (‘Brotherhood”) takes us on a sonic journey that evokes a millennial past from a contemporary present, as urban beings who gaze from the roots toward the future through sound. With a selection of the best from their more than two decades of career, the Sotelo brothers duo immerses us in the whirlwind and color of contemporary Mexican culture: diverse, contrasting, and universal

The performance captivates the audience's sight and hearing, as “Cabezas de Cera” showcases a diverse array of shapes and metals in their unconventional instruments on stage. The Charrophone and the Jarana Prism, unique metal instruments hand crafted by band's percussionist Francisco Sotelo; the Chapman Stick, devised by Emmett Chapman from California in the early 1970s; and electro-acoustic percussion will be the vehicle of this journey.