We are pleased to announce Chicago Folklore Ensemble’s first ever solely musical performances! Please join us as we play string quartet arrangements of pieces from our show The World In Chicago – music from Jordan, Ghana, Argentina, Thailand, and Serbia. We will be joined by guest musicians from each country – Baha’a Abu-Taha, Abee Mensah, Alba Guerra, Phiwan Phonwiang, and Jovan Mihailović! They will be beautiful events celebrating the musical culture that immigrants bring to our sweet home Chicago.
Thursday, July 14th, 7pm – Lake Street Church, 607 Lake St, Evanston, IL.
Sunday, July 17th, 4:30pm – St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E 72nd St, Chicago, IL.
Big news: Chicago Folklore Ensemble has recently been awarded a grant from the City of Chicago’s DCASE to produce an album/book of our work The World in Chicago! Save the date for our CD/book release party with stories, songs, and food from around the world! Sunday, October 2nd, 4pm at 2nd Unitarian Church, 656 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL.
Here is a preview of the upcoming shows in July! We are joined by Jordanian singer and oud player Baha’a Abu-Taha.