The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture presents the best of today’s international music at the 13th annual World Music Festival: Chicago this September 16 – 22, 2011.

A celebration of music from around the globe continues this year at the city-wide, multi-venue, week-long festival. Presented at area museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas, theaters, clubs, and other venues, events include a combination of free and low-cost ticketed concerts. Complete information.

This year’s edition features two artists from France : Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal Ballake Sissoko, hailing from the great tradition of Malian Kora players and griots, and Vincent Segal, classical cellist from France, perform breathtaking chamber music. Using a kora, a 21-stringed instrument made from a large gourd creates a deep haunting tone that blends naturally with the bass clef notes of Segal’s cello, resulting in a captivating meld of cultures and tones.

Continental Drift Live Radio Braodcast
Sept. 16, 2011, Noon - Chicago Cultural Center - FREE (All Ages)
Concert - Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Sidi Touré
Sept. 17, 2011, 8 pm - Old Town School of Folk Music
Concert - Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal
Sept. 18, 2011, 2 pm - South Shore Cultural Center - FREE (All Ages)

Complete information on the World Music Festival Chicago

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