Music Without Borders

This free six concert series brings International music to Chicago’s Millennium Park. The first concert hails artists from Catalonia, with its multi-lingual and -cultural history. The Sudanese Music & Dance Festival brings varied styles from villages and deserts and the infamously conflict-ridden Darfur. Senegal, the Dominican Republic, and Argentina are also represented, and there’s a special partnership with Pitchfork which will introduce even more global music to the stage at Pritzker Pavilion.

Thursday, June 19:
Miquel Gil and the Arab Orchestra of Barcelona/Maria Mar Bonet. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, FREE – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
~ Sonic feast of Catalonian culture showcasing the range of the region’s delights

Thursday, June 26:
The Bachata Roja Concert: Unsung Heroes, Rediscovered Icons, with Mayra Andrade. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, FREE – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
~ Dominican acoustic bachata legends joined by a rising bachatero and a Cape Verdean songstress

Saturday, June 28:
Orchestra Baobab. 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM, FREE – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
~ An iconic Senegalese band mixing Afro-Cuban, Portuguese Creole, Congolese rumba, highlife, calypso, and traditional Senegalese styles

Thursday, July 10:
Sudanese Music and Dance Festival. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, FREE – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
~ A Sudanese sampler of regional superstars performing in a gesture of peace and hope for a united Sudan

Thursday, July 17:
Pitchfork Music Festival Preview Night.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, FREE – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
~ A Music Without Borders/Pitchfork Festival co-presentation featuring an evening filled with an eclectic sampling of music from around the globe

Wednesday, Aug. 27:
Bajofondo Tango Club, with Fernando Otero. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, FREE – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
~ An electronic tango project lead by Gustavo Santaolalla, showcasing the past, present, and future of Argentine tango


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