Chicago Human Rhythm Project announced yesterday that body-banging Brazilian troupe Barbatuques did not get visas from the Sao Paolo U.S. Consulate in time for its upcoming performances here. Cancelled: the high-profile "Global Rhythms" shows at the Harris Theater November 28-30, plus gigs at the University of Chicago’s International House November 22 and the Old Town School of Folk Music November 26. For refunds from the Harris, call the box office at 312-334-7777.
It would have been Barbatuques’ North American debut and the fourth annual “Global Rhythms” event. CHRP is hoping to reschedule Barbatuques, a feel-good Stomp-style group. In another loss, there will be no ticket revenues to share with some 50 nonprofits through a Thanks 4 Giving program that generated $22,000 for participants in 2006 and $32,000 in 2007.