World Music Festival | Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater | International | Chicago Reader

World Music Festival Agenda Free Recommended

When: Mon., Sept. 19 2011

Today marks the midpoint of the eight-day World Music Festival, representing more than 30 countries. Let's go to one of my favorite places, shall we? Canzoniere Grecianico Salentino will be our soundtrack and Reader music critic Peter Margasak our guide. Says Margasak: "This septet from Salento, Italy, has been around since 1975, but its music still overflows with frothy, youthful energy. On last year's Focu D'amore the current incarnation, led by the son of the band's founder, serves up pretty ballads and wild folk dances—including the iconic tarantella."——Mara Shalhoup

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