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Join Chicago area alumni for great music at Millennium Park
- 8:30 PM
Thursday Jul 21, 2011
Millennium Park, Chicago
Join Macalester alumni and friends for a great evening of music. Hear Yemen Blues and Etran Finatawa as part of Chicago's Music Without Borders series. Find out more information about the concert online here. You may RSVP to this event's Facebook invite here.
The group will stake out a place around 5:30 p.m. in the middle of the grassy area of the park marked with a Macalester sign. Bring a blanket, snacks and beverages you want to eat and/or share.
We've had a great time at these concerts the past couple years. Please join in the fun and enjoy one of Chicago's fantastic free concerts!
In case of rain, meet up for an impromptu happy hour at: Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant, 185 N. Wabash Ave.
Here's more information about the music:
Growing up in Israel to a Yemenite family, Ravid Kahalani quickly learned to appreciate the artistic undertones of his cultures’ traditional chants. Wanting to further that appreciation into a tangible art form, Kahalani created Yemen Blues, a hybrid musical experience that combines strong Yemenite melodies with the world of blues, jazz and funk.
Niger’s Etran Finatawa’s hypnotic musical groove evokes the breathless heat and shimmering horizon of the Sahara. Literally meaning “stars of tradition,” the band of Wodaabe and Touareg nomads bring their laid back guitars, driving rhythms and compelling voices to the stage for a night of highly innovative sound and rich performances.
Contact: Daymond Dean, 651-696-6079, firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is for: Alumni and Students
Sponsored By: Alumni Office
Categories: Alumni Events