Chicago kicks off summer with sounds from the diverse music community

June 21, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Chicago joins World Music Day celebrations for the first time with concerts on June 21.

World Music Day has been around for about three decades. The Fête de la Musique got its start and original name in France. Now, it's a global celebration, taking place in over 400 cities around the world. This year, for the first time ever, Chicago will be a part of the festivities. Make Music Chicago takes place all day long on Tuesday, June 21, throughout the city.

There are a range of sounds from the city’s diverse music community. Classical, gospel, rock and electronic will be part of the mix.

The festival includes free, live music performances at a variety of fun spots – including the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Lincoln Park Zoo.


Music featured in the segment
Vienna Waltz, “Diplomats Polka Strauss”
Ensemble of Ragas, “Abhinava Ganamritam”
La Trova del 31, "Si Hay Otro Mejor Que Yo"