As Friday's DJ, Chuck Wren dropped danceable tunes all hour long for Eight Forty-Eight. Wren runs the Chicago-based ska and reggae label Jump Up Records and spins around Chicago regularly, including a ska/reggae night on the last Thursday of the month at Delilah's. On Monday, Oct.
On this week’s Global Notes, our weekly look at world music, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia check out a new compilation of the eclectic, pulsating music produced by 1970s Lollywood, the movie industry in Lahore, Pakistan.
Some of the world’s great guitarists will gather in Chicago this week. They’ll join another virtuoso – one of the men behind the Chicago Guitar Festival. Goran Ivanovic leads his own group, Eastern Blok but is also known as one-half of the Andreas Kapsalis-Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo.
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins Wednesday night at sundown and the High Holidays will conclude 10 days later with Yom Kippur. Each holiday has prayers and songs that are heard only on these specific days. Now, many more can enjoy them thanks to the group Chicago a cappella.
The 5th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will take place over the weekend. Among the many performers are two instrumentalists and composers – Diane Ellis and Tomeka Reid. Ellis’ saxophone and Reid’s cello are miles apart musically but the two share a passion for their craft.