World Music Festival Chicago
The World Music Festival Chicago ( Also known as Chicago World Music Festival) is a music festival held in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is held annually by the city. It lasts for eight days and has featured musicians from over 75 countries since its inception.
The festival was founded by Michael Orlove. However, he was laid off in 2011, and the director of performing arts at Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Shoshona Currier, was in charge of scheduling the 2012 event.
Performers at the festival have included:
- Rahim AlHaj
- Maria de Barros
- Bomba Estereo
- Fatoumata Diawara
- Joaquin Diaz
- Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto
- Sergent Garcia
- Janka Nabay
- Nawal Quartet
- Slavic Soul Party!
- Staff Benda Bilili
- Sidi Toure
- "Chicago World Music Festival". Explore Chicago. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- Margasak, Peter (18 September 2012). "The World Music Festival: Down but not out". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
- "13th Annual World Music Festival: Chicago 2011 September 15–22". City of Chicago. August 17, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
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