Chicago showcases the best of international music at the 11th Annual World Music Festival: Chicago 2009, Friday, September 18 through Thursday, September 24, 2009. The multi-venue, one-week festival, which attracts an average of 45,000 visitors each year, showcases both traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures across the world. The 2009 festival line-up will feature 55 events at 21 venues. Many events are family friendly. Events include live radio broadcasts and a mix of free and ticketed concerts presented in museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas, theaters, music stores, clubs and other venues throughout Chicago.
For a complete schedule of events visit the World Music Festival Website.
Columbia College Chicago will be hosting one of the events:
Marta Gomez Quartet
Tuesday, September 22 - 7pm
Columbia College Conaway Center
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
Marta Gomez The 11th annual World Music Festival: Chicago 2009 presents Marta Gómez Quartet (Colombia/NYC/Boston) performing original compositions based on a vast amount of rhythms from Latin America at Columbia College Conaway Center.
Marta Gómez and her group perform a repertoire of original compositions based on a vast amount of rhythms from Latin America. Marta mixes the joy of the Caribbean with the nostalgia of the Andes adding jazz and pop elements, taking the authenticity of South American indigenous folk music into a hip new realm.