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Concert Mon Nov 19 2007

Free AfroFolk Concerts @ Old Town School

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Not enough people know about the free concerts at the Old Town School of Folk Music Wednesday nights at 8:30pm. In early fall, the free series was called "La Pena" and featured Latin American performers. Last week, a new AfroFolk series began and will feature musicians from Haiti, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and good old Chicago.

No, you probably haven't heard of any of the groups scheduled, but the Chicago compatriots of the musicians that happen to be performing usually have and line up out the door to attend. The coolest part is that you may have unintentionally come to see the biggest pop star of a country on the other side of the globe. And there you are, the envy of every Nigerian or Haitian or whatever, seeing them in one of the most intimate settings possible for free. Bastard!

Up this week is Haitian singer Tifane (pictured above), who was honored in Haiti as “Revelation of the Year” in 2005 and then “Best Female Singer” in 2006 by Musique en Folie and the Hatian Entertainment Awards.

No need to wait in line though, call for free reservations: 773-728-6000. The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

 
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