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News Wed Feb 27 2013

Old Town School Debuts New TV Show on WYCC

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The Old Town School of Folk Music and Chicago's PBS affiliate WYCC have teamed up for a brand new live concert television program focused specifically on bringing world music to U.S. audiences.

"Musicology: Live from the Old Town School of Folk Music" will debut Friday, April 19, at 9pm on WYCC Channel 20, immediately following the legendary, and similarly-themed, live music program "Austin City Limits." And much like "Austin City Limits," "Musicology" will present 45 minutes of pure live music taped in Chicago at The Old Town School's own Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, in addition to interviews and other cultural, historical, and musical context from the artist.

The program's debut episode will feature the music of Brothers in Bamako, a collaboration between Malian musician Habib Koité and blues guitarist Eric Bibb.

The taping for that performance is tonight, Feb. 27 at 7pm at the Maurer Concert Hall on 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $25 for the general public or $23 for Old Town School members.

Visit this page for a list of the other upcoming tapings, which continue twice a month from March all the way through June. "Musicology's" debut season will include a total of 13 artists from nearly every continent.

According to a press release from the Old Town School, the program will be marketed to PBS for national distribution, and it is the first program of its kind to feature live performances focused exclusively on world music.

 

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