World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

Paulo Padilha e Bando mix popular rhythms from Brazil, like samba, forró e maracatu with contemporary influences. Paulo is a songwriter known for his clever lyrics that talk about daily life in the bustling Brazilian city of São Paulo. The lighthearted melodies and upbeat rhythms are captivating even to those who don't speak Portuguese, the official language of Brazil. With a long time of teaching experience, cultural research, and rhythmic expertise, Paulo Padilha e Bando is a group of master musicians that love to share their passion for music and Brazilian culture with the audience.

“The joy in this whole album is the sense that Padilha feels secure in the simple pleasures of rhythm and rhyme. He trusts his instincts in vocal delivery and instrumental support. This is going to be one of your favorite non-Jobim albums ever.” -Jazz Weekly