The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities.

Friday, June 15, 2012 | 8:30 PM Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall :: 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. $15 General Public/$13 Old Town School Members/$15 Seniors & Children BOX OFFICE: 773.728.6000 The Global Dance Party is a new series on Fridays that offers an exciting opportunity for the Old Town School community to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each night will feature a dance class at 8:30 PM followed by two hours of dance music by dance bands and DJs. GreelySavoyDuo's David Greely and Joel Savoy are two world-class Cajun fiddlers who neither bend nor blend their genre. They play rare traditional and original Cajun fiddle music with all its texture, fire, and emotion intact and in tune. David learned Cajun music from Dewey Balfa, 23 years ago in rural Cajun dance halls with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and the Archive of Cajun and Creole Music in Lafayette, Louisian. Joel grew up in Marc and Ann Savoy's house in Eunice, Louisina, and taught himself how to play by imitating and embellishing what he heard around him every day. Just barely 30, he spent his youth around many old masters of Cajun music who were friends of his family. They form that most primeval of Cajun band lineups, two fiddles, and visit rarely explored territory: the kitchen music of house parties and evenings at home in South Louisiana, spontaneously woven into bright hues, deep blues, and true harmony. It's a lively conversation, full of musical wisecracks, backslaps, and the wisdom of tradition, distilled over generations down to the quality stuff, and the new tunes that spin off from there.




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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave., 60625, Chicago, United States

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