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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ♦ 8:00 PM 4544 North Lincoln Avenue Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall Box Office: 773.728.6000 FREE! ($10 suggested donation) Otaak Band is the collaboration of drummer Miguel Merino, from Indiana, USA, and the spectacular Beja singer Ahmed Said Abuamna from Eastern Sudan. Ahmed is a master of the masankop, the ancient East-African lyre at the heart of Otaak Band's sound. They will be performing music from their 2012 album of lyre music, Bejawiya, the first recording to take the masankop out of its traditional setting and feature it as the lead instrument in a contemporary ensemble. Banning Eyre, producer of Afropop Worldwide on NPR, says Otaak Band's “best tracks are sensational.”

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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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