CIMMfest: Songs of Redemption at Comfort Station

April 15, 2016 at Comfort Station Logan Square in Chicago.

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CIMMfest Presents:

SONGS OF REDEMPTION
Dir. Amanda Sans
Feature Documentary (Jamaica)
79 Minutes
Watch Trailer: http://bit.ly/1qbBzBw

Jamaica is not generally known for a progressive penal system, but at Kingston’s notorious General Penitentiary inmates have access to musical training, a radio station, and recording facilities as part of a program officials credit with significantly reducing once-rampant violence within the imposing brick walls. Songs of Redemption goes inside “GP” to show how the ability to make music behind bars affects prisoners’ lives in providing not just a desperately needed creative outlet, but also a means to confront their violent pasts and to send a ska-, dub-, and reggae-inflected message of peace to the outside world.

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About CIMMfest:
CIMMfest is the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival taking place April 13-17, throughout Chicago and featuring over 200+ events of Premiere Films, Filmmaker & Artist Q&A’s, Live Concerts & Scores, Music Showcases, Parties / CIMMcon Industry Conference, Industry Panels, Workshops, Mixers and more!

For more info, full schedule & fest passes visit: cimmfest.org

UPGRADE to a CIMMfest Festival Pass to enjoy this show and over 200+ CIMMfest events, April 13-17.
Click here to upgrade: Info: bit.ly/1KHuhhp

CIMMfest Pass (Film & Music) – $79
CIMMfest Pass (Film, Music & Conference) – $99
CIMMfest VIP Pass – $149

Address: 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
CIMMfest: Songs of Redemption at Comfort Station

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Global Music Late Night 4am @Underground Wonder Bar

April 01, 2016 at Underground Wonder Bar in Chicago.

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Join us Every First Friday @ Underground Wonder Bar 710 n Clark st Chicago.

Global Music late Night.

Friday April 1st we will be Hosting Chicago‘s own Dj Lipgloss 2nd year Dj Anniversary.

Resident Djs
Corey Bless
Mwelwa Musambacine
Vadimi Pierre

The mix:
Zouk, Reggae, Hiphop, House, Soca, Punta, Dancehall, Salsa, Steppers, R&b, Hiphop, Dancehall, Top 40 dance hits, Rumba, Bachata, Samba, Kizomba, Merengue, Afrobeat, Ndombolo, Cumbia, Soukous, Calypso, Zouk, and more.

Drink specials all night!

Snack kitchen open till 3am

Find us in the Wonder Lab Basement lounge. .

No cover before 12am.
$ 10 after
Doors 10pm-4am

For Discounted admission after 12am join our VIP MAILING LIST
info@coreyblessproduction.com
akasuba@gmail.com

Address: 710 N Clark St, Chicago
Global Music Late Night 4am @Underground Wonder Bar

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Funkadesi with Ugochi & Ase

April 02, 2016 at The Promontory in Chicago.

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Award-winning Reggae-Bhangra-Bollywood-Funk explosion Funkadesi returns to Promontory in Hyde Park, Sat, April 2nd! Ugochi & Ase perform 8pm; Funkadesi performs 9pm!
BUY TIX ONLINE:
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GROUP DISCOUNTS: email jake@promontorychicago.com

Address: 5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago
Funkadesi with Ugochi & Ase

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Afro-Dancehall Fusion

April 02, 2016 at Skyy Level Group Fitness Inc. in Chicago.

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Break out ya pum pum shorts and learn some of the hottest traditional African dance moves fused together with the flavor of authentic reggae dancehall.
Whine ya waist and let your feminine spirit sore in this fun, all levels, sexy, bruk it up session with world renowned dancer and choreographer Stacy Letrice. Space is limited and this event will sell out. So act fast!

Register Here
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=43755&stype=-8&sTG=22&sView=day

Address: 2130 S Halsted St, Chicago
Afro-Dancehall Fusion

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Comfort Film CIMMFEST 2016 Festival screening: Songs of Redemption (2013)

April 15, 2016 at Comfort Station Logan Square in Chicago.

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Comfort Film and the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest) 2016 Festival screening.

Songs of Redemption (2013)

Documentary
Directors: Miquel Galofré, Amanda Sans
Writer: Amanda Sans
Run Time: 78 mins
Media: Digital Projection

Plot: Jamaica is not generally known for a progressive penal system, but at Kingston’s notorious General Penitentiary inmates have access to musical training, a radio station, and recording facilities as part of a program officials credit with significantly reducing once-rampant violence within the imposing brick walls. Songs of Redemption goes inside “GP” to show how the ability to make music behind bars affects prisoners’ lives in providing not just a desperately needed creative outlet, but also a means to confront their violent pasts and to send a ska-, dub-, and reggae-inflected message of peace to the outside world.

In conjuction with (In)Justice for All Film Festival

Comfort Film is a venue for the 2016 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival.

All CIMMFEST screenings are free.

About CIMMFEST
This is CIMMfest, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival—a four-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A’s, daring live score performances, industry panels and presentations…anything to show just what movies and music mean to each other. CIMMfest was imagined and brought to life by musician Josh Chicoine (Cloudbirds, The M’s) and filmmaker Ilko Davidov (BulletProof Film). Neither knew what he was getting into at the start, but hundreds of films, thousands of attendees and countless incredible experiences later, CIMMfest is a publicized, respected Chicago fixture.

Address: 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Comfort Film CIMMFEST 2016 Festival screening: Songs of Redemption (2013)

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The ACSA Network: ACSA’s 11th Annual Cultural Show!

April 15, 2016 at International House at the University of Chicago in Chicago.

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Are you pumped for our annual cultural show? We are!

Join the African and Caribbean Students Association in celebrating our 11th ANNIVERSARY with our biggest event of the year, “The ACSA Network”!! “Playing off of the title of the 2010 movie “The Social Network“, this year’s theme will explore the many ways the African/Caribbean Diaspora explore their connections to different places, people, and cultures through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Vine. We want to welcome members of the UChicago community to engage and look through a window into the various elements of our culture. The ACSA network expands all across campus and the world through our diverse friend groups. As an inclusive but diverse network, we are a family of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and languages!

This year’s show will be hosted by AphricanApe, a world-renowned Nigerian comedian, who will keep the show funny, relaxing, and enjoyable for everyone. Performances will be featuring Nola Ade, a renowned musical recording artist, Make a Joyful Noise, Reggae Official, and an array of student performances. Along with the performance there will be a fashion show featuring the designs of Akese, a leading designer from Chicago’s African Fashion Week. As always, a wonderful and delicious african and caribbean dinner will be served before the show.

Dinner Menu:
Jerk Chicken
Beans & Rice
Fried Plantians
Yassa Fish Filet
Cabbage with Carrots
Jollof Rice
Oxtail
Curry Goat

Tickets with UCID: $10
Regular Tickets: $15

We are excited to welcome you at the International House!

A special thank you to our sponsors OMSA, I-House, and ISAB. Without them this would not be possible!

Address: 1414 E 59th St, Chicago
The ACSA Network: ACSA

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Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub

April 22, 2016 at Sabor A Café Steakhouse in Chicago.

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It’s reggae night (with an Afro-Cuban twist) at Sabor a Café!

Veteran Chicago jazz drummer Ted Sirota leads this 5 piece version of his powerful 10 piece Dub Reggae band HEAVYWEIGHT DUB!

The band features a rich, dynamic, sound heavily influenced by the Golden Era of Jamaican music (late 60’s to early 80’s). For this show the band will focus on the cross-section between Reggae and Afro-Cuban music and the connection between all of the islands of the Caribbean.

The band will feature:

Karl “Kofi” James – vocals
Tom Vaitsas – keys
Didi Afana – guitar
Jason Matula – bass
Ted Sirota – drums

http://www.heavyweightdub.com/

Two sets, 9 & 10:30PM

Reservations highly recommended. Call (773) 878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html

Address: 2435 W Peterson Ave, Chicago
Ted Sirota

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Chris Greene Quartet @ Cafe Logan

April 19, 2016 at Café Logan in Chicago.

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The CGQ has been a highly visible part of Chicago’s jazz scene since 2005, and has maintained a stable lineup from the beginning, with the exception of Steve Corley, who has held the drum chair since 2011. Damian Espinosa on piano and keyboards and Marc Piane on acoustic and electric basses have been onboard since the beginning. Unique among Chicago bands, most of whom feature, by necessity, constantly shifting personnel, the CGQ has been able to develop a true group sound and feel, harking back to bands from the classic age of jazz when groups could stay together for long periods of time. While honoring the tradition, the CGQ incorporates elements of funk, hip-hop, rock, pop, the blues and reggae, reflecting their diverse backgrounds.

Greene grew up, and still lives, in Evanston, Illinois, and has also enjoyed a healthy and wide-ranging career as a sideman, playing or recording with bands and artists ranging from Brazilian soul/MPB star Ed Motta, M-Base pioneer Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Prince collaborator Sheena Easton, rapper Common and Motown legends The Temptations. He has released 10 CDs, and the most recent, Music Appreciation, was selected as one of The Best Albums of 2015 by Downbeat Magazine. Greene and his band represent the latest link in the continuum of Chicago jazz, moving forward while reaching back.

Address: E 60th St & S Drexel Ave, Chicago
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Los Autenticos Decadentes-Chicago

June 01, 2016 at Portage Theater in Chicago.

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Festivus Live and 8Track proudly present Los Autenticos Decadentes in CHICAGO! Los Autenticos Decadentes present their new Album “Y la Banda Sigue” at Portage Theatre June 1st!

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW! All Ages!

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Los Autenticos Decadentes are one of the largest, most notable and long-lived rock group from Latin America. Formed in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1986, twelve members take 28 years touring the world. Their music is characterized by joy and a notable fusion of rhythms ranging from murga to ska, reggae and ballads, always anointed by the rock genre. Under the leadership of Gustavo Cucho Parisi, alternating his role as frontman with Jorge Serrano and Diego Demarco, the band recorded and released nine studio albums, two DVDs and two live albums, reaching a gigantic milestone of 1 million copies sold around the world.

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Los Auténticos Decadentes son una de las más grandes, multitudinarias y longevas agrupaciones de rock que ha dado América Latina. Formados en Buenos Aires, Argentina, en el año 1986, sus doce integrantes llevan 28 años girando por el mundo. Su música se caracteriza por la alegría y por una marcada fusión de ritmos que van de la murga al ska, el reggae o la balada, siempre ungidos por el género rock. Bajo el liderazgo de Gustavo Cucho Parisi, que alterna su rol de frontman con Jorge Serrano y Diego Demarco, la banda ha grabado y lanzado 9 discos de estudio, 2 DVDs y 2 álbums en vivo, llegando en 2013 al millón de copias vendidas en todo el mundo.

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Address: 4050 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
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