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Made In Chicago: World Class Jazz; Africa-Chicago

Date: 8/17/2006
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Park location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park hosts a summer of Internationally-flavored Jazz concerts in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion when the popular Made In Chicago series returns for a second season!

Featuring: Dawkins and New Horizons, featuring Zim Ngqawana and Louis Moholo, plus the Mandingo Griot Society

Chicago and Durban’s mutual influence of urban rhythms are apparent in the bands of both Chicago saxophonist Ernest Dawkins (pictured with New Horizons) and South African reedist Zim Ngqawana. The two met in Chicago in 1999 and Dawkins' subsequent travels to South Africa led to collaborations with Zim Ngqawana’s ensemble. This concert will premiere new compositions as well as feature legendary South African drummer Louis Moholo, who is founder of the Dedication Orchestra. The concert opens with a reunion of Foday Musa Suso's Mandingo Griot Society featuring Chicagoans Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph and Joe Thomas.

This series is presented by the Chicago Jazz Parntership: The Boeing Company, Chase, The Chicago Community Trust, Kraft Foods, The Joyce Foundation and United Airlines (official airline)
Program Partner: The Jazz Institute of Chicago
Hotel Accommodations provided by: The Palmer House Hilton, Conrad Chicago, Hilton Chicago

Added by worldbfree on August 12, 2006

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