On July 9th and 1oth the Old Town School of Folk Music will be putting on the Chicago Folk and Roots Festival in Welles Park. Music and Dancing will last from noon until 9:30 on both days. On Sunday, July 10th, at 1:20 the Eastern European folk quartet, Megitza will be playing on the main stage.
From the Chicago Folk and Roots Festival—
“Local Eastern European folk and gypsy act The Megitza Quartet’s debut album, ‘Boleritza’ was one of the most impressive instrumental compilations to come out of Chicago. The secret weapon is Malgorzata Babiarz’s sensual voice that sounds as authentic as the Polish Highlander tradition of the village from which she originally hails. Acoustic guitar prodigy Andreas Kapsalis adds elements of flamenco, while violin virtuoso Roby Lakatos and Marke Lichota’s accordion evoke the pathos of klezmer. Wrapped around this highly sophisticated blend of genres is a devotion to passionate rhythm and heart-rendering vocals, even if you can’t understand them. One part mournful, the other joyous, yet infectious all around, this is the kind of music people can’t help but get up to dance to. Seeing them live is reminiscent of a gypsy performance – chaotic, soulful, and stirring.”
For more information on the Chicago Folk and Roots Festival click here.