Badi Assad

Carnival season may be over but music lovers can still enjoy the Brazilian rhythms of singer-songwriter Badi Assad. The influential Brazilian musician, who hails from a noted family of artists, brings her innovative guitar stylings to Old Town School of Folk Music on March 2 for their World Music Wednesdays series.

A talented performer who combines her Brazilain musical heritage with jazz, pop and other influences, Badi Assad serves up music that defies labels. She's recorded 20 odd CDs and has collaborated with notables including Bobby McFerrin and Tori Amos. Noted for her skilled guitar work and vocal percussion, her latest album Hatched, supplies her take on top 20 hits including "Royals" by Lorde and EDM tunes by Skrillex. Expect lots of lyricism backed by an Afro Brazilian beat.

Don't miss this rare Chicago appearance, the FREE show ($10 suggested donation) starts at 8:30 pm — click here to reserve or call the box office at 773.728.6000.

Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue (West Building)



Old Town School of Folk Music

View the upcoming concerts list for the full calendar of performances at Old Town School, which include kids concerts and the popular Friday night series, the 2-hour live jam sessions known as Global Dance Party.

Founded in 1957, Old Town School of Folk Music is the largest community arts school in the United States. And beyond that, they host over 350 concerts each year, highlighting a diverse roster of local, national, and international touring artists. From big name entertainers like Patti Smith and Lucinda Williams, to Colombian big band rhythms, to Andalusian rock — the music knows no boundaries.

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Badi Assad photo courtesy of Old Town School of Folk Music