Events > 2018 > November > Red Bull Music Festival Chicago: Makaya McCraven's Universal Beings @ South Shore Paul Robeson Theatre
About this event:
Created by Julian Ramirez
7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
WHAT: Red Bull returns to Chicago with another month long celebration of music.
SO WHAT: Red Bull Music Festival Chicago is the latest installment of Red Bull’s critically acclaimed international music series. This month-long lineup of expertly curated original programming spanning the city’s diverse music genr es, exploring and celebrating Chicago’s rich cultural heritage while spotlighting its modern music landscape.
Makaya McCraven is an accomplished jazz composer and drummerand on his 2018 album Universal Beings, McCraven worked in Chicago, London, New York and Los Angeles to record jam sessions with musicians from each locale. He then pieced together portions of each session to create a collection of brilliantly smooth and sometimes muted suites that erase any division between jazz and hip-hop. At this night at the Paul Robeson Theatre inside Chicago’s historic South Shore Cultural Center, McCraven will take the stage with a 10-piece ensemble featuring players from the Universal Beings sessions including multi-instrumentalist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and harpist Brandee Younger. Performing together for the first time, McCraven and his diverse ensemble will showcase music’s enduring universality.