Erkan Ogur, Telvin Trio guitarist

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Telvin Trio and Bahto Delo Delo will take the stage when World Music Festival Chicago comes to Northeastern Illinois University.

The free event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Parking is available in Lot F and on Levels 4 and 5 of the parking structure.

Telvin Trio rarely performs live, yet Turkish jazz lovers have talked about the band for years. The trio has placed contemporary jazz music at the heart of its sound. There is vibrant inspiration from European jazz with deep influence from 1970s rock and jazz fusion. Each musician’s individual skills and passion have been distilled and melded into the band’s compositions. This individualism combined with virtuoso technique has helped the group create its very own sound.

Bahto Delo Delo is a Roma group from the village of Clejani southwest of Bucharest, Romania. The term "Bahto Delo Delo" means "may God give you good luck" in Romani and is used when drinking (as in "cheers"). The band's frontman is Marin Sandu, who goes by the nickname Tagoi. He is a Romani virtuoso accordion player and singer of the traditional "lautari" style in Romania. He plays and sings a large repertoire of Romani and lautari tunes.

World Music Festival Chicago will run Sept. 11-21 at various locations throughout Chicago.