Summer at the Garden

Music on the Esplanade

Callaloo Band

Music on the Esplanade

World Fusion Steel Pan Drums

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Time: 6 – 7:30p.m.
Location: Esplanade 

Callaloo is the best world fusion steel pan group performing original compositions in Chicago. Scott Johnson, Callaloo's composer/arranger, began writing music for Callaloo that was built on strong, sophisticated Latin/Caribbean rhythms and recently began exploring and incorporating other styles, that, when fused, have proven to deliver a powerful musical experience.

The percussion-based group employs an amalgam of instruments, including steel pan, marimba, ethnic percussion, drum set, nylon string guitar, and electric and acoustic bass, while combining composed, orchestrated parts with improvisation. The percussionists switch instruments from song to song, adding to the visual element of their performance.

Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.


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