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Totentanz- Medieval/Renaissance Monthly Gathering/Party - Chicago

Started by DJ JanderVK, May 18, 2010, 10:49:22 PM

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May 22nd is Drum Circle/Folk Instrument night! More info below!

@ The Nineteen Hundred & One Gallery
1901 W Belmont (entrance on Wolcott) , Chicago. IL.

**Saturday April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th, July 24th, (later dates TBA) **

9pm - 1am
$5 donation

DJ JanderVK spinning Neomedieval/Renaissance, Neofolk, Neoclassical Darkwave, Pagan-Medieval/Folk, and traditional music!

Premier event of it's kind in the U.S.!

We are highly influenced by European "Mittelalter (trans. "Middle Ages/Medieval")" festivals, markets, and nights such as "Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum", "Mittelalter Party", "Festival Mediaval", and mittelalter markets.


May 22nd: Drum circle! Bring a drum if you have one (or any other percussion or folk instrument), or just dance if you want to! 10-11pm


May 22nd: Urnes Ash Tree/Custom Drinking Horns; Lady Helene's Incense and Candles; (more vendors TBA)

Special guest performances, artists, and/or vendors each month! (TBA; please get in contact with me if you wish to vendor your Medieval/Renaissance and/or Pagan wares!)

***Dressing up in your finest period garment is not mandatory, but very much encouraged!!***

Event Location: 1901 w. Belmont in Chicago
Event TIME Details: 9pm - 1am

Directions: Entrance is right off of Belmont on Wolcott.

Accessible from the Belmont stop on the Red Line train and #77 CTA bus.

Website III:

So what is "Neomedieval"/"Mittelalter", "Neofolk", and "Neoclassical Darkwave"?

Neomediaeval/Folk band Faun:

Trad. Mittelalter (literal trans.: Middle Ages) band Corvus Corax (who has played the Pennsylvania Ren Faire!):

Neofolk band Neun Welten:

Neoclassical band Arcana:

These are genres that are HUGE in Europe, especially in Germany. But are slowly gaining attention in the US! The concerts, festivals, and markets that host these musicians attract the Medieval (like our Ren Faire in the States), Pagan/Heathen, and other alternative subculturalist crowds. If you like any of these artists, come on out! And we had the Gypsy Nomads April 24th, who have recently played RenCon with Qntal and Estampie!
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