Dance unites cultures. Music frees minds. West Africa meets American hip hop when two of Chicago’s premier live ensembles — Chicago Afrobeat Project and Sidewalk Chalk — perform a long overdue collaboration as well as independent sets. Trio Mokili debuts its lively West African guitar-led songs, while Ayodele Drum & Dance lifts spirits with its female-led West African percussion and dance. Prepare to raise another glass to Chicago’s artists and their creative cross-pollination of the MIDWEST’S FINEST MUSIC SCENE.