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September 2018
Free

Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Music

September 30 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640 United States

With the Buttercup Park Advisory Council, Crossing Borders Music shares Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Songs! Hear spiritual songs of Haitians and African-Americans provided solace, resilience, and strength in the face of oppression. These powerful traditional melodies have been arranged by keyboard, violin, and cello by composers Julio Racine and Samuel Coleridge Taylor.

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October 2018

Celebrating Music from Syria and Egypt

October 5 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S Emerson St
Mount Prospect, IL 60056 United States

Syrian and American musicians come together to celebrate music by composers from Syria and Egypt for the Mount Prospect Public Library's Festival Night! The ensemble will present original works composed by Issam Rafea, Sufi-inspired violin solos by Abdo Dagher, and the violin-cello duo of Gamal Abdel-Rahim, whose music combines Egyptian modal scales, rhythms, and melodies with European-inspired harmonies. Registration required!

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November 2018
$15

Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

November 11 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Presbyterian-Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave
Ashland, WI 54806 United States

With the Ashland Chamber Music Society, Crossing Borders shares this special concert of music and stories of resilience of Bahá’í composers from Iran! These courageous musicians risked their lives and safety to pursue their musical education in Iran in the face of their government’s systemic persecution of Bahá’ís. Marianne Parker, piano; Rasa Mahmoudian, violin; and Tom Clowes, cello will perform works by composers including Nikan Milani, Safa K. Shahidi, Badie Khaleghian, and Farid Javidan.

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December 2018

Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Music

December 12 at 7:15 am - 8:15 pm
Glacier HIlls Senior Living, 1200 Earhart Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States

With Glacier Hills Senior Living, Crossing Borders Music shares Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Songs! Hear spiritual songs of Haitians and African-Americans provided solace, resilience, and strength in the face of oppression. These powerful traditional melodies have been arranged by keyboard, violin, and cello by composers Julio Racine and Samuel Coleridge Taylor.

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