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Monday, March 11, 2019

Free and open to the public

Exploring Peru through Song and Dance

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States

Explore Peru's rich history and culture through its songs, dances, and chamber music in this concert for string quartet and voice! Hear the yearning of oppressed miners seeking freedom as Peruvian tenor Luis Galvez sings the original version of “El condor pasa” by Daniel Alomía Robles. Learn how Chabuca Granda combined European, Andean, and - controversially - African influences and hear her vals criollo, or "Creole waltz," titled “La flor de la canela” (“The Cinnamon Flower”), a beautiful and timeless classic. Hear the…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

free and open to the public

Of Folk, Faith, and Fellowship: Exploring Chicago’s African-American Women Composers

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Join pianist and scholar Samantha Ege in exploring the music and lives of four great composers! Florence Price and Margaret Bonds lived and composed on Chicago's South Side during the remarkable artistic period of the Chicago Black Renaissance in the 1930s. Supported in their friendship in the midst of a thriving arts environment, these trail-blazing women created historic and ground-breaking compositions influenced by African-American folk melodies - especially spirituals.  Ege also explores the  remarkable music of contemporary composers Dolores White…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

free and open to the public

Cello Around the World

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Haitian American Museum of Chicago – HAMOC, 4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
Tom Clowes

In celebration of Haitian Flag Day, Crossing Borders Music founder Tom Clowes performs solo cello music by composers from Haiti, Cambodia, Germany, Egypt, and Colombia at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago. Said Clowes, "I wanted to volunteer my talents at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago to promote the great work they do exposing people to Haitian culture and beyond." The program will include Solace by Haitian-Canadian composer Gifrants, a transcription of the traditional Haitian melody Erzulie Malade ("Erzulie Is…

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