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June 2016
free and open to the public

Around the World in Music!

June 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Haas Park, 2402 N Washtenaw Ave
Chicago,

Around the World in Music invites you to go around the world through music with this interactive string quartet program for people of all ages. We'll use music to explore the cultures of Uganda, Haiti, Iran, Egypt, the Czech Republic, and the United States! This concert is a Night Out in the Parks event, sponsored by the Chicago Park District.

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July 2016
free and open to the public

Around the World in Music!

July 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nichols Park, 1300 E 55th St, Chicago
Chicago,

Around the World in Music invites you to go around the world through music with this interactive string quartet program for people of all ages. We'll use music to explore the cultures of Uganda, Haiti, Iran, Egypt, the Czech Republic, and the United States! This concert is a Night Out in the Parks event, sponsored by the Chicago Park District.

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Around the World in Music!

July 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chicago Park District Smith Park, 2526 W Grand Ave
Chicago,

Around the World in Music invites you to go around the world through music with this interactive string quartet program for people of all ages. We'll use music to explore the cultures of Uganda, Haiti, Iran, Egypt, the Czech Republic, and the United States! This concert is a Night Out in the Parks event, sponsored by the Chicago Park District.

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Zombie: Origins and Evolution Project

July 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, United States

This event features scenes from the ZOE (Zombie: Origins and Evolution) Project documentary, plus an art exhibition opening featuring artists Ben Salus and Jean-Yves Hector, CD release and live music by Rudy Perrault and Sabrina Jean Louis performed by Crossing Borders Music, and live dance by Haitian dancers! The ZOE project is an international event in Chicago and Haiti in which artists, musicians and dancers collectively work on a series of exhibitions and a feature documentary that examines the origins…

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free and open to the public

From Street Tunes to Sufi Art Music: Celebrating Egyptian Composers

July 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States

Music by Egyptian composers of yesterday and today whose works capture the spirit and diversity of Arab music! This concert will include the performance of the brand new Peace Piece by Egyptian American composer Riad Abdel-Gawad, as well as folk-inspired works by Gamal Abdel-Rahim and works by Abdo Dagher inspired by Sufi mysticism. It features Issam Rafea, oud; Maya Shiraishi, violin; Tom Clowes, cello; and Omar al Musfi, Middle Eastern percussion. The concert is free and open to the public.

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September 2016

Crossing Borders Music at St. Paul & The Redeemer

September 11, 2016 at 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
St. Paul & The Redeemer, 4945 S Dorchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60615 United States

Crossing Borders Music will perform with the Rosier Family Trio selections of Haitian classical music by Sabrina C D Jean Louis and Michel Monton during Sunday services at 9:15 and 11:15AM. All are welcome!

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December 2016
free and open to the public

Music of Faith and Hope from Uganda and Haiti

December 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States

Music of Faith and Hope from Uganda and Haiti is a concert of string quartet concert by Haitian and Ugandan composers. The program includes Rudy Perrault's Exodus String Quartet. His writing is heavily influenced by the culture of his native Haiti, and he portrays through music the story of being forced to leave Haiti under circumstances less fortunate than his own. The work is dedicated to people around the world forced from their homelands, especially those persecuted in their new…

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January 2017
free and open to the public

Celebrating Music from Syria and Egypt

January 8 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Syrian musicians Issam Rafea, oud, and Omar al Musfi, percussion, join Crossing Borders Music performers Maya Shiraishi, violin, and Tom Clowes, cello, to celebrate music by composers from Syria and Egypt. The ensemble will present original works composed by 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.

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February 2017
free with Museum admission

Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

February 4 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

Crossing Borders Music performs a family-friendly concert of beautiful and uplifting compositions and folk song arrangements by Haitian composers, surrounded by stunning Haitian artwork. Free with Museum admission.

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Music of Faith and Hope from Uganda and Haiti

February 19 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago,

Music of Faith and Hope from Haiti and Uganda features string quartet masterworks by Haitian American composer Jean “Rudy” Perrault and Ugandan composer Justinian Tamusuza. Their works tell the stories of the pain of being forced from one's homeland and the hope for a better future, and of the Ugandan martyrs - the first black African saints – and how they willingly, even joyously, gave their lives for their new faith. The program also includes an intensely personal statement of…

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