Reviews and Press


Wow.  I was amazed at the overall quality of the music making, the new pieces and composers introduced, etc.  And the simplicity and softsell of the whole performance and broadcast wound up being deeply moving and inspiring… some performers and composers we can take notice of in the future, too!”

Music Critic Andrew Patner, WFMT

“Crossing Borders Music Collective Baha’i music program truly inspires:” the musicians “lift[ed] up hearts, minds and souls with their remarkable talent and musical works.”

                                             Music Critic Kelly Milionis,, four-star review

“A TimeOut Chicago Critic’s Pick!”

            Music Critic Mia Clarke, TimeOut Chicago

Hyperlinks to stories and broadcasts featuring Crossing Borders Music

“Making a Difference” on NBC-5 Chicago News
“First Blacks Chicago” in the Chicago Tribune
Live in the WBEZ studios: Crossing Borders Music musicians perform

WBEZ’s WorldView: discussing Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

WBEZ’s WorldView: Crossing Borders Music’s Celebrating Resilience: Music from the Unvanquished Bahá’í University of Iran

WBEZ’s WorldView: Multiple Crossing Borders Music concerts featured

WBEZ’s WorldView: Crossing Borders Music’s Earthquake Remembrance Concert

WFMT’s Relevant Tones: 60-minute show featuring Crossing Borders Music’s Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

WFMT’s Fiesta!: Music from Haiti including a performance by Crossing Borders Music (no longer online)

WFMT’s PianoForte Salon Series: Live Crossing Borders Music broadcast of Haitian Piano Music

WFMT article on Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

WFMT video and article on Gaurav Mazumdar and Musial Crossroads: India and the West

WFMT article and audio streams from Meditation and Passion: Uncovering Piano Masterworks of Haiti

Chicago Tribune: Crossing Borders Music’s Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

Miami New Times article on Richès Dayiti: Treasures of Haitian Piano Music

Chicago Tribune: Rediscovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales featuring Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

Crossing Borders Music’s The Real Vodou in the Hyde Park Herald

Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music in the Chicago Tribune’s Daily Southtown

Peoria Public Radio: Crossing Borders Music’s Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music discussed

Middle Wisconsin: a profile of Crossing Borders Music

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