Celebrating Cuban-American Composers
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6:45 pmFree & Open to the Public
Celebrating Cuban-American Composers highlights works by the Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera, an outspoken critic of Cuba’s human rights violations. His composition “Ladies in White” pays tribute to the organization of the same name formed by wives of imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders who call on Cuba to release imprisoned political dissidents. The concert also features Grammy-nominated composer Tania León’s “Del Caribe, Soy!”, a powerful statement of heritage from a composer who nonetheless rejects almost all identity labels.
Free and open to the public
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Photo credit Ricardo Rios