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First Blacks Chicago
Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $20
Developed over three years with the Haitian American Museum of Chicago and DuSable Heritage Association, Chamber Music on the Fox presents this Crossing Borders Music program honoring Black Chicago trailblazers! The program features a brand new work commissioned of Jean Paul Coffy, a lead artist of the legendary, Grammy-nominated Boukman Eksperyans, featuring Coffy himself on piano! Plus, hear inspiring music by Haitian composers including La Cité by Sabrina C D Jean Louis, commissioned by Crossing Borders Music and the DuSable Heritage Association in honor of Chicago’s first non-native resident, Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable; Fraternitas! Fraternitas! Dei Patris Nomine by Gifrants, commissioned by Crossing Borders Music in honor of Chicago’s first African-American mayor Harold Washington; and Brother Malcolm by Jean “Rudy” Perrault which imagines through music a conversation at the inauguration of Barack Obama between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr!
Tickets available at: www.eventbrite.com/e/168277842557
Pictured: a bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable