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Live: Haitian Music for Change

Friday, March 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Free & Open to the Public
The Crossing Borders Music string quartet shares a program of music in response to Haiti’s current humanitarian crisis. The program includes Rudy Perrault’s “Exodus” string quartet which tells through music the story of Haitian immigrants and refugees, “Strings for Change” by Gifrants which was written in response to the events of Jan. 6, 2020, “Chrysallis devient papillon,” a metaphor for transformation by Sabrina CD Jean Louis, plus the premiere of “Ti pawol” by John Karly Fils Ménard, showing the incredible talents of Haiti’s next generation of musicians, and more!
This performance and talk with University of Illinois – Chicago music students is also a free event open to the public.
The program marks ten years of sharing music by Haitian composers since Crossing Borders Music’s first-ever performance “Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music.”
Image: Pictured: before a grey background, a headshot of Haitian composer Rudy Perrault posing with hands folded under his chin around a conducting baton, looking at the camera
This program is made possible through support from the University of Illinois – Chicago, the Paul M Angell Family Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and by supporters like you. Crossing Borders Music acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


Friday, March 10, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Free & Open to the Public


University of Illinois-Chicago
Educational Music and Social Work Building,1040 West Harrison, Room L285 (basement level)
Chicago, 60607 United States
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(312) 996-2977
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