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World Music Wednesdays: Caribbean Roots
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$10
Crossing Borders Music shares music of Haitian and Cuban-American composers rooted in their countries’ cultures and histories.
The program highlights the music of multi-Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera. Hailed by the National Endowment for the Arts as “the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart,” his music defies categories and he’s celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and as a classical composer. Hear also Igancio Cervantes’s “Danzas,” Ernesto Lecuona’s iconic “Andalucia,” and more!
Then hear string music by Haitian composers “rooted” in the beauty of Haitian culture and its unique history, religion, and folk traditions! The music celebrates Haiti’s revolutionary freedom-seeking origins, its unique religious traditions – and its connection to Chicago through Chicago’s founder, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable!
[Free, $10 suggested donation]