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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Cambodian Music of Life and Healing

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, 2831 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
Punisa Pov

With the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, Crossing Borders Music presents Cambodian Music of Life and Healing, with music celebrating the living tradition of Cambodian arts. Under the Khmer Rouge, most Cambodian artists were killed. After, Cambodians made heroic efforts to find living artists to pass along the traditional art forms. This life-affirming performance will showcase National Cambodian Heritage Museum resident artist Punisa Pov, who was taught by genocide survivors. Crossing Borders Music will perform Spiral X…

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Free & Open to the Public

Music and Stories of Resilience: Performance and Open Mic for Teens

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chicago Public Library – Back of the Yards Branch, 2111 W 47th St
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
Composer Amanda John

Teens: First we'll play music for strings by composers from under-represented cultures, all expressing their resilience in the face of hardship through their music. Then, we want to hear from you! Bring your instruments, bring your voices, bring your questions! You can share your music, get feedback, and ask about recording, live shows, or anything else about the life of a professional musician. Photo: Chickasaw composer Amanda John. We'll play her piece "Yeah... I Hit Like a Girl," which she…

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Cambodian Music of Life and Healing

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
Punisa Pov

With the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, Crossing Borders Music presents Cambodian Music of Life and Healing, with music celebrating the living tradition of Cambodian arts. Under the Khmer Rouge, most Cambodian artists were killed. After, Cambodians made heroic efforts to find living artists to pass along the traditional art forms. This life-affirming performance will showcase National Cambodian Heritage Museum resident artist Punisa Pov, who was taught by genocide survivors. Crossing Borders Music will perform Spiral X…

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Free & Open to the Public

Music and Stories of Resilience: Performance and Open Mic for Teens

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Branch, Chicago Public Library, 415 E 79th St
Chicago, IL 60619 United States
Composer Amanda John

Teens: First we'll play music for strings by composers from under-represented cultures, all expressing their resilience in the face of hardship through their music. Then, we want to hear from you! Bring your instruments, bring your voices, bring your questions! You can share your music, get feedback, and ask about recording, live shows, or anything else about the life of a professional musician. Photo: Chickasaw composer Amanda John. We'll play her piece "Yeah... I Hit Like a Girl," which she…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

$20

Crossing Borders Music at the Lagunitas Taproom!

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary, 2607 W 17th St
Chicago, Illinois 60608

We're also excited to announce a party at the Lagunitas Taproom! Your ticket includes live music, pizza, and tasty Lagunitas beers! Every dollar of your $20 ticket directly supports Crossing Borders Music! So come have a great time supporting a great cause! Non-drinkers welcome! Tickets available here.

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Free & Open to the Public

Music and Stories of Resilience: Performance and Open Mic for Teens

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Harold Washington Library, 400 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Composer Amanda John

Teens: First we’ll play music for strings by composers from under-represented cultures, all expressing their resilience in the face of hardship through their music. Then, we want to hear from you! Bring your instruments, bring your voices, bring your questions! You can share your music, get feedback, and ask about recording, live shows, or anything else about the life of a professional musician. Photo: Chickasaw composer Amanda John. We’ll play her piece “Yeah… I Hit Like a Girl,” which she…

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Music and Stories of Resilience: Performance and Open Mic for Teens

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Independence Branch, Chicago Public Library, 4024 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
Composer Amanda John

Teens: First we'll play music for strings by composers from under-represented cultures, all expressing their resilience in the face of hardship through their music. Then, we want to hear from you! Bring your instruments, bring your voices, bring your questions! You can share your music, get feedback, and ask about recording, live shows, or anything else about the life of a professional musician. Photo: Chickasaw composer Amanda John. We'll play her piece "Yeah... I Hit Like a Girl," which she…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer and Pianist Tatev Armiryan

Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas celebrates the legacy of renowned Armenian musician Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonian)(1869-1935). Komitas was an Armenian priest, composer, ethnomusicologist, singer, and choirmaster who traveled around villages collecting and writing down Kurdish and Armenian folk songs. He is considered the founder of the Armenian National School of Music. Komitas was arrested and deported to a prison camp during the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government, along with many other Armenian intellectuals. Haunted by the…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

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. The performance…

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

From Exile: Diaspora Composers

Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer Parisa Sabet

Crossing Borders Music honors musicians from around the world forced from their homelands in Diaspora Composers. The performance will include Ruth Schonthal’s String Quartet “In Memoriam Holocaust.” As an American Holocaust refugee, Schonthal spent much of her life avoiding writing music about the Holocaust so as not to trivialize it. Late in her life, she finally decided to write this piece to encourage its remembrance and memorialize its victims. Like other people of the Bahá'í religion in Iran, Parisa Sabet…

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