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Sunday, October 17, 2021

We Walk: A North Lawndale Celebration of Black Community

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lawndale Pop-Up Spot, SW Corner of Douglas Blvd and Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
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Free & Open to the Public

Stroll through a cultural fair sponsored by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC), Crossing Borders Music, the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot, and Art West! This event features selected works from HAMOC’s traveling exhibit “We Walk” celebrating Black history and culture; music commissioned by Crossing Borders Music of Haitian composers celebrating Black Chicago trailblazers, with guest ... Read more

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Reflections of the Arab World Livestream

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public
Tarek Younis

New Music Chicago presents Crossing Borders Music in music for string quartet from the Arab World! The program marks the online premiere of a string quartet commissioned by Crossing Borders Music of Jordanian composer Tarek Younis! And, the online world premiere of Rasa Mahmoudian’s string quartet arrangement of the “International Refugees Anthem” by Syrian composer ... Read more

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

“Reflections of the Arab World” livestream

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public

Watch a livestream of music for string quartet and ‘ūd from the Arab World with special guest, composer Tarek Younis! Crossing Borders Music musicians Rasa Mahmoudian and Tom Clowes will co-host the program which includes Tarek’s brand new “Journey 1” for string quartet, commissioned by Crossing Borders Music! The program also features the online premiere ... Read more

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Streamable Learning: What Makes Music Special? Part I: Windows and Mirrors

Monday, December 13, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

What makes your favorite music “special”? Is it the music itself? The memory of when you first heard it? The context in which you hear it? How do our personal backgrounds affect how we hear music? How can music help us relate to others? This unique program, filled with “special” music from Colombia, Haiti, the ... Read more

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Streamable Learning: What Makes Music Special? Part II: Music and Context

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

What makes your favorite music “special”? Is it the music itself? The memory of when you first heard it? The context in which you hear it? How do our personal backgrounds affect how we hear music? How can music help us relate to others? This unique program, filled with “special” music from Cambodia, Taiwan, Colombia, ... Read more

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Monday, February 7, 2022

First Blacks Chicago

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Dundee, 900 S 8th St
West Dundee, IL 60118
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$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 ... Read more

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Streamable Learning: Stories and Music of Resilience

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Crossing Borders Music celebrates musical stories of resilience in a performance of string quartet music by composers from around the world. This unique string quartet program features music by composers from Uganda, Argentina, the Soviet Union, the Chickasaw Nation, Iran, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in the ... Read more

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Voices of the Proud: LGBT+ Composers

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public

On the Sunday before Transgender Day of Visibility, join us to celebrate LGBT+ culture with "Voices of the Proud: LGBT+ Composers"! The program features the beauty, love, grief, playfulness, creativity, and pride of music by LGBT+ artists chosen from a call for submissions. This event will be broadcast live on the Crossing Borders Music Facebook ... Read more

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

First Blacks Chicago

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public

"First Blacks Chicago" is a celebration of Black Chicago trailblazers! "First Blacks Chicago" was created by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC), and in 2019 HAMOC invited Crossing Borders Music's participation in this ongoing historic project. Be among the first people to hear "Ogou Wa dè Zanj," ("Ogou, King of Angels"), a new piece ... Read more

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Streamable Learning: Cambodian Music: The Living Tradition

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In partnership with the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial and its Resident Artist Punisa Pov, Crossing Borders Music shares a program of newly arranged Cambodian songs, through which we’ll learn about Cambodian history, culture, and the rich, living tradition of Cambodian arts and music. This educational livestream is for grades 6-12 students ... Read more

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