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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

World Music Wednesdays: Caribbean Roots

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, 60625 United States
$10
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

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, ... Read more

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Celebrating Cuban-American Composers

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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Free & Open to the Public
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers 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 ... Read more

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Roots: Haitian String Trios

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Hear string trios by Haitian composers "rooted" in the beauty of Haitian culture and its unique history, religion, and folk traditions! Haitian compositions and folk song arrangements celebrate Haiti's revolutionary freedom-seeking origins, its folk music, its unique religious traditions - and Haiti's fascinating connections to the Midwest United States!

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Roots: Haitian String Trios

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
GCE Lab School, 1535 N Dayton St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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$15 – $20

Roots: Haitian String Trios features music by Haitian composers “rooted” in the beauty of Haitian culture and its unique history, religion, and folk traditions. Explore the centuries-old tradition of Haitian classical music, a tradition designed to show that world that Haitians were just as talented and refined as their European counterparts, and, later, to celebrate ... Read more

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

From Exile: April Online Video Performances

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm - Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm
IL United States
Free & Open to the Public
Composer Parisa Sabet

From our performers' homes to yours, Crossing Borders Music honors musicians from around the world forced from their homelands in our online solo video performance series "From Exile." Videos will be released throughout the month. For the latest, go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page. We hope you find their stories and music a ... Read more

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Monday, May 18, 2020

“FROM EXILE” Online video series

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 am - Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

From our homes to yours, enjoy our video series of music by and about people forced from their homelands and those in diaspora populations! This "From Exile" video series shares stories and beautiful music by and about people forced from their homelands, which inspire us through challenging times. This series is made possible in part ... Read more

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Stories and Music of Resilience

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:10 am - 1:10 pm
Streamable Learning

Crossing Borders Music celebrates musical stories of resilience in a performance of string quartet music by composers from around the world. This unique 50-minute 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 ... Read more

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community

Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Haitian American Museum of Chicago – HAMOC, 4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Free & Open to the Public

"We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community" is a stroll-through exhibition highlighting the excellence of Black America. Organized by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago and Emerald City Coffee, the event features 19 exhibits celebrating Black contributions in the fields of visual art, music, science, Chicago history, US history, and more! The event will take ... Read more

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Music by Black Composers

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020

We're sharing music by Black composers in online performance videos! This series is made possible in part by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Composers with Disabilities Around the World

Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public

Crossing Borders Music presents a unique, online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti, Japan, Colombia, and the US, including four world premier works! The composers were selected from a competitive call for scores. UK autistic composer Rylan Gleave's subtle sea soundscape "in waves" was commissioned by the Royal Conservatoire of ... Read more

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