Haitian Music for Change
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!
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 Skokie Public Library, 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. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.