Event Description

Crossing Borders Music shares music of Haitian and Cuban-American composers rooted in their countries’ culture, history, and movements of resistance.
The program highlights the music of Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera, an outspoken critic of Cuba’s human rights violations. His “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.
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

4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States
(773) 728-6000