March 22, 2021 //

Heartbeat of Japan

Heartbeat of Japan (Tsukasa Taiko) – The rich history of Japan comes alive through dynamic music and dance examples, embodying the centuries-old culture of this beautiful country. Audiences will be introduced to the thunderous roar of Taiko drums, the grace of classical dance, and the stories behind these traditional art forms. For All Ages Custom Live: …

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The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing

The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing (Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago) – Captivating artists illuminate the grace and power of traditional Korean drumming and dancing by demonstrating intricate performances. Harmony and its role in nature and the Korean arts is featured throughout. This dynamic performance will showcase four traditional styles including: (1) samulnori, a …

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The Evolution of African-American Music: From Africa to Hip Hop

The Evolution of African-American Music: From Africa to Hip Hop (Bruce Henry & Band) – An interactive concert for all ages that explores the history of African-American Music. This entertaining and educational concert will help participants understand and appreciate how the many styles of African-American Music – from Field Hollers to Jazz and R&B – are …

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July 27, 2018 //

Radio Free Honduras

Radio Free Honduras has a mission to help share the artistic spirit and creative talent of Honduran music legend Charlie Baran with the world. A founding member of the wildly popular Honduran group Banda Blanca, Charlie left Honduras to immigrate to America with his family, and has spent the last 20 years or so working …

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The Universal Language of Music

Featuring lively Latin-inspired songs, this diverse collective of musicians expertly demonstrates how music brings people together and showcases the role collaboration can play in creating something entirely unique and exciting. Availability: Monday-Friday, weekends For All Ages Technical Requirements: • Access to electricity • Minimum performance space of 15×20 feet • PA system with 2 mics …

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Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago

Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago is a 501(c)3, community-based cultural and educational organization. Primarily serving Chicago and the surrounding region, they are dedicated to developing and promoting traditional Korean cultural and performing arts. To meet its mission, the Korean Performing Arts Institute presents an array of programming, including classes for youth, workshops, educational presentations, …

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The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing

Captivating artists illuminate the grace and power of traditional Korean drumming and dancing by demonstrating intricate performances. Harmony and its role in nature and the Korean arts is featured throughout. This dynamic performance will showcase four traditional styles including: Sul-janggu- rhythms of a janggu (hourglass drum); Samul-nori- playing of two metal instruments and two skin …

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January 31, 2018 //

World Rhythms at Gill Park

Immersion Workshop Performers Jason Wolf and Andrew Elbert from Pulse Beat Music, an Urban Gateways touring group, performed their global percussion show The Birthplace of Rhythm for students with Greeley Elementary’s after-school program at Gill Park.  Students sang, danced, learned about drums and rhythms from cultures all over the world…and after the performance, they even got to try …

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August 18, 2017 //

Gingarte Capoeira Chicago

Mestre Marisa Cordeiro is the founder and executive director of Gingarte Capoeira and a shining symbol of the Brazilian community in Chicago. Born in Curvelo, Brazil, Marisa trained at the prestigious Cordão de Ouro Capoeira Academy in São Paulo with top instructors such as Mestre Suassuna, Mestre Canguru, and Mestre Urubu Malandro. She is one …

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Flamenco Quartet Project

Flamenco Quartet is a project dedicated to exploring and expanding the vocabulary of flamenco. Led by an open-minded spirit, the ensemble seeks to engage with contemporary culture through vibrant performances that honor the roots of traditional flamenco while sharing a passion for music and dance discovery. The roster boasts remarkably diverse talents, including composers, arrangers, …

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