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Events around Segundo Ruiz Belvis CulturalCenter
Ukrainian Days Chicago 2018
Saturday 12:00pm (25 August)
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Illinois Division, Chicago
Chicago: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop
Friday 10:00am (26 October)
Right Way Signs of Chicago, Chicago
When?Start time: Friday 7:30pm (15 June)
End time: Friday 10:00pm (15 June)
A powerfully progressive synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language, ÌFÉ is a bold new musical project from Puerto Rico based African American drummer/producer/singer Otura Mun. Mun, an Ifá priest or Babalawo in the Yoruba religion, has been a vanguard artist in the Puerto Rican music scene since his arrival there in the late 1990’s, producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many of the islands most important musical voices. In this show ÌFÉ continues their yearly tradition of giving us acoustic versions of their most popular songs, only at SRBCC. As always, Chicago's community of rumberos and Bomba practitioners will join ÌFÉ at the end of the show. Show followed by a Meet & Greet and conversation with the artists.
Free tickets are available for this show for a limited time. A $15 suggested donation supports SRBCC's programs and international exchanges with artists in Puerto Rico and Chicago.
About the "Borinken Me Llama" Series
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC), Chicago’s longest-standing Puerto Rican cultural center, introduces Borinken Me Llama, a new multi-arts series for 2018 that explores the Puerto Rican experience, featuring emerging and established artists hailing from the island in collaborative partnerships with Chicago-based artists of the Diaspora.
Borinken Me Llama (Borinken is Calling or “Calling Me”) addresses the humanitarian emergency brought on by both Puerto Rico’s economic crisis and the devastation wrought by Hurricane’s Irma and María through a series of events, performances and community talks with visiting artists. Conversations will range from the current status of the art industry in Puerto Rico, and the role of art in community building throughout the island, to the innovative ways in which artists are reinventing themselves to build a sustainable post-María economy. Each community show is followed by a conversation with the artist and a reflection on the current status of Puerto Rico.
Most events will take place at SRBCC’s 6,000 square foot multi-arts space located at 4048 W. Armitage Avenue in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood.
Generous support for Borinken Me Llama is provided by The Chicago Community Trust.