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First Blacks Chicago

Feb 7, 2022

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

First Congregational Church of Dundee
900 S 8th Street
West Dundee IL, 60118

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Using music as a lens to celebrate Black History, Chamber Music on the Fox presents a Crossing Borders Music program honoring Black Chicago trailblazers. The program, developed over three years with the Haitian American Museum of Chicago and DuSable Heritage Association, features a brand new work commissioned of Jean Paul Coffy, as well as inspiring music by Haitian composers including La Cité by Sabrina C D Jean Louis (commissioned by Crossing Borders Music and the DuSable Heritage Association in honor of Chicago’s first non-native resident, Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable), Fraternitas! Fraternitas! Dei Patris Nomine by Gifrants (commissioned by Crossing Borders Music in honor of Chicago’s first African-American mayor Harold Washington), and Brother Malcolm by Jean “Rudy” Perrault, a musical imagining of a conversation at the inauguration of Barack Obama between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.