3rd Annual ElPueblo Canta
3rd Annual ElPueblo Canta
Join us for the 3rd Annual El Pueblo Canta: A Concert Celebrating the Movement for Immigrant Justice and supporting local immigrant justice work
Wellington Avenue UCC 615 W. Wellington Ave. (Located on the corner of Broadway and Wellington Ave. a few blocks south of Belmont. Close to the Halsted, Broadway and Clark St. Busses, as well as Red or Brown line trains)
Doors open at 6:30pm and concert starts at 7pm.
Cost of ticket: $25 general admission; $10 Students/Limited Income
Featured Musicians include:
* Jarochicanos, is a children and youth son jarocho workshop organized in 2008 to teach and practice the jarocho "fandango" tradition of Veracruz, México, where communities convene to participate in extended dance and music celebrations as they have for over 300 years. In teaching and learning jarocho music, Pilsen-based Jarochicanos are actively involved in community programs and events. Jarochicanos interpret traditional sones, including children's songs and other sones of natural life and love.
* Voices, is a Chicago-based political folk group Voices' most recent release, "Dare the Untried", includes all original material that continues
Voices' mission of weaving the politics of peace into harmony-rich songs of hope and struggle,
building on their folk foundation with layers of bluegrass and sing-able pop.
Over a span of 20 years and 7 recordings Voices has been a mainstay in the Chicago
political-folk scene, dedicating their music to seeking social justice through a multicultural
message of peace. Their ongoing belief is that music reaches across borders to nurture harmony
that rises above discord.
Voices' live music has connected them with countless grassroots issues of both local and
global import, perhaps most notably the movement to close the School of the Americas. At the
gates of Fort Benning, GA, they have joined musical forces annually with the likes of Holly
Near, The Indigo Girls, Emma's Revolution, Jon Fromer, Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriquez-Seeger,
Francisco Herrera, Jon Fromer, Colleen Kattau, Charlie King and numerous others in driving
what Pete Seeger has called the "singingest movement since the civil rights movement".
Closer to home, Chicago fans of the group have this to say about Voices:
"Voices current talent-rich configuration brings poetry, musicianship, activism, and humor to
bear on the music, guaranteeing soulful tunes with meaning, wrapped in hope and joy. The
Roches in their heyday would be hard-pressed to match this level of connected interplay."
Voices members: Chris Inserra, Matt Yanny-Tillar, Iesha Scott and Nathan Inserra-Mousin
* Quinto Imperio is a cumbia group from the south side of Chicago that was founded by three brothers when they were young with the help of his father. Today, there are eight members who are part of this energetic group. They not only set a good example to the youth of the community through music, but also outside the group, two of them have obtained university degrees; four are continuing their education in college and the rest are graduating from high school. Because they understand the importance of education, they mentor children and adolescents in his neighborhood in addition to being actively involved in the movement seeking immigration reform and the Dream Act. Quinto Imperio has participated in music festivals in and out of Chicago are and are currently working on her first CD.
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Centro Romero, Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition, and Wellington Avenue UCC are working to bring diverse groups together who are passionate and interested in immigrant rights.
Note: Doors open at 6:30
Wellington Ave. UCC
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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