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Crossing Borders Music Collective celebrates Ugandan music with Chicago concerts

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Crossing Borders Music Collective presents a collection of music by Ugandan composers and a multi-sensory exploration of the stories and cultures behind them entitled, Uganda: Music, Martyrs, and Multiculturalism. Learn about a vile king, religious martyrs, and then hear the lively string quartet, "On the Way of the Cross" by Justinian Tamusuza, that they inspired. Then, take a virtual visit to the music department of Uganda's Makerere University, where students from Uganda's more than 40 ethnic groups have, with the guidance and encouragement of their teacher Tamusuza, learned to musically embrace their ethnicities by drawing on their languages, instruments, and traditional music to inspire their stirring compositions.

ABOUT CROSSING BORDERS MUSIC COLLECTIVE (CBMC): The Crossing Borders Music Collective's mission is to foster intercultural appreciation, understanding, and cooperation through music. We envision a more harmonious world in which people experience musical and artistic dimensions of world cultures in such a way that influences how they shop, invest, travel, volunteer, do business, and live their day-to-day lives. To this end, we present moving music that tells compelling stories by composers from under-represented cultures - music that invites audiences to learn more and get involved. In sharing this music through live concerts and recordings, we partner with and promote other non-profit organizations working around the world. Crossing Borders Music Collective was founded in December 2011. [from CBMC press release]

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Unity Temple
875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
7:30pm
Free

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
First Unitarian Church of Chicago
5650 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
3:00pm
Free

Friday, February 28th, 2014
College of Lake County, Auditorium C-005
19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030
7:30pm
Free

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