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Sharing Grandmothers Concert

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sharing grandmothers


Sharing Grandmothers is an original multidisciplinary song cycle exploring the profound contributions of Black women to humanity.

Sharing Grandmothers focuses on women’s oral traditions, lullabies and folk tales, as well as the combined musical traditions of Africa and the Caribbean, replete with percussive rhythms, rituals, and vocal expressions. The project brings together two multidisciplinary musicians who each embrace a rich cultural heritage and mastery of traditional songs, stories, rhythms and dances from their respective cultures.

The two principal artists are Inez Barlatier, a Miami-based Haitian-American singer/songwriter, percussionist and dancer, and LORNOAR, a Cameroonian artist whose work also encompasses traditional and original songs, music, and dance. Under the direction of Miami-based director Carlos Caballero, a Latino/Caribbean artist, the work will celebrate the legacy of shared ancestry and traditions between Cameroon and Haiti, celebrating the influence of Africa on the Caribbean and its diaspora, and the empowerment of the 21st Century Black Woman.

Sharing Grandmothers is a transatlantic collaboration between two contemporary artists who have jointly created new music and lyrics that provide a modern-day commentary on issues that women face globally, speaks to the double oppression of Black women both in the U.S. and Africa.

This concert is part of the Extended Play Series, a collaboration between Old Town School of Folk Music, DuSable Museum and Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC) made possible with the generous support of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation.

Date and time

Sat, Feb 5, 2022, 7:00 PM CST


Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
4048 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharing-grandmothers-tickets-247261805717


February 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
4046 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639 United States
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