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Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
4048 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639
Las Caras Lindas, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s Afro-Latin music series sets the stage for a culinary and musical journey. For this unprecedented event SRBCC, the oldest Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago, joins forces with the Dominican American Midwest Association to bring one of the most established and celebrated artists of the booming Dominican music scene: Joan Soriano. Known for his clean, feathery guitar sound, which punches out rhythmic lines, Soriano has performed around the world from back bars to concert halls, and he is hailed by many as “the finest contemporary exponent of traditional bachata.” Opening for Soriano will be SRBCC’s youth ensemble.
Admission: FREE, $10 donation for tasting option. Choose the tasting option to experience the flavors of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, prepared by Punta Cana Restaurant!
This is an all-ages event.
RSVP required: eventbrite.com/e/las-caras-lindas-de-borinquen-y-quisqueya-featuring-joan-soriano-tickets-36559611783
This program is a part of the Chicago Cultural Alliance's Inherit Chicago. Inherit Chicago is a city wide festival of art, ideas and performance at neighborhood heritage museums and cultural centers. Head to InheritChicago.org for a full list of events!
SRBCC was awarded the 2016-17 Strengthening Artistic and Cultural Diversity Grant of the Chicago Community Trust for a music series titled “Las Caras Lindas”. Named in honor of Ismael Rivera’s 1978’s classic, the series explores traditional and progressive takes on Afro-Caribbean Music seen through performances of local and touring groups. The series includes international recording artists from Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Additional Support Provided by Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a national initiative designed to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Latin American cultures through the work of its contemporary and traditional performing artists.
Southern Exposure is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.