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Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
4048 West Armitage Avenue 4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60639
A limited number of free tickets for this event is available at segundoruizbelvis.org. Suggested donation is $15.
For its yearly celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and Old Town School of Folk Music bring together two spectacular groups that are deeply rooted in the African traditions of Venezuela and Puerto Rico, respectively. 2017 WOMEX Official Selection Betsayda Machado y la Parranda El Clavo will join forces with Chicago’s own Bomba con Buya for an unprecedented Venezuela-Puerto Rico musical collaboration that will play on the deep musical and cultural ties between the two countries. The event will raise awareness about the current situation in Puerto Rico and donations collected will be destined to the Chicago Hurricane Aid for Puerto Rican Arts.
About the Extended Play Series
World Music Wednesday — Extended Play is a series of free concerts curated by the Old Town School of Folk Music and funded by the Chicago Community Trust. Extended Play presents high calibre world music artists at three venues across the city; The Old Town School of Folk Music, the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, and the DuSable Museum of African American History. Artists are selected in close consultation with partner venues to ensure that they reflect the programming objectives and mission of all institutions. Artists will perform for three consecutive days in these venues in an effort to make the significant cultural programming at the Old Town School of Folk Music available to other institutions and communities on the South and West sides of Chicago.