What: 7th Annual El Pueblo Canta
When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015. Traditional Latin American foods will be for sale at the concert beginning at 6 p.m.
Where: Wellington Ave UCC, 615 W. Wellington, Chicago. Click here for directions.
Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 students/limited income; children under 12 free. Click here to buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
Parking: Free parking is available, first come first served, at the Illinois Masonic Hospital garage at Halsted and Wellington, two blocks west of the concert site. Click here to reserve a parking pass. Passes are limited, so it’s best to reserve a pass ahead of time.
Child Care: Free child care will be provided at the venue. Click here to reserve a spot for your child/children.
All proceeds from the concert go to Centro Romero, Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition at the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, and Wellington Ave UCC.
A cumbia-fusion band whose members live and actively organize in the Back of the Yards neighborhood bringing information and resources. In the past 3 years, Quinto Imperio members contributed to the creation of the “Dreamers and Allies Run for Undocumented Students” a scholarship that funds the education of deserving students in the neighborhood and raises funds by having members sponsored to run the Chicago Marathon.
Over a span of nearly 30 years, 8 recordings and a breath of generations, Voices has been a mainstay in the Chicago political-folk scene, dedicating their music to seeking social justice through a multicultural message of peace. Voices’ live music has connected them with countless grassroots issues of both local and global import, including the movements to close the School of the Americas, oppose war, and stand for immigrant rights. Voices’ 8th recording, Sailing Free, will be released at the concert as part of the El Pueblo Canta celebration.
Resounding Wayves (Peter, Jim and Matt)
Chicago-based Resounding Wayves add their own vibrant vocal arrangements to familiar folk and spiritual melodies and original songs, melding their passion for peace with the joy of music-making.
Using various musical styles and genres including classical, Latin, gospel, global, traditional and contemporary songs and hymns, the Wellington choir creates a thoughtful and inclusive experience that builds community and inspires people to live their faith in action. The choir’s music embodies the embroidered message (Dari language) of the handmade, Afghani peace scarves they wear: “Borderfree” represents the hope that “borders” will not separate or destroy families anywhere in the world.
Hannah’s original folk/rock music has elements of country, groove and “surreal” lyrics. Her singing style is relaxing with facets of jazz, spoken word and rock n’ roll.
Dare2Dream, Centro Romero Youth Choir
D2D Youth Choir led by Shana Harvey performs songs which promote peace and tolerance in the world. The songs they sing were written in collaboration with Centro youth both past and present. With Ms. Harvey’s help they raise their voices in celebration of what could be.
El Coro Juvenil D2D dirigido por Shana Harvey interpreta canciones que promueven la paz y la tolerancia en el mundo. Las canciones que cantan fueron escritas en colaboración con los jóvenes del Centro Romero tanto en el pasado como en el presente. Con la ayuda de la señora Harvey levantan sus voces en la celebración de lo que podría ser.