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All SRBCC programs receive partial funding from Arts for Illinois, Illinois Arts Council, Arts Midwest, Driehaus – MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Landmarks Illinois, and Field Foundation of Illinois.


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February – March 2022




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.

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


Sharing Grandmothers se centra en las tradiciones orales, canciones de cuna y cuentos populares de las mujeres, así como en las tradiciones musicales de África y el Caribe, repletas de ritmos de percusión, rituales y expresiones vocales. El proyecto reúne a dos artistas multidisciplinarias, cada una de las cuales abarca una rica herencia cultural y un dominio de las canciones, historias, ritmos y danzas tradicionales de sus respectivas culturas.

Este concierto es parte de Extended Play Series, una colaboración entre Old Town School of Folk Music, DuSable Museum of African American History y Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC) que se hace posible gracias al generoso apoyo de la Fundación Pritzker Traubert.





{Trés} is a chamber music trio founded in 2010. It started as a collaborative project between José Antonio Zayas Cabán and Colin Young, with the purpose of performing transcriptions for 2 saxophones and piano. The trio has since performed chamber music by a wide range of composers in Central America, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States.
{Trés} es un trío de música de cámara fundado en 2010. Nació como un proyecto colaborativo entre José Antonio Zayas Cabán y Colin Young, con el propósito de realizar transcripciones para 2 saxofones y piano. Desde entonces, el trío ha interpretado música de cámara de una amplia gama de compositores en América Central, el Caribe y en todo Estados Unidos.
Featuring Miguel Zenón:

“This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.”
— MacArthur Foundation, 2008.

Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists and composers of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Jazz and his many musical influences.

Recent Productions
Abrazo Virtual 2021-2022
English Description
Join us as we celebrate Puerto Rican arts and culture from El Bastión, VSJ. Discover the story of a group of brave artists who rescued a dilapidated building in Old San Juan to create El Bastión, the home of Asociación Acirc. Enjoy performances by our hosts and a traditional plenazo “plena jam” directed by Leró Martínez Roldán with guests, including Los Pleneros de Don Segundo, Joe Medina and Adriana Santoni.
Descripción en Español
Acompáñanos desde la comodidad de tu hogar para celebrar el arte y la cultura puertorriqueña desde El Bastión, Viejo San Juan. Descubre la historia de un grupo de valientes artistas que rescataron un edificio en ruinas en el Viejo San Juan para crear El Bastión, el hogar de la Asociación Acirc. Disfruta de las actuaciones de nuestros anfitriones y un plenazo tradicional dirigido por Leró Martínez Roldán con invitados: Los Pleneros de Don Segundo, Joe Medina y Adriana Santoni.

Recording: December 26, 2021, El Bastión, San Juan / 26 de diciembre de 2021
Aired on January 1, 2022 / Transmisión se llevó a cabo el 1 de enero de 2022
Time/Horario: 4:00 PM Chicago / 6:00 PM San Juan
Directed by Omar Camilo
Produced by Omar Torres-Kortright
Cultural Immersion Trip to Puerto Rico 2022
June 23-30th, 2022

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