05/09 | MELVIS SANTA, OPEN RUMBA at Ruth Page Center, HerStory to Tell: Femmes de la Force, “Goya & Dalí: Los Caprichos” exhibition

Melvis Santa’s CD release of Santa Habana at Sabor A Cafe
Melvis Santa already has an impressive resume – a founding member of Sexto Sentido, work with Interactivo as well as many Cuban Jazz artists, film work in Siete días en la Habana and her own projects Santa Habana and Achedi.  This Chicago performance (At Sabor a Cafe on May 9) has her collaborating with a hand-picked ensemble, three of whom took the roof off the place a few weeks ago when they played there with Eliel Lazo:  Cuban saxophonist and keyboardist Orlando Sanchez “Cubajazz”,  bassist Joshua Ramos and guitarist/keyboardist Rob Block. 9pm Sabor A Cafe Steakhouse 2435 W Peterson Ave, Chicago

“Goya & Dalí: Los Caprichos” exhibition  at Instituto Cervantes| Revisit Goya through the work of Dalí on the former’s series of prints Los Caprichos. Dalí shows us a total work of art, consistent with Goya’s thinking, marked by a programmatic and enlightened character that reconciles the multiple sources of knowledge from Baroque tradition, the Classical world and the French Encyclopedists. The exhibition features 40 prints, 17 by Goya and 23 by Dalí, inviting us to discover two great masters through intelligence and humor.

OPEN RUMBA at Ruth Page Center FREE | Share and learn about one of the most incredible cultures (la Cubana) through the music and dance of Cuban Rumba. Join us in celebration of the 52 anniversary of Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba and also in tribute to two of the founders of this group- Ricardo Gomez Santa Cruz and Gregorio Hernandez (el gollo). There will be live Rumba and Afro-Cuban music by Iré Elese Aburre directed by Daniel Lopez. We will also be having two special guests Carlos V and Kenneth “Skip” Burney joining us that day.
There will also be a one hour dance class taught by Edson Cabrera and Victor Alexander; in addition, there will be Rueda de Casino with Robert Giles.

HerStory to Tell: Femmes de la Force by Ayodele Drum & Dance
History or HerStory? Our story to tell of the strength of the daughters, mothers, nurturers, and warriors. Women who when tested by the trials of life, bathe in the waters of Yemanja and come through triumphant…shining.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago

Sunday 03/10 | Meera, The Lotus of Prem (Bharata Natyam) by Urmila Satyanarayanan – Naperville North Central College, Pfeiffer Auditoriumw 310 E. Benton Ave Naperville, IL 60540




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