In this historic event, Chicago’s longest-standing Latino Cultural Center will be commemorating the past while unveiling new branding and programming for the future. SRBCC brings Pirulo y la Tribu, Puerto Rico’s most sought-after artist of the new salsa generation, for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Afro-Caribbean music, and dance in Chicago.
In consonance with its mission and vision, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center wants to bridge the gap between celebrity musicians and youth performers, allowing a new generation of aspiring artists for unparalleled access to musical production. You will see this through a captivating opening showcase by SRBCC and ASM’s Afro-Caribbean Jazz and Bomba Apprentices, followed by the sounds of Chicago’s premiere Afro-Puerto Rican group: Buya. SRBCC’s Youth bomba group, Arawak’Opia, will preceed our headliner.
It all ends with a full danceable concert by Francisco “Pirulo” Rosado and his 8-piece band, coming exclusively from Puerto Rico for this event.
– The cocktail reception part of the gala will start promptly at 6:30 pm at the Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall, located at 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue (East Building).
– The official gala program and concert will start at 8:00 pm at the Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, located across the street at 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue (West Building).