Please join us for an afternoon pop-up concert featuring the Chicago Immigrant Orchestra (CIO). This event is free and open to all and offers an opportunity to listen to and talk with the musicians. Refreshments will be served.
The CIO is a world music ensemble founded in 1999 by the City of Chicago and now headed by guitarist Fareed Haque and oud player Wanees Zarour. Its instrumentalists and vocalists represent musical traditions from East, South, & Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Performances explore the differences and relationships among these traditions, creating a unique and cohesive tapestry of cultures.
Co-Sponsored by: Center for African Studies; Center for Global Studies; Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Center for Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies; Illinois Global Institute; Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies; Robert E. Brown Center for World Music; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program