Roots and Rhymes: The Great Migration

Lecture Series

February 20, 2016


Assembly Hall

Soul Cafe and the Global Voices Program at International House presents Roots and Rhymes: a Black Culture Showcase in collaboration with local Chicago artists. To commemorate The First Great Migration, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of a movement that has since irrevocably shaped Chicago.


Come experience the diversity Chicago's arts community has to offer. Featuring student performances from UChicago and Harold Washington College, a performance of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance, by the Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago and Gingarte Capoeira Chicago, plus Phi Beta Sigma's Step Team. In addition, Chicago’s legendary singer Maggie Brown will be concluding the event with a sample of her Legacy show mixed in with some of her latest work.


This event is free and open to the public. Reception begins at 5:00 PM and the event starts at 5:30 PM.


Sponsored by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series, Soul Café, Organization of Black Students, Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago, and Gingarte Capoeira Chicago.