Bring your family on a multi-media musical adventure around the world exploring traditional and new art music from Asian, Middle East, African, and Latin cultures. Using children’s literature, projected photos of the wonders of the world, legends and mythology, “Passport to World Music” will transport you through cultures around the world and introduce you and your family to the richness of the music, art, architecture, natural beauty and stories. Featuring the “Cat and Rat: the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac,” (Commissioned by the Chicago Children’s Humanities Festival and premiered Nov 2, 2003 at the Chicago Humanities Festival) based on the illustrated book by Caldecott Award winner Ed Young and “Frida,” (Commissioned by the Chicago Children’s Humanities Festival and premiered Nov 5, 2005 at the Chicago Humanities Festival) an illustrated children’s book by Jonah Winter and Ana Juan, new and World Music will be performed by musicians from Fulcrum Point New Music Project, with international guest artists including Foday Musa Suso, Diego Alonso and Yang Wei.
- Diego Alonso, Flamenco Guitarist
- Foday Musa Suso, Mandingo Griot
- Yang Wei, pipa virtuoso
- Kalyan Pathak, tabla master
- CBS News Anchor, Roseanne Tellez, reader for “Frida”
Location: Harris Theater for Music and Dance