CONCERT DATE: Friday, May 29, 2015
TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Join us for an improvisational mini concert by some of the leading ladies of the AACM followed by a stimulating and informative conversation about women and music.
Featured are musician/composers Ann Ward, Coco Elysses, Maia, Shanta Nurullah, Sherry Scott and Rita Warford — Presented by DuSable Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the AACM.
Internationally renowned for unparalleled contributions to modern music, the AACM is commemorating its 50th anniversary throughout 2015. Founded in Chicago in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, the vanguard institution had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form through the free AACM School of Music.
Moderated by Kai El’ Zabar, executive editor, Chicago Defender newspaper
The exhibition will be open to the public until 6:30 pm for this event.