3rd Annual Afro-Caribbean Improvised Music Festival - December 11-14, 2013

Produced by Agúzate and SRBCC, Chicago’s Annual Afro-Caribbean Improvised Music Festival celebrates the art of improvisation and its many variants in Afro-Latin music. The festival is a multi-genre, multi-venue undertaking that is now in its third year.


Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC) has gone a few exciting changes in the last 10 months. We have welcomed our new Executive Director, Luis Bermúdez, and are now preparing for the upcoming Grand Opening of our performance space located at 4046 W. Armitage! We need your support and participation in helping us celebrate our opening.

For this historic moment in our organization, we will bring you a unique set of events on Friday, December 13th and and Saturday, December 14th. For the Grand Opening of our new space on Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 8:00 pm, we invited James Sanders to present the debut performance of "Proyecto Libre". They will be preceded by the all-female Afro-Puerto Rican group Las Bompleneras. Register here for this free event.

Our second event will be a multi-arts Afro-Latin Record Collectors' Fair and Exhibit hosted by Sonorama and Sobremesa Supper Club on Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 pm


SRBCC has partnered with Agúzate and The Old Town School of Folk Music for these events as part of the 3rd Annual Afro-Caribbean Improvised Music Festival (ACIMF). This multi-genre, multi-venue undertaking celebrates the art of improvisation and its many variants in Afro-Latin music. The 2013 ACIMF includes free and family friendly events, taking place the second week of December (11-14) 2013 at Old Town School and SRBCC.

We hope to share the vision for this exciting new space in the Hermosa neighborhood. You could be a part of this historic night. It would mean the world to see you there!

Click here for a full schedule of events, including the Opening Night Tribute to Ismael Rivera featuring Ismael Rivera Jr. at The Old Town School of Folk Music.
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