Folk Festival

July 18th, 2008

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Greek Town, China Town, Pilsen, Ukrainian Village, Humbolt Park – Chicago is a melting pot of world cultures and traditions. Our city is stronger and livelier because of our immigrant communities and the new traditions they bring.Apart from hosting ethnic restaurants and dozens of parades, Chicago is catching on to the growing popularity of world music. This summer, a number of festivals will celebrate Chicago’s diverse world music scene and the immigrant communities that live here.

One gathering in particular is the Nuestra Musica Festival. Hosted by the Old Town School of Music, Nuestra Musica will show-off the folk traditions of Latin America. Musicians, dancers, poets, and cooks will gather this month to commemorate one of Chicago’s largest ethnic communities.

In this episode of City Voices, we’ll be hearing from one of Nuestra Musica’s organizers, Nashima Carrera and we’ll also hear traditional Venezuelan music from David Blasini.

May Day Legacy

May 9th, 2008

Chicago May Day 2008

Asian Community contingent at the 2009 May Day March & Rally in Chicago. View all images posted by marchers here.

Recorded April, 2008
WNUA Broadcast Date: Sunda, April 27th, 2008
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Chicago’s immigrant workers rallied again on May Day to commemorate the 2006 march that nearly brought the Loop to a standstill.The 2006 May Day March was a landmark moment for our city’s immigrant workers, and for the immigration reform movement. On that day, Chicago’s Latino, Asian and European immigrant workers filled city streets demanding equal rights in the workplace, fair wages and the right to unionize. Read the rest of this entry »

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