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African Blues (The Reprise) Silver Room Block Party Launch Party

  • The Promontory 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West Chicago, IL, 60615 United States (map)

That's right AFRICAN BLUES (REPRISE) - the original Music, Life, and Culture movement founded over 20 yrs ago in Chicago as a part of the USG collective. 

Founded by Ron Trent in 1995 as a music and art event in his loft, the Urban Sound Gallery, African Blues later became a moving sound track. The idea was to celebrate togetherness on a homegrown level, bringing together collective forces to the market place. Though the event was developed in Chicago, African Blues launched in a big way on the city streets of NYC. Now it is time for it is time for its return back home...

Celebrating the launch of the Silver Room Block Party, we present AFRICAN BLUES (REPRISE)

***Presented By***

Joaquin Joe Claussell and Ron Trent ALL NIGHT


Grand Master Kahil El Zbar (Live)

This is one of these Rare moments you don't want to miss>>>

The first part of this series was recorded in Brooklyn at Cosmic Arts with Ron, Joe and a exclusive gathering of friends. The special recording will be available for purchase at this event as a limited sale. 

Here is a excerpt for this event: 

"20 years ago Joaquin Joe Claussell and Ron Trent came together to create a musical experience that spearheaded a cultural revival of Pan African music and dance.

Founded by Ron Trent in Chicago, African Blues became a source of inspiration for a movement of creative forces in the Chicago scene. Activating progressive minds who were looking to express themselves on a platform that would allow freedom, unity and creativity to culminate, eventually making a landing on the streets of New York on MLK's birthday in 1997. Ron and Joe will do a live recording to commemorate this POWERFUL beginning at Cosmic Arts."

We ask you to come and be part of this historical event.

Tickets $15 early bird, $20 in advance. Purchase yours now via the below link:

Bring your percussion, your dance, and reserve your space>>>

Strictly 21's and over, ID required.