Realizing the Dream: Latinos, Blacks and Jews celebrate the vision of Martin Luther King Jr. through Hip-Hop.
|On the weekend preceding the commemoration of the life of this century’s most revered civil rights leader, a set unique Hip-Hop concerts will bring together African-American, Latino and Jewish musicians and audiences for a show of diversity of which the late civil rights leader literally dreamt.|
|Led by Josue Noriega, the four band members have roots in Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Mexico as well as Jewish culture. Using a mix of live instrumentation and samples, they meld Hebrew with merengue and layer Jewish-themed rhymes atop salsa rhythms to create tracks like “Havana Nagila” off their CD, Raza Hoodia. The band features members of several acclaimed Latin alternative bands, including La Barranca and Jaguares. Samples of the band’s music are available on its website, www.hoodios.com.|
|The events are part of Kfar Jewish Arts Center’s music series, Tzitzit: Voices from the Jewish Fringe and are sponsored by the Alliance of Latinos and Jews and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs|
January 18 at The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood
sponsored by Jewish Council on Urban Afairs.
January 19 at The HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo in Chicago’s trendy South Loop neighborhood
sponsored by Alliance of Latinos and Jews.