Experience live in concert Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Co-Founder and Artistic Director Orbert Davis' Emmy Award winning score to "DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis,” a critically acclaimed documentary that first aired on WTTW in 2010.
Through the voices of its leading citizens, scholars, artists, politicians, and business leaders, DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis explores the history of Chicago's African-American community from 1779 to present day. Moments of triumph and challenge are told, as the unsung heroisms of everyday men and women are celebrated. Hear the music that brought this film to life, live in concert!
This is the final production of a three-concert partnership with the Kehrein Center for the Arts in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. Opened in 2019, the partnership aims to help realize the Kehrein Center’s goal of becoming a cultural home on Chicago’s West Side.
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