Events for Saturday, 18 August 2012
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Unisono is an annual music and cultural festival held in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood. Unisono celebrates community empowerment through diversity, education and social justice. The festival features popular musical performances, poetry performances and readings from renowned authors, as well as a variety of free educational and art workshops, art viewings with local artists, and more.
Each year Unisono attracts thousands of attendees who come together with the active participation of well-known businesses, organizations, and local and national media outlets. In the past, Unisono has featured performances by Grammy Award-winning groups such as Sones de Mexico, Grupo Fantasma as well as critically acclaimed groups like Fandanguero, Los Vicios de Papa, Velorio. Unisono is brought to Chicago and the Pilsen community by The Resurrection Project.
In 2012 The Resurrection Project will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of this festival. As a special feature, The Resurrection Project will be celebrating and highlighting its latest community development initiative: La Casa. La Casa is a new, innovative model in student housing aimed at attracting surrounding college-bound students to provide them with a safe living environment and specialized programs to incrementally increase their chances of college success.
18th & Paulina Chicago, IL