Oct 28, 2021 - Things to Do

Enjoy at Puerto Rican-Colombian harvest festival

Guys with instruments.

Beto Cartagena y Su Conjunto will play traditional Colombian gaita music at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center this weekend for a harvest celebration. Photo courtesy of the SRBCC

Enjoy some Colombian and Puerto Rican hospitality at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center's Canción de Otoño this Sunday afternoon.

Why it matters: The SRBCC event reminds us on Halloween that harvest festivals, highlighting food and the arts, happen all over the world.

What they're saying: "Canción de Otoño is our way of bringing together our family of teaching artists, international guests, resident artists and creative youth at SBRCC, Chicago’s longest-standing Latinx cultural center celebrating 50 years in 2021,” says Omar Torres, the Center's executive director.

What's happening: The event will feature a cooking demonstration of a hearty Colombian chicken soup called ajiaco by Urban Pilón.

  • Visiting artist Beto Cartagena will play ancestral folk music from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
  • Artists will present excerpts from their "Raices to Roots" show about the Puerto Rican experience in Chicago.
  • La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón will present bomba music and dance performances.

If you go: Register for tickets or catch the performances online.


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