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Wednesday, April 12, 2023  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Chinobay & Dance of Hope

4545 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

The Dance of Hope is an inspiring production that features visiting Ugandan youth sharing their stories of social and economic transformation through riveting performances of East African regional folk music and dance. The group is directed by Ugandan musician, educator and World Bridge Foundation founder Chinobay ( née Herbert Kinobe) and Segawa Bosco, once an orphan on the streets of Kampala, Uganda who founded M-LISADA, one of the most revered children's homes in the country.

In 2008 while on tour in the US, Chinobay was introduced to the work of M-LISADA children's home by Charles Terry, a philanthropist who had been supporting the home for several years. When Charles visited Uganda again, he invited Chinobay to M-LISADA where they attended a performance given by children living at the center and experiencing profound hardship. Despite the turmoil - both emotional and financial - that they had endured, their smiles of the children still shone through. Hundreds of them were eager to perform their music, and Chinobay found himself moved to tears - at one time, he had been one of those children. While watching the children perform, he could envision a dream come true where they could travel around the world to share their songs and stories with communities worldwide while striving to restore dignity and self-confidence.

We hope you will join us to experience the raw power, emotions and joy the young performers bring to the stage in the Dance of Hope.