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New Global Voices


At the Alhambra Palace.

HotHouse is creating this signature series to encounter a range of music and cultural expressions rare to the City. Thematic threads running through the programming of the series will include the journey of traditional influences that emanated from Africa and spread along historical trade routes and new music from the Middle East. HotHouse has chosen to focus this programmatic consideration to give amplified voice to many artists living in regions of conflict or who may be alienated vis a vis mainstream American culture since 9/11. A secondary goal of the project is to combat mythologies related to Islamophobia by showcasing cultural voices from primarily Muslim countries (Pakistan, Syria, Iran, etc.) These two goals became heightened in our work in the wake of the recent presidential election when rhetorical animus directed at immigrants and Muslims (and Jews) became more vigorous. 

HotHouse’s pioneering emphasis on smart diplomacy, bridge building through cultural exchange and enhancing opportunities for diverse cultural expression has long marked the organization as a national leader in the field. Global Voices is an extension of our curatorial intention wherein we marry social justice concerns with high caliber artistic expression to build audience participation and educational opportunities. 


  • Sunday, September 25 at 4pm, $20: Duo Violão Brasil
  • Sunday, October 2 at 4pm, $25: The DIO Trio with special guest Fareed Haque 
  • Sunday, October 9 at 4pm, $15: CONCERT FOR SYRIA
  • Sunday, October 16 at 2pm, $25: Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque
  • Sunday, October 23 at 4pm, $25: The Kaia String Quartet featuring Fareed Haque, CD RELEASE CONCERT! 
  • Saturday, October 29 at doors 8pm, concert 9pm, $25: ATASH with special guest Fareed Haque
  • Sunday, October 30 at 4pm, $25: Gypsy Rhythm Project
  • Sunday, November 13 at 7pm, $25: Sones de México and the Irish Music School of Chicago tribute to Los San Patricios
  • Sunday, November 20 at 4pm, $25: Painted Caves
  • Sunday, November 27 at 4pm, $25: Chicago Folklore Ensemble
  • Sunday December 4 at 4pm, $25: Shalizar Ensemble
  • Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 11am until 4pm: Soul Souk Holiday Market
  • Sunday, December 18 at 4pm, $20/$10: Fulcrum Point New Music Project Presents the 18th Annual Concert for Peace: Politics, Poetry, and Prayer


  • Sunday September 24 at 5pm: Carlos (Tato) Ayress And Son Monarcas
  • Sunday October 8 at 5pm: Afua Osei-Bonsu And Ugochi Nwaogwugwu’s Love Shot 
  • Sunday November 5 at 5pm: Nano Stern 
  • Sunday December 17 at 5pm: Thomas Buckner, Robert Dick And Douglas Ewart
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