Events > 2018 > November > Red Bull Music Festival Chicago: Black Monument Ensemble @ Garfield Park Conservatory
About this event:
Created by Julian Ramirez
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, USA
WHAT: Red Bull returns to Chicago with another month long celebration of music.
SO WHAT: Red Bull Music Festival Chicago is the latest installment of Red Bull’s critically acclaimed international music series. This month-long lineup of expertly curated original programming spanning the city’s diverse music genres, exploring and celebrating Chicago’s rich cultural heritage while spotlighting its modern music landscape.
For one night only at Garfield Park Conservatory, the Black Monument Ensemble will perform its singular, multi-sensory show, Where Future Unfolds — Flowers for Chicago. An 80-minute musical and visual odyssey that investigates the circularity of history, the show is inspired by the church-rooted black activism of the ’60s and ’70s. The brainchild of visionary Chicago-based artist, educator, vocalist, musician and DJ Damon Locks, the Black Monument Ensemble formed to address today’s pressing civil rights issues, and utilizes samples and drum machines alongside vocals and percussion.