Music Without Borders

UChicago Presents’ newest series brings sounds from around the globe to Chicago, showcasing contemporary artists who blend world traditions with modern styling. Through partnerships with regional studies centers at the University of Chicago and local community organizations, Music Without Borders artists participate in mini-residencies featuring artist talks, lunch discussions, film screenings, student matinee performances, and more in addition to mainstage concerts at University venues.

In its third season, the Music Without Borders series partners with the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Center for Middle East Studies to present concerts by garifuna master Aurelio Martínez, the 24 Japanese Buddhist priests of Shomyo no Kai, and virtuoso kamancheh player and Silkroad Ensemble member Kayhan Kalhor.