Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Sueños Music Festival Partner in Support of the Youth Media Center

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Chicago’s longest-standing Latino cultural center partnered with Sueños Music Festival to support a new Youth Media Center, as well as much-needed improvements to its performance space in Hermosa. The partnership was revealed at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s End of Season Celebration, where youth apprentices in Afro-Caribbean Jazz, Bomba, Music Production, Photography and Caribbean Cooking presented their work with special guest, rapper and sonero El Hijo de Borikén, coming directly from Puerto Rico. “It’s a great honor to partner with Sueños, the biggest Latin music festival ever produced in Chicago, to celebrate and support tomorrow’s local artists, who are now apprentices in SRBCC’s multidisciplinary youth programs. Being a witness every day of the power of the arts to inspire and motivate our creative youth, we’re grateful for the opportunity to continue building a safe space in Hermosa for them to produce new work, interacting with our growing family of instructors and resident artists,”– said Omar Torres-Kortright, SRBCC’s Executive Director. The event took place at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC), located at 4048 W. Armitage Ave., on Saturday, May 14th. Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC) is the longest-standing Latino cultural center in Chicago. Established in 1971, it was named in honor of Segundo Ruiz Belvis, a Puerto Rican patriot and member of a secret abolitionist society that freed slave children under Spanish rule.

CAPTION: Sueños production team presents $50,000 check to support Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s Youth Media Center. 

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