Crossing Borders Music Collective presents “Beyond the Headlines: Stories of Music, Martyrs and Multiculturalism from Uganda,” a collection of music by Ugandan composers and a multi-sensory exploration of the stories and cultures behind them, at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.
Learn about a vile king and religious martyrs and listen to the lively string quartet, “On the Way of the Cross” by Justinian Tamusuza. Take a virtual visit to the music department of Uganda’s Makerere University, where students from more than 40 ethnic groups have, with the guidance and encouragement of their teacher Tamusuza, learned to musically embrace their ethnicities by drawing on their languages, instruments and traditional music to inspire their stirring compositions.
Crossing Borders Music Collective presents moving music that tells compelling stories by composers from under-represented cultures. The presentation is co-sponsored by the French department and the Multicultural Student Center.