DANCEAFRICA CHICAGO PRESENTS FREEDOM!
DanceAfrica Chicago presents FREEDOM!, which explores the critical role that African-inspired dance and music play in the global movement for cultural expression, liberation, human rights, and dignity. In Africa, the struggle for freedom is at the center of the struggle for life. There are many events, including Oct. 17-19, FREEDOM!, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State$36, $30, $24. Featured artists: Prophets of da City, Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti, Fua Dia Congo, Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, and poet Staceyann Chin. For tickets Ticketmaster (312) 902-1500 or www.danceafricachicago.com .
Also: Sunday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Prophets of da City with poet Staceyann Chin @ South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive. Prophets, indisputably South Africa's foremost Hip Hop/ Rap act, joins poet Staceyann Chin, of Def Comedy Jam on Broadway fame (free). Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., poets Staceyann Chin and CC Carter @ Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Blvd. Perform for The Black AIDS Crisis: Equal Problem, Unequal Solutions, a discussion on the inequities of care and support of African Americans with AIDS (free). Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., DanceAfrica Chicago presents poet Chin @ Guild Complex/Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division.