Please join the College of Professional Studies, the Multicultural Center and the Associated Students on Friday, August 24th, from 4:00 – 6:00 on the Events Field for a rousing Welcome Back Block Party for students, staff and faculty alike, where you will be treated to the amazing Chicago sounds of renowned poet, David Hernandez and his band, Street Sounds.
Come dance to the music and enjoy the BBQ that will be provided. Be sure to check out the rest of Humboldt’s Welcome Home festivities to enjoy with friends.
In 1971, Hernandez founded ‘Street Sounds’, a poetry with music performance ensemble that has received critical acclaim and awards. The group’s concerts have taken them from smoke-filled rooms to the governor’s mansion, performing in schools, colleges, festivals and special events such as The Taste of Chicago, the Jazz Festival, Amnesty International, The Chicago Humanities Festival and the Illinois State Library where they were awarded the Patron’s Choice Award.
National Public Radio’s All Things Considered is quoted as saying, “David Hernandez’ poetry reaches people from Park Avenue to park benches. He is a modern troubadour who has turned the city streets into lyrics.”
For more information, video clips and sound tracks, please click on this link.
Pictures from last year’s event: