Music and art expand our world and bring us together. In this spirit, 21c Museum Hotel Louisville and Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) are happy to invite you to KRM Live at 21c: Tiny Lobby Concert Series, a free, drop-in concert series, held on Sunday evenings in October from 5-6pm in the 21c Lobby Gallery. The concert series will feature artists across disciplines who are immigrants, refugees, and US-born individuals to celebrate our community’s global musical culture in the setting of contemporary art from around the world.
(5-6pm. Free and open to the public. Reservations not required.)
October 3: Magda Sanchez & Alberto Abril
October 10: Academy of Flamenco Arts
October 17: Osmany Chauvin Elias*
October 24: Charles Amewudah and Aseye Ensemble
October 31: Fernando Moya and Javier Barroso
*Also join us for a New Lens performance featuring Jamie Monck!
Cocktail for a Cause
Anytime during October, you can also support KRM by visiting Proof on Main to enjoy a Cocktail for a Cause, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting KRM. On your way in, be sure to check out the KRM Art Makes Home installations on the exterior of 21c Louisville to enjoy some of the visual art shared through KRM’s arts and culture city-wide series, helping to make the arts accessible to all.
Proof on Main and 21c Louisville are excited to be partnering with KRM, a local non-profit committed to making Kentucky a home for refugees, for the month of October in conjunction with National Wide Awakes Day 2021, a series of global events taking place on October 3rd and throughout the month organized by the Wide Awakes, a network of thousands of artists, cultural workers, and activists who radically reimagine the future through creative collaboration.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) is a nonprofit agency providing initial resettlement support, long-term integration services, and immigration legal services. Together as a community, we resettle refugees and welcome immigrants. Through KRM, you encourage hope, advocate for newcomers, and transform the lives of those seeking safety.
About Magda Sanchez & Alberto Abril
Magda Sanchez is an up and coming Cuban singer / songwriter. She was a 2020 Latin Music Award Kentucky Winner (Best Urban Artist) and frequent musical collaborator with KRM’s arts and culture programming.
Alberto Abril, a Panama native, is a doctoral candidate in Classical Guitar Performance. He plays locally with several groups including Hermanos, a Latin jazz band, and has partnered with KRM as a collaborating artist on multiple arts and culture events.
What are the Wide Awakes?
The Wide Awakes of 1860 were a grassroots political movement in the United States – a force behind abolition who supported the election of Abraham Lincoln. Through collective action and the dissemination of powerful visuals, texts and songs, the original Wide Awakes allowed people to envision a world in which abolition was possible. On October 3rd of 1860 the Wide Awakes marched in the name of emancipation with massive torchlight parades around the country; all carrying lanterns and clad in oil cloth capes. Today, the Wide Awakes are an open-source network who radically reimagine the future through creative collaboration. We are a community of voices that welcome the ideas and membership of all as we grow this movement to create a new culture together in pursuit of liberation of mind, body and spirit. Anyone can be a Wideawake! ASK QUESTIONS, OPEN YOUR EYES, AND JUMP IN!
21c continues to follow the latest CDC guidelines in the fight against Covid-19. With cases on the rise, we are asking all teammates, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in all public spaces. We are recommending all guests do as well.