77 Beats Gives Final Performance

77 Beats, a citywide initiative that brings together performers from Chicago's 77 community areas, gives their final performance at the Logan Center on November 11th.

By Alexandra Davis, Estelle Higgins, and Camelia Malkami

Estelle Higgins / The Chicago Maroon

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Nov. 15, 2016

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A young local student opens the 77 Beats Closing Celebration with a benediction.

Alexandra Davis / The Chicago Maroon
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The University of Chicago’s Middle East Music Ensemble performs.

Camelia Malkami / The Chicago Maroon
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A performer from the Middle East ensemble sings.

Camelia Malkami / The Chicago Maroon
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The Greater House of Prayer brings passion and energy to the Logan Performance Hall at the 77 Beats Closing Celebration.

Estelle Higgins / The Chicago Maroon
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A local hip hop artist speaks passionately about the recent election and deep-seated societal issues.

Estelle Higgins / The Chicago Maroon
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Nationally-renowned activist poet performs “Million Dollar Melanin”, a poem about the societal and personal history of black discrimination and the journey of self-worth.

Estelle Higgins / The Chicago Maroon
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The Greater House of Prayer performs “We Shall Overcome."

Estelle Higgins / The Chicago Maroon