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August 24th – Welcome Home Block Party & BBQ on the Events Field

David Hernandez & Street SoundsPlease 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.

Street Sounds performs in front of the MCC

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.

David Hernandez Bio

Pictures from last year’s event:

Zero Waste was on site to help make this a sustainable event!

Students goofing off to the sounds of the band

These two really know how to dance!

Kien Quoc Van Pham, Jayne McGuire and a friend celebrate the new academic year.