Category: Black Voices in Cabaret


  • Making Jazz, Arthur Briggs and Josephine Baker, French:

    On April 10, 2022 we hosted an international conversation about the history of African-American artists living in France, the cross-cultural stories of their fight for recognition, race relations, and the embrace of solidarity through music. View the forum anytime at cabaretconnexion.org/roundtable. Travis Atria (author of Better Days Will Come Again, the life of Arthur Briggs), […]


  • Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret: Second Concert

    Never before has there been a collection of Chicago’s African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA+ artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret! Presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Working In Concert, and The Cabaret Project. Black Voices in Cabaret & The French Connection Oct 3, 2021 @ […]


  • Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret

    Never before has there been a collection of Chicago’s African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA+ artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret! Presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Working In Concert, and The Cabaret Project. Cabaret Burlesque & Great American Songbook Sept 19, 2021 @ 3:00pmDirectors: Anne […]


  • News from Black Voices artists!

    If you’ve enjoyed the recent Healing Through Song concert series and the Black Voices in History panel that preceded it, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to support some of the artists who contributed to these wonderful events. Here are a few ways that you can support some new endeavors that our artists […]


  • Sunday: Healing Through Song – I Know Where I Am

    Healing through Song Part 1 – I Know Where I’ve Been (Sunday, March 14th) Join us on Sunday: rooms open at 2:30 to meet and greet the artists and each other. REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – advance your clocks one hour. Livechat with emcees David Stephens and Arlene Armstrong and today’s cast from Chicago and beyond: […]


  • Promo video for Black Voices in Cabaret

    To announce our “March month of Sundays at 3”, we’ve compiled excerpts of our upcoming concert and give a preview to the lively discussion we will have as we honor the legacy and build for the future of African-American artists in cabaret. Sundays in March 2021, at 3 PM CST. Madeline Morgan, Gwendolyn Brown, Ava […]


  • Black Voices in Conversation: A History of Cabaret on March 7

    Chicago was the capital of cabaret in the US when so much was going on in the 1910s and 1920s. The Stroll on State Street between 31st to 39th Streets featured Black performers like Alberta Hunter and band leaders like Lil Hardin Armstrong. Harlem picked up the baton in the 30s. And Barney Josephson opened […]


  • Help Us Match Our Illinois Arts Council Grant

    This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Join our campaign to match this fund by visiting our donation page here. When making this donation please earmark it for Black Voices. THANK YOU for donating by March 28th, 2021.


  • In memory of Cliff Joseph, artist & activist

    While searching for an image to represent the launching of Black Voices in Cabaret, we are inspired by this painting by Cliff Joseph, African-American artist, activist and art therapist. Cliff was engaged in the world around us until the week of his passing on November 8, 2020, at the age of 98. He loved our […]


  • Black Voices in Cabaret seeks artist submissions

    Working In Concert has launched a new initiative to take on the much-needed advancement of Black artists in the field of cabaret. By cabaret, we mean the intimate style of performance that connects the singer to their song and their song to the audience in a personal way. We invite cabaret performers, musicians, videographers, and […]


  • Launching an ongoing project of Black Voices in Cabaret

    Encouraged by possible start-up funding from the Healing Illinois campaign (Department of Human Services), Working In Concert is facilitating the creation of a network and ongoing program to highlight Black Voices in Cabaret. African American artists interested in participating, submit program proposals and raise their hands to Make It Happen! Write to [email protected] or call […]