About Us

Founded in 2008, Chicago Music and Dance International Inc. is a non-profit organization working to broaden appreciation of world dance and music forms and help local artists sustain their cultural traditions, building bridges of cultural understanding.


Chicago Music and Dance International’s vision is to work with artists, organizations and communities, to advance cultural understanding, and to achieve universal appreciation and support of the world’s diverse music and dance traditions as a vital and essential part of daily life.

Prominent Harvard professor Robert Putnam has written that “the central challenge for modern, diversifying societies is to create a new, broader sense of we.” He advises that “to strengthen shared identities, we need more opportunities for meaningful interaction across ethnic lines where Americans (new and old) work, learn, recreate, and live.”

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