Saffron Caravan Uses Music to Build Bridges Between Cultures

The world music ensemble Saffron Caravan uses art to connect cultures.

The group's repertoire spans seven languages and explores the roots of blues and jazz infused with Afro-Caribbean and Southeast Asian melodies and rhythms, uniting artists from Iran, Cuba, India, Israel and the United States.

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Saffron Caravan is the performing arm of Genesis at the Crossroads, which offers education, community partnerships and cultural exchanges as key components of humanitarian work.

Wednesday, Dr. Wendy Sternberg, executive director of Genesis at the Crossroads, joins host Phil Ponce to discuss the group’s mission.

Below, the ensemble performs a song on “Chicago Tonight” composed by Aaron Bensoussan called “L’Cha Dodi.”

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