Greater Cincinnati: A Home for All

Greater Cincinnati: A Home for All

Monday, October 23 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Hellman Creative Center, Covington, KY

There is a rich history of immigration in the Greater Cincinnati region dating back to its settlement in 1788. Learn about the events that have made Cincinnati a home for diverse cultural expressions and learn how we can continue to preserve individual cultures and provide equitable access to all.

6:30-7:15pm: Latin American popular/folk songs by Sonia Ivette Morales-Matos and friends
7:15-7:20pm: Introduction and viewing of the Hope Commission for Little Amal by The Well

7:20-8:15pm: “History of Immigration in Cincinnati” presented by Alfonso Cornejo, Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
8:15-8:30pm: Audience learning of “Take What You Need” by Reena Esmail to be performed on 10.25 as a community chorus

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
Alfonso Cornejo, President

Sonia Ivette Morales-Matos

Sonia Morales Matos Head Shot

The mission of Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA is to promote the creation, sustainable growth and development of the Hispanic/Latino business community in the Cincinnati Tri-State area as well as to link our Hispanic professionals with the best job opportunities to foster their professional and personal growth.
In addition, the Chamber works closely with profit and nonprofit area businesses as well as the local and state Chambers of Commerce and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. We are a link and forum within the national network of Hispanics business associations and firms, working to expand business opportunities.

Sonia Ivette Morales-Matos (b. 1961) is a Puerto Rican composer, performer, and educator who belongs to a family of distinguished musicians. She has a Bachelor degree from Berklee College of Music, where she studied composition and jazz, and a master degree in both Composition and Jazz Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. While in Indiana University, she studied with distinguished professors such as David Baker, Juan Orrego-Salas, Claude Baker, and John Eaton. She was the 2016’s recipient of the Dr. Herman Hudson Alumnus Award presented by the African American Arts Institute of Indiana University for her excellence as an educator, performer, and composer. In June 2019, she received recognitions from the City of Santa Ana, the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, and the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana, CA,  for her participation in the “Latino Masters Concert” as a composer, performer, and educator, and for her contribution to the community of the City of Santa Ana, California.

Get to Know Sonia Ivette Morales-Matos


Oct 23 2023


6:30 pm
Hellman Creative Center


Hellman Creative Center
Covington, KY

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