Son Monarcas Latin Folk Fusion ensemble at Allen Hall October 17-21

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Event Date: 
October 21, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Allen Hall, Main Lounge
Address: 
1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Like the Monarch Butterfly, Son Monarcas takes you on a musical migration from the USA to Latin America by fusing indie soul with traditional son & cumbia. Son Monarcas is comprised of musicians who are well-versed in the Afro-Mestizo genres of folk music from Latin America and who blend the traditional with the contemporary by creating original arrangements of "son" while retaining the foundation of the traditional style. Their original compositions include influences of Cumbia, Samba, Jazz, and Experimental music in English and Spanish.

Son Monarcas are co-sponsored by Unit One/Allen Hall, SLAYS - the Latinx Student Group of Allen Hall, and the CU Folk and Roots Festival.

All events are free and open to the public and take place in the Main Lounge of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana

Wednesday, October 17
9pm – Yogiposa: Yoga class with Lyndsey Scott featuring live music by Son Monarcas

In the project "Yogiposa", a play on the words yoga and mariposa (butterfly), Son Monarcas' multi-instrumentalists Irekani Ferreyra and Mercedes Inez create a magical soundscape of ambient beats, healing frequencies and rich harmonies. Combining compositions for voice, guitar, violin, requinto jarocho, kalimba, looping, and drums, Son Monarcas' music ranges from ambient tribal meditation to downtempo world-infused grooves.

Thursday, October 18
9pm – Son Monarcas Performance

Son Monarcas is a Latin Folk Fusion ensemble that takes you on a Pan-American musical migration by fusing indie soul with traditional Latin son & cumbia. Join us to dance, listen, and eat tasty food.

Sunday, October 21
1pm – 3pm: Workshops and Fandango

1pm - Concurrent workshops on music from Mexico

Violin/Lead Guitar: learn melodies on string instruments from different regions of Mexico

Guitar strumming / Voice: learn strumming techniques from different regions of Mexico and/or to sing verses in Spanish

1:30pm – Zapateado and Percussion - foot-tapping Ballet folklorico dance workshop and percussion. Learn to dance zapateado or play rhythms from different regions of Mexico

2pm – Fandango – Let’s put it all together for a fandango! Join in this traditional Mexican jam session playing instruments, singing, and bringing the community together through music and dance

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Arts of Resistance Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC with Mestre João Grande October 25-28

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Event Date: 
October 25, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Description: 

The Capoeira Angola Center IL announces its Arts of Resistance Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC, to occur for four days from October 25 through October 28. This event celebrates the richness of the African and Latin roots of Afro-Brazilian culture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, presented by Contra-Mestre Denis and Professora Aisha of Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign IL and the Capoeira Club at UIUC. This fabulous celebration of Brazilian culture will include workshops in Capoeira Angola movement and music, alongside honored guest Mestre João Grande.

Guests:
Mestre João Grande (Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande)
Professora Julissa Gamela (CACNY)
Professor Rasta Chapa (CACNY)

Event Schedule

Thursday, 25th
Capoeira Angola Center IL
6:30pm- 8:30pm - Capoeira Angola Movement/ Music class*

Friday, October 26th
Illini Union Quad (if weather permits)
12:00pm-1:00pm- Capoeira Angola Roda presentation

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
7:00-9:00pm -Capoeira Angola Movement class*

Saturday, October 27th
Lincoln Square Mall Urbana
10:30-11:00am - Free Kids Capoeira Angola Movement Class
11:00am-12:00pm - Roda Presentation at Lincoln Square
12:00-1:30pm- Capoeira Angola Movement Class*

1:30-3:00pm Break

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
3:00-4:00pm - Capoeira Angola Music Class
4:00-6:00pm - Capoeira Angola Movement & Capoeira Roda*

Sunday, October 28th
UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
9:30-10:30am- Iyengar Yoga class

Capoeira Angola Center IL
11:00- 11:30am Maculelê Afro- Brazilian Stick Dance Class
11:30-1:00pm - Capoeira Angola Movement & Dance Class*
1:00-2:00pm - Break
2:00-4:00pm Capoeira Angola Closing Roda*

Event Locations Addresses:

UIUC Dance Department Nevada B
907 1/2 West Nevada Street,
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Illinois Union Quad
1401 W. Green Street,
Urbana, IL 61801

Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Lincoln Square at 300 S. Broadway, Urbana,
IL 61801 Space 157 (North Entrance)

Lincoln Square ( South Wing)
201 Lincoln Square,
Urbana, IL 61801

Dress Code *
For Capoeira Angola workshops only
– Flat sole shoes
– T-shirt that can be tucked into your pants
– athletic pants or White pants
– Tank tops not allowed

Sponsors :
Paid for by the Students Cultural Programming Fee
Center of World Music
Capoeira Club at UIUC
UIUC Dance Department
Students of Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Art Coop Inc

Free for UIUC students with a UIUC Student ID

Full event $100.00

Prices for per-day rate

Thursday $30.00
Friday $50.00
Saturday $75.00
Sunday $50.00

Instructors, Treinels, Professores and Contra-Mestres, if bringing 2 or more students please contact us,special deal for the group leader.

Please contact Contra-Mestre Denis or Professor Aisha with any questions:
217-721-0887
angolacenterillinois@gmail.com
www.angolacenterillinois.com

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Zaiko Langa Langa in Concert at the City Center

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Event Date: 
November 3, 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Venue: 
The City Center at Fat City
Address: 
505 S. Chestnut Street Champaign, IL, 61820
Description: 

The City Center and Champaign's own Best of Africa Food Store present Zaiko Langa Langa (also spelled Zaïko Langa Langa and in other variants), a seminal soukous band from DR Congo. The word "Zaiko" is a portmanteau for the lingala phrase Zaire ya bankoko, meaning "Zaire of our ancestors", where "Zaire" must be read as a reference to the river by that name, now called Congo. The meaning of the phrase "Langa Langa" is controversial; according to the band's website, it means "marvelous" or "almighty".

Since its founding in 1969, the band has experienced several personnel changes, and a number of prominent soukous musicians have been in their lineup. In this iteration of the group, "Tout Choc" or "Tout Choc - Anti Choc" can also be added to their name, referring to Franco's Orchestre T.P.O.K. (= Tout Puissance Orchestre Kinshasa).

Admission: 
Tickets $40-60; available via The City Center website
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BALINESE GAMELAN CONCERT

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Event Date: 
December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
1114 West Nevada Street, Urbana
Description: 

End of semester concert featuring Balinese Gamelan ensembles under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa.

Traditional works will be performed by the UIUC Student Ensemble and Community Gamelan.

Balinese dance under the direction of Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa will also be featured in this program.

The performance is open to the public and admission is free.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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TM Krishna Lecture and Performance

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Event Date: 
October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St. Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

TM Krishna, a renowned Karnatic musician, will present a lecture and performance Friday October 12, 2018, in the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures Knight Auditorium. This event is cosponsored by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, the India Studies Fund, and the Spurlock Museum. Free Admission.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival

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Event Date: 
October 18, 2018 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Multiple Locations in Urbana
Description: 

The annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival returns October 18-20, 2018. Founded in 2009, the festival features a variety of artists performing at venues throughout downtown Urbana.

For admission information, check C-U Folk and Roots Festival FAQ here: http://folkandroots.org/2018-festival-faq/

For more information about featured artists including Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Stephen Wade, Bones Jugs, and Moonlight Ramblers see the full listing here: http://folkandroots.org/2018-performances/

For a complete C-U Folk and Roots Festival schedule, visit: http://folkandroots.org/2018-schedule/

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Introduction to Congolese Rumba Ensemble Workshops with Jean-René Balekita

On Tuesdays 6-8pm, starting October 2, through Tuesday November 27, 2018, the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is offering University of Illinois students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn Congolese Rumba from guitarist, singer and percussionist Jean-René Balekita. Over the course of eight weekly sessions, in Music Building, Room 0304, participants will be introduced to Congolese Rumba styles and the rhythms associated with the music. School of Music building is located at 1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL. These non-credit sessions are offered free of charge.

Sounding Community, Communities of Sound-ISAMS Symposium 2018

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The Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS) will host their third graduate symposium, with an exciting program that includes the work of ISAMS members and graduate students from across North America and Europe. The diverse papers, discussions, and performances scheduled promise to make this a stimulating and thought-provoking weekend. Keynote speaker Dr. David Novak from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a lecture entitled "Global Sound Networks and the Politics of Accessibility.”

Free Admission

Program:

FRIDAY, OCT. 5TH

Sounding Community, Communities of Sound - ISAMS Symposium 2018

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Event Date: 
October 5, 2018 - 5:00pm - October 6, 2018 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Smith Memorial Hall and Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
805 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 and 1114 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

The Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS) will host their third graduate symposium, with an exciting program that includes the work of ISAMS members and graduate students from across North America and Europe. The diverse papers, discussions, and performances scheduled promise to make this a stimulating and thought-provoking weekend. Keynote speaker Dr. David Novak from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a lecture entitled "Global Sound Networks and the Politics of Accessibility.”

Program:

FRIDAY, OCT. 5TH
The Keynote will be held in Smith Hall, and the concert will be held at the Music Building.

5:15pm (220) Keynote
7:30pm (Aud.) Improvisers Exchange concert - Brandon Seabrook Trio (optional)

SATURDAY, OCT. 6TH
All events will be held in Smith Hall, except for the final performances.

9:00am (25) Breakfast
9:30am (25) Panel 1
11:30am Lunch (provided for presenters)
12:30pm Optional Lunch Activity

1:00pm (25) Panel 2
3:30pm (25) Panel 3
5:00pm Dinner
Optional Dinner Activity

7:30pm (Aud.) Performances

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Introduction to Congolese Rumba Ensemble Workshops with Jean-René Balekita

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Event Date: 
October 2, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Music Building, Room 0304
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

These non-credit sessions are offered free of charge. Register by email with Jason Finkelman, finkelma@illinois.edu

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is offering University of Illinois students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn Congolese Rumba from guitarist, singer and percussionist Jean-René Balekita. Over the course of eight weekly sessions, participants will be introduced to Congolese Rumba styles and the rhythms associated with the music.

Jean-René Balekita, taught songwriting and choral classes to undergraduates at the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa from 2008-2015 where he earned Bachelor (2013) and Associate (2000) degrees. In 2001 he founded the group Bomoyi to perform original songs blending Congolese Rumba and Gospel styles, released popular recordings and music videos in DR Congo, which led Bomoyi to tours of Europe and the United States in 2009. When Bomoyi returned to the United States in 2015, Balekita settled in Urbana-Champaign, IL where he has since performed on the University of Illinois campus at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Spurlock Museum and University YMCA, in our community at Urbana Free Library and Crystal Lake Park, in local elementary schools including Westview and St. Matthew, and in many area churches including First Presbyterian Church of Champaign and First United Methodist Church of Champaign. Balekita is committed to sharing cultural arts of his country and reaching people from different socio-cultural backgrounds through music. He is currently a teaching artist at the Community Center for the Arts in Urbana.

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to present Jean-René Balekita as a visiting artist-in-residence of the center. This engagement program is support by the School of Music and the College of FAA.

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Free Admission
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