Anthony Russell - CONVERGENCE

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Event Date: 
February 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

CONVERGENCE: Spirituals from the Shtetl. Davening from the Delta

CONVERGENCE is a new repertoire of works exploring exile, spirituality, hope and redemption. Combining diverse strains of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and African American music, CONVERGENCE stands directly at spiritual, historical and textual crossroads. The musical sources are diverse: Chassidic piyyutim, negro spirituals, Yiddish labor union songs, Civil Rights anthems, Israeli folksong and traditional Ashkenazi synagogue music. The musical idioms are diverse as well, bearing elements of contemporary classical, jazz, blues, gospel, klezmer, chazzanut and experimental music.

Mr. Russell is accompanied by pianist Rachel Jensen.

Hosted by: Program in Jewish Culture and Society

In conjunction with: Department of African American Studies, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Department of Religion, Illini Hillil, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, School of Music, Sinai Temple, Spurlock Museum

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Timbalú

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Event Date: 
February 16, 2018 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
The Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race Street, Urbana
Description: 

Timbalú is Champaign Urbana's premier salsa band, playing Latin boogaloo, classic salsa, and Cuban timba.

Made up of representatives from across Latin America, as well as their North American and European allies, the ten-piece Timbalú makes powerful music-to-move-to. Directed by UIUC school of music graduate student, Ian Middleton, the group brings together UIUC students, graduates, faculty, staff and members of the Urbana Champaign community. It is a practical development of Ian's ethnographic research on Latin American traditional and popular musics.

Rony Die - Bass
Liz Faermark - Vocals
Lorraine Finkel - Piano
Lucas Henry - Saxophone
Cody Jensen - Timbales
Ian Middleton - Congas
Sergio Poo - Vocals
Eddy Quiroga - Trombone
Gabriel Solis - Saxophone
Lina Zambrano - Vocals

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Experiencing the Music of Iran and Azerbaijan

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Event Date: 
March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Levis Faculty Center
Address: 
919 West Illinois Street Urbana
Description: 

Gateways to World Music series continues with a program featuring music from Azerbaijan performed and discussed by visiting musicians featured in Mark Morris Dance Group's Layla and Majnun, and music from Iran by visiting scholar/performer Farzad Amoozegar-Fassaie (setar) and University of Illinois graduate students Parisa Karini (kamanche) and Ardavan Ardeshirilajimi (tonbak).

This program is supported by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, School of Music, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and Center for Advanced Study.

More details will be posted soon.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Smile Politely Features Center for World Music

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music was featured in a Smile Politely article by James Scherer titled "Bands Around the World: A Look at World Music in C-U" published on January 31. We are pleased to note that Scherer's article launches a series on international music in our community for Smile Politely.

The article on the center is available here:
http://smilepolitely.com/music/bands_around_the_world_a_look_at_world_mu...

Ian Middleton

Ian
Middleton

Ensemble Director, Timbalú

Piper's Hut Concerts: Kevin Burke

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Event Date: 
February 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Community Center for The Arts (C4A)
Address: 
202 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Piper's Hut Concerts
Kevin Burke
Master Irish Fiddler
February 18 & 19, 2018

The next Piper's Hut concert featuring the one and only Kevin Burke has changed it's venue on February 18!!

http://www.kevinburke.com

Special thanks go to Robin Kearton and the Community Center for the Arts. They have offered to co-host this concert and the lessons in their lovely space in downtown Urbana, IL. 202 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801. This is the NW corner of Main and Race.

Note: this is no longer a potluck dinner. Feel free to bring a sharable snack for the intermission. C4A might have coffee/hot water available and I will bring a flat of water. You may bring other beverages if you like, this is a kid friendly space.

Fiddle Lessons will *probably* be available on Monday, Feb 19.

Please email pipers.hut@gmail.com if you are interested in lessons. You can request private, semi-private or group lessons AND what time of day suits you best.
• FIDDLE LESSONS: Mr. Burke will offer fiddle lessons sometime the day after the show (Monday). Private lessons and group/workshops are potentially available.
o Private Lesson: one person, one hour = $75/hr. Does NOT include concert ticket.
o Semi-Private: two people, one hour = $40/person. Does NOT include concert ticket.
o Group Lessons: (at least 5 people must sign up) one hour.
$40 if student does NOT attend concert.
$50 if student attends concert (includes one concert ticket).

**LAST UPDATED ON JAN 26**

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I-Pan Steel Drum Band

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Event Date: 
March 31, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Address: 
200 W. Green St., Champaign
Description: 

Immerse yourself in the sunny sounds of Trinidad and Tobago, performed on steel drums by students from the University of Illinois School of Music.

I-Pan is a student-run ensemble made up of members of the University of Illinois Steel Band, open to both music majors and non-music majors. The band primarily performs Calypso and Soca music, the native music of Trinidad and Tobago where the steel pan was invented. Members of I-Pan get a hands-on experience both writing and arranging their own music for the group, as well as honing their skills improvising on bass and percussion as well as the steel pans.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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16th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC

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Event Date: 
March 8, 2018 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
multiple locations, check description below for details
Description: 

The 16th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC will occur March 8 through March 11, 2018. The conference celebrates the richness of the African and Latin roots of Afro-Brazilian culture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University, presented by Contra-Mestre Denis of Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign IL and the Capoeira Club at UIUC.

The conference organizers are honored to have the Great Mestre João Grande, Mestre Marrom, Professora Silvana Marquina and Professora Nicole Thomas. The weekend will feature workshops in Capoeira Angola movement/Music and Afro-Brazilian dance Samba/ Afro-Brazilian dance workshop, Afro-Haitian Dunham technique, block printing workshop and yoga class.

Guests:
Mestre João Grande (Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande)
Mestre Marrom - Rio Brasil
Professora Silvana Marquina (Samba & Afro- Brazilian Dance)
Nicole Thomas (Pinky) - St. Louis, MO
Casey Lowery- Artist

Event Schedule

Thursday, March 8th
UIUC Dance Department - DRR
1-2:20pm

Illinois State University
6:00-8:00pm - Capoeira Music class*

Friday, March 9th

Illini Union Quad West side (if weather permits)
12:00-1:00pm - Capoeira Angola Roda

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
6:00-7:00pm - Afro-Brazilian Samba Dance workshop (All Levels)
7:00-9:00pm - UIUC - Capoeira Angola Movement & Music class*

Saturday, March 10th
Lincoln Square Mall Urbana
10:00-11:00pm - Public Engagement Kids Capoeira Angola Movement/Roda
11:00am-1:00pm - Capoeira Angola Movement Class*
1:00-3:00pm Break

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
3:00-4:00pm - Afro- Haitian Dunham technique Dance workshop (All Levels welcome)
4:00-6:00pm - Capoeira Movement & Capoeira Roda*
8:30pm - Cultural Dinner, Capoeira Angola Center

Sunday, March 11th
UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
9:30-10:15am- Yoga Class
10:30-11:00am - Maculelê Afro- Brazilian Stick Dance
11:00-1:00pm - Capoeira Movement & Dance Class*
1:00-2:00pm -Block printing class
Capoeira Angola Center IL
2:00-4:00pm Capoeira Angola Closing Roda*

Locations of Event

Address Locations:

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
201 Lincoln Sqaure, Space 157 (North Wing)
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 :
SORF
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

Free for UIUC students with a UIUC Student ID
Free for ISU students with ISU Student ID

Full event $100.00
T-shirt $20 if paid for full event
T-shirt $25 without event

Prices for per-day rate

Thursday $30.00
Friday $50.00
Saturday $75.00
Sunday $50.00
*Samba /Afro-Brazilian Dance workshop free for community members*

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CONVERGENCE: Spirituals from the Shtetl. Davening from the Delta

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Event Date: 
February 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 South Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

Center for Advanced Study
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CONVERGENCE: Spirituals from the Shtetl. Davening from the Delta

Anthony Russell
Vocalist, composer and arranger

CONVERGENCE is a new repertoire of works exploring exile, spirituality, hope and redemption. Combining diverse strains of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and African American music, CONVERGENCE stands directly at spiritual, historical and textual crossroads. The musical sources are diverse: Chassidic piyyutim, negro spirituals, Yiddish labor union songs, Civil Rights anthems, Israeli folksong and traditional Ashkenazi synagogue music. The musical idioms are diverse as well, bearing elements of contemporary classical, jazz, blues, gospel, klezmer, chazzanut and experimental music.

Mr. Russell is accompanied by pianist Rachel Jensen.

Hosted by:
Program in Jewish Culture and Society

In conjunction with:

Department of African American Studies
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Department of History
Department of Religion
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Robert E. Brown Center for World Music
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
School of Music
Spurlock Museum

Series support provided by:
Office of the Chancellor
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access
Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Center for Advanced Study
George A. Miller Endowment
Ledyard R. Tucker Fund
Peggy Harris Memorial Fund
The Council of Deans
The David Gottlieb Memorial Foundation
The Graduate College

For more information, please consult http://cas.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6729

Admission: 
Free Admission
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CU Folk and Roots - 10th Anniversary Festival Organizational Meeting

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Event Date: 
January 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Techline Champaign, IL
Address: 
307 S Locust St, Champaign, Illinois
Description: 

Love the music you’ve heard at the festival? Love the workshops, dances, storytelling, singalongs, and family programming? Help make it happen! Join us for the first organizational meeting for the 10th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival.

Have a concrete voice in creating the area’s most magical and intimate music festival. While you’re giving back, you’ll be making new friends who are all about the best in community-building. Need to build your resume? Grow your employable skill set with hands-on experience in fundraising, marketing and communication, project management, web support, volunteer coordination, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Can’t make the meeting, but still want to be involved? Email us at volunteering@folkandroots.org.

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