CWM Programming Cancelled During COVID-19

As an engagement program of the School of Music at the University of Illinois, The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is following the established and evolving protocols of our institution to safeguard our community from COVID-19.

We have cancelled all of our programming for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. This includes community gamelan, Afro-Brazilian drumming workshops, and end-of-semester gamelan concert.

Cancelled - Duo YUMENO at Japan House

Event Information
Event Date: 
April 24, 2020 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Japan House
Address: 
2000 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL
Description: 

The New York-based Duo YUMENO featuring koto / shamisen musician Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki will present its singular fusion of sound which has been praised as “exquisite” and “compelling.” The concert will feature the duo’s latest commission pieces, as well as traditional Japanese music presented in Japan House’s serene and elegant tea room.

Duo YUMENO is inspired by tradition, but with a contemporary sensibility. Duo YUMENO’s repertoire includes a dynamic range of compositions, both traditional and contemporary, all of which explore the dialogue between classical Japanese and western music.

Space is limited. Reservations are required.

CD's will be available for purchase, cash or check only. Filming of the concert will not be allowed during the event.

Admission: 
$20 general, $15 student & tomonokai
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Cancelled - Indonesian Cultural Night 2020 - A Journey to Khatulistiwa

Event Information
Event Date: 
April 18, 2020 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Foellinger Auditorium
Address: 
709 S. Mathews Ave, Urbana
Description: 

Indonesian Cultural Night will feature performances of angklung, gamelan, and traditional dance.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Cancelled - Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion Workshops

The upcoming community drumming workshops will be rescheduled for a later date. We look forward to building Bloco Gavião, a community ensemble sharing Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu.

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Cancelled - Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 3, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Space 157, Urbana
Description: 

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is extending our collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois to offer a series of free community workshops on Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the richness of these traditions in a small-group setting designed to be both fun and challenging. The aim of this introductory series is to establish Bloco Gavião, an ongoing community ensemble.

Workshops will be led by Mark Becker, a student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte in the Capoeira Angola tradition and a musician who has participated in and led 'blocos' in both Brazil and the United States.

Beginner and experienced players welcome. Instruments will be provided.

Workshops will be offered at Capoeira Angola Center on:

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p

A special session will be offered at Spurlock Museum's WorldFest on:
Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:45p

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Cancelled - Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

Event Information
Event Date: 
April 19, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Space 157, Urbana
Description: 

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is extending our collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois to offer a series of free community workshops on Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the richness of these traditions in a small-group setting designed to be both fun and challenging. The aim of this introductory series is to establish Bloco Gavião, an ongoing community ensemble.

Workshops will be led by Mark Becker, a student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte in the Capoeira Angola tradition and a musician who has participated in and led 'blocos' in both Brazil and the United States.

Beginner and experienced players welcome. Instruments will be provided.

Workshops will be offered at Capoeira Angola Center on:

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p

A special session will be offered at Spurlock Museum's WorldFest on:
Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:45p

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Cancelled - Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Space 157, Urbana
Description: 

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is extending our collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois to offer a series of free community workshops on Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the richness of these traditions in a small-group setting designed to be both fun and challenging. The aim of this introductory series is to establish Bloco Gavião, an ongoing community ensemble.

Workshops will be led by Mark Becker, a student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte in the Capoeira Angola tradition and a musician who has participated in and led 'blocos' in both Brazil and the United States.

Beginner and experienced players welcome. Instruments will be provided.

Workshops will be offered at Capoeira Angola Center on:

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p

A special session will be offered at Spurlock Museum's WorldFest on:
Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:45p

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Cancelled - Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 22, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Space 157, Urbana
Description: 

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is extending our collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois to offer a series of free community workshops on Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the richness of these traditions in a small-group setting designed to be both fun and challenging. The aim of this introductory series is to establish Bloco Gavião, an ongoing community ensemble.

Workshops will be led by Mark Becker, a student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte in the Capoeira Angola tradition and a musician who has participated in and led 'blocos' in both Brazil and the United States.

Beginner and experienced players welcome. Instruments will be provided.

Workshops will be offered at Capoeira Angola Center on:

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30p

A special session will be offered at Spurlock Museum's WorldFest on:
Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:45p

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Afro-Brazilian Dance Class For Our Community

Event Information
Event Date: 
February 29, 2020 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL Space 157 (North Entrance)
Description: 

Let's Keep Our Bodies MOVING!

Come celebrate the rich and beautiful Afro-Brazilian culture with Mariana do Berimbau— a dancer, performer, and poet originally from Brazil. She will have you moving while improving your body awareness and exposing you to Afro-Brazilian culture and language! All levels welcome.
Great fun and joy awaits you!

Admission: 
$5.00 minimum suggested fee / cash only
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CWM welcomes George A. Miller Visiting Scholar Cara Stacey March 4 - 13, 2020

South Africa-based scholar / artist Cara Stacey holds a Masters in Musicology (Edinburgh), and a MMus in Performance from SOAS (London). As a Commonwealth Scholar, she completed her PhD through the University of Cape Town and SOAS (London). Her doctoral research investigated practice and innovation in the music of the makhweyane musical bow in the Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). Cara is currently an ACLS African Humanities Programme postdoctoral fellow.

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