Global Korea - An Evening with Tiger JK

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Event Date: 
November 17, 2020 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
online discussion
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Tiger JK; Rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur

In the age of social distancing, music continues to prove its vital role in connecting people, cultures, and histories. We invite you to join us in an exciting conversation with Tiger JK. In 1999, Drunken Tiger—a duo consisting of Tiger JK and DJ Shine—debuted in South Korea with their album, Year of the Tiger. In 2005, DJ Shine left the group and Tiger JK would continue alone as Drunken Tiger until 2018. Creating ten full-length albums under the name Drunken Tiger, Tiger JK has led a trailblazing career as one of the most influential and important figures in Korean popular music. Often credited as the “Godfather of Korean hip hop,” he continues to expand and transcend artistic horizons not only with his solo work but also as a member of MFBTY (a trio with Yoon Mirae and Bizzy). In an engaging discussion moderated by Professor Myoung-Sun Song (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Tiger JK will share his experiences and thoughts on various themes including the travel of hip hop from America to Korea, hip hop as a global culture and art form, the transnational power of Korean popular culture, and many more.

Tiger JK (Birth name: Seo Jung-Kwon) is a South Korean-American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur best known as a founding member of the Korean hip hop group Drunken Tiger. He has also founded two record labels, Jungle Entertainment and Feel Ghood Music. He is currently a member of hip hop trio MFBTY. He is considered a highly influential figure in the development of Korean hip-hop and is credited with helping bring the genre into the Korean mainstream. The Los Angeles Times referred to him in 2011 as "perhaps the most popular Korean rapper in America, Asia, and the world."

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“BTS and ARMY: A Case Study of Transcultural Fan Activism and Accountability”

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Event Date: 
November 5, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Venue: 
online seminar
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CEAPS Speaker: Candace Epps-Robertson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

“BTS and ARMY: A Case Study of Transcultural Fan Activism and Accountability”

The global success and recognition of BTS, a seven-member South Korean music group, demonstrates that their artistry and message has captured the attention of millions. In addition to providing music and entertainment, BTS inspires their global fandom, ARMY, to engage in a myriad of actions connected to social issues. The combination of how BTS expresses this call to social action, and how the fan community receives and responds to this call, provides a rich case study of fan based activism. While BTS and their fandom are pushing against and connecting across borders that often seem impermeable, this work does not happen with ease. In this presentation, Dr. Epps-Robertson will discuss the complexities of transcultural fan activism that involves both public-facing projects and teaching within the ARMY community about social issues.

Dr. Candace Epps-Robertson is an assistant professor of English and Director of the Writing in the Disciplines Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she holds the Jonathan M. Hess Term Professorship. Her primary research investigates the ways in which communities teach, practice, and understand what it means to be a citizen at both local and global levels. Her first book, Resisting Brown: Race, Rhetoric, and Citizenship in the Heart of Virginia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) examined a literacy program designed to promote citizenship skills created during the American civil rights movement. Currently, she is working on several projects connected to BTS and their fandom ARMY that examine the complexity of transcultural social justice efforts, community and accountability, and global citizenship education.

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Word is Seed: A Celebration of International Voices through Poetry and Languages

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Event Date: 
October 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
online event
Description: 

Center for African Studies and Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies presents:

Word is Seed: A Celebration of International Voices through Poetry and Languages

Dissident Rhythms - Poetry Against Injustice

https://afrst.illinois.edu/future-events

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CWM at C-U Folk and Roots Festival 2020

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music programming returns with a video premiere at the C-U Folk and Roots Festival, scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020 at 7pm. (subject to change)

The program highlights unique instruments of the world presented by four international artists based in Urbana-Champaign. Denis Chiaramonte, Jean-René Balekita, I Ketut Gede Asnawa, and Joy Yang introduce themselves and instruments they play, which are then featured in a final work realized by Jason Finkelman, program coordinator for the center.

Nick Rudd Music Fund

The School of Music at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce a new gift fund in honor of the memory of Nick Rudd that advances programming of the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music. A beloved figure of Champaign-Urbana’s music community, guitarist Nick Rudd’s joy of improvised music, the jazz avant-garde, progressive rock, and music traditions of the world will be celebrated in annual concerts billed “Nick Rudd Music Experience.”

Musicology Colloquium: Philip Ewell

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Event Date: 
November 16, 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
online event
Address: 
contact Prof. Michael Silvers: msilvers [at] illinois.edu
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Musicology Colloquium: Philip Ewell

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Musicology Colloquium: David Irving

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Event Date: 
October 19, 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
online event
Address: 
contact Prof. Michael Silvers: msilvers [at] illinois.edu
Description: 

Music and Indigenous American Rights in the 16th Century:
New Perspectives on the Campaigns of Bartolomé de las Casas

David R. M. Irving
ICREA & Institució Milà i Fontanals de Recerca en Humanitats (CSIC)

The atrocities committed in the Spanish invasion of the Americas and the staggering loss of Indigenous American lives in the sixteenth century triggered a decades-long campaign for Indigenous rights by the Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas (1484–1566). In his vast written output and in speeches to multiple courts, he argued for the dignity and rationality of Indigenous cultures, based on over thirty years’ experience of living in the Americas. He asserted that war against Indigenous peoples and the use of force in evangelization were illegal and sinful, thus directly challenging the political, economic, moral, and theological bases of Spanish colonialism. His campaigns resulted in some reforms, and in 1542 the Spanish crown outlawed all enslavement of Indigenous Americans. Although these laws were not extended to enslaved Africans, Las Casas’ views underwent a profound transformation over the course of his life, and he ultimately argued for equal freedoms for Indigenous Americans and Africans alike.

The place of music in Las Casas’ voluminous writings has been largely overlooked by musicologists and ethnomusicologists. While some scholars have cited several of Las Casas’ observations on Indigenous performing arts, there remain many other musical references that appear in fleeting and abstract ways throughout his historical, philosophical, and comparative-ethnographic oeuvre. This colloquium aims to bring new musicological attention to Las Casas and interrogate how he used music in his legal, theological, and philosophical arguments for the common humanity and rationality of Indigenous Americans, as part of the earliest debates about global human rights.

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C-U Folk and Roots Festival 2020

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Event Date: 
October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm - October 24, 2020 - 11:59pm
Venue: 
online event
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12th Annual Festival Goes Online October 23-24, 2020

With everyone’s health and safety in mind, the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival will be presented online this fall.

FEATURING Dom Flemons, Nikki D and the Sisters of Thunder, Hot Club of Cowtown, Kyshonna Armstrong, Jake Blount, and more.

PLEASE NOTE:
Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is scheduled to premiere a short video at the Folk and Roots Festival on Friday, October 23rd at 7pm.

The project highlights unique instruments of the world presented by four international artists based in Urbana-Champaign. Denis Chiaramonte, Jean-René Balekita, I Ketut Gede Asnawa, and Joy Yang introduce themselves and instruments they play, which are then featured in a final work realized by Jason Finkelman, program coordinator for the center.

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Learning Latin American Dance

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Event Date: 
November 18, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Venue: 
online event
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Learning Latin American Dance with CLACS and La Casa Cultural Latina

Krannert Center is pleased to join forces with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and La Casa Cultural Latina for a free, six-part learning series featuring instructor Yoel Cortes-Peña. These virtual programs, which will be live-streamed on Facebook Sep 23-Dec 2, 2020, and archived on the CLACS Media Space Channel for later viewing, will offer three lessons each of bachata- and salsa-style dancing featuring fundamentals, footwork, and partner work.

Sep 23: Bachata fundamentals
Oct 7: Bachata footwork
Oct 21: Bachata partner work
Nov 4: Salsa fundamentals
Nov 18: Salsa footwork
Dec 2: Salsa partner work

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CLACSatIllinois
CLACS Media Space Channel: https://clacs.illinois.edu/future-events

If you require any accommodations for these sessions, please contact Krannert Center at kcpa-eventsoffice@illinois.edu at least one week in advance.

Each session in this series will last approximately 60 minutes.

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Learning Latin American Dance

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Event Date: 
December 2, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Venue: 
online event
Description: 

Learning Latin American Dance with CLACS and La Casa Cultural Latina

Krannert Center is pleased to join forces with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and La Casa Cultural Latina for a free, six-part learning series featuring instructor Yoel Cortes-Peña. These virtual programs, which will be live-streamed on Facebook Sep 23-Dec 2, 2020, and archived on the CLACS Media Space Channel for later viewing, will offer three lessons each of bachata- and salsa-style dancing featuring fundamentals, footwork, and partner work.

Sep 23: Bachata fundamentals
Oct 7: Bachata footwork
Oct 21: Bachata partner work
Nov 4: Salsa fundamentals
Nov 18: Salsa footwork
Dec 2: Salsa partner work

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CLACSatIllinois
CLACS Media Space Channel: https://clacs.illinois.edu/future-events

If you require any accommodations for these sessions, please contact Krannert Center at kcpa-eventsoffice@illinois.edu at least one week in advance.

Each session in this series will last approximately 60 minutes.

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