Amasong Concert "Not For Sale"

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Event Date: 
April 25, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Venue: 
McKinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
Corner of Fifth and John, Champaign
Description: 

"Not For Sale" features songs celebrating women's work and women's worth. This concert has its roots in world music influences from Chinese folklore to Latin American folk songs to Georgian polyphony, and even a dash of 90s punk rock. Join us Saturday, Apr. 25 at 7 pm and Sunday, Apr. 26 at 4 pm. McKinley Presbyterian Church at the corner of 5th and John, Champaign.

Admission: 
Pay what you can, suggested $15-$20
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Traditional Azerbaijani Mugham Music

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Event Date: 
April 22, 2015 - 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Venue: 
Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center present Jeffrey Werbock, who will perform instrumental solo improvisations based on traditional Azerbaijani mugham, played on a variety of authentic instruments. Mr. Werbock has been giving presentations for well over three decades and has performed at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Asia Society, and World Music Institute.

Admission: 
Open to the public, Free Admission
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GLOBAL TRANSFER AFTERGLOW: ROB MAZUREK BLACK CUBE SP (SÃO PAULO UNDERGROUND FEATURING RABECA MASTER THOMAS ROHRER)

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Event Date: 
April 18, 2015 - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 5
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
Description: 

The duality of the human experience—sorrow and joy, silence and song, action and reflection, vulnerability and strength—deluges the senses in the latest work of Rob Mazurek. In the face of his mother’s sudden death, he turned to his longtime collaborators in the São Paulo Underground to embark on what he calls “a shamanistic journey” expressing his profound love, loss, and exultation at this transitional moment. Return the Tides, which was written and recorded in Brazil only weeks after her death, can barely contain the torrent of emotions of that time, and its beauty and transcendent power are meant to cleanse and heal as it honors her spirit. Mazurek’s cornet lines are daring and more intense than ever, and the most heartfelt sounds erupt during the band’s improvisational passages that coil with psychedelic backtracking and shoot skyward like a chorale. Joining Mazurek and São Paulo Underground members Mauricio Takara—drums, electronics, and cavaquinho (Brazilian ukulele)—and Guilherme Granado—keyboards, synthesizers, and sampler—to form Black Cube SP is Thomas Rohrer, who has spent two decades studying the rabeca, a Brazilian fiddle, and wields a masterful soprano saxophone. With tropicalia rhythms and an unbridled approach, the cathartic music ultimately provides clarity, release, and transformation.

Admission: 
free admission
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Balkanalia (UI Balkan Music Ensemble) Annual Spring Concert

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Event Date: 
April 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Smith Recital Hall
Address: 
805 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Balkanalia (UI Balkan Music Ensemble) Annual Spring Concert

"At the Wedding, On the Square: Selections from the Balkan Dance Floor (and More)"
Dedicated to the memory of Professor Emeritus Ralph T. Fisher
Donna A. Buchanan, Director; Lillie S. Gordon, Associate Director
Program includes music of Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, the Levant, Macedonia, Moldova, and Turkey

Admission: 
free admission

Balinese Gamelan Concert

The end of semester concert featuring the Balinese Gamelan ensembles under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa will be presented on May 3, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Music Building Auditorium located at 1114 West Nevada Street Urbana, IL.

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.

Midwest Chapter of the Society for Musicology Annual Meeting

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Event Date: 
April 17, 2015 - 4:00pm - April 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Smith Hall room 25
Address: 
805 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, IL
Description: 

Program
Schedule for MIDSEM 2015

The keynote and all panels except 4b will be held in Smith Hall room 25; panel 4b will be held in Smith Hall Memorial Room

Friday 4/17

Keynote 4:00-5:30, Richard Wolf: Music and Moral Being in Central South Asia

Reception 5:30-6:30

Dinner 6:30

Saturday 4/18

Panel 1
9:30-11:00, Owning Music, Owning the Nation
Thalea Stokes, “UNESCO Awarding Khoomei as a Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage
Mili Leitner, “Composing Racial Diversity in Israel”
Joseph Maurer, “Negotiating National Identity through American Patriotic Song in the Tea Party Era”

Panel 2
11:15-12:15, Music, Healing, and Politics
Heather MacLachlan, “The Gay Choral Movement and Progressive Social Change”
Rohan Shirali, “Songmaking as Healing in Diverse Sociocultural Settings”

Lunch 12:15-1:30

Panel 3
1:30-3:30, Music and Embodiement
Emily Rose McManus, “Tango and Musicality: Toward a Theory of Gendered Listening Practices on the Dance Floor”
Jennifer McKenzie, “’You Know How You Always Imagined Spain to Be? That’s the Way It Really Is’: Flamenco, Gitanidad, and the Construction of a National Image in Franco’s Spain”
Brian Oberlander, “Ghostly Aesthetics: Flamenco-Arab Fusion, Moorish History, and Moroccan Immigration during the 2013 Millenial of Granada”
Kelsey Klotz, “Sweating Sound: Labor, Intellect, and Race in Miles Davis’s Sound Discourse”

Panel 4a
3:45-5:15, Filmic Ethnomusicology
Ines Guanchez, “Visualizing Radiohead: A Fan-Made Video Goes Mainstream
Heike Hoffer, “Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Daiku in Anime
Joshua Henry, “Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho: From Groundbreaking to Iconic
Panel 4b 3:45-5:15, Historical Ethnomusicology

Kelli McQueen, “Changing Identities: Blues Fiddle and the Mississippi Sheiks”
Joe Soonthornsawad, “What’s Real is the Music: Listening for Hybridity in the Music of Indian American Jazz Artists”
Jason Busniewski, “The Great Highland Bagpipe: Race, Military Service, and Processional Music from Scotland to Garhwal, North India”

Dinner 5:30-7:00

Concert
Balkanalia (UI Balkan Music Ensemble), 7:30 pm, Smith Recital Hall, Free Admission
“At the Wedding, on the Square: Selections from the Balkan Dance Floor”
Donna A. Buchanan, Director
Lillie S. Gordon, Associate Director

Global Transfer Afterglow: Rob Mazurek Black Cube SP
(SÃO PAULO UNDERGROUND FEATURING RABECA MASTER THOMAS ROHRER)
9:30, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 5, Free Admission

http://www.krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=2014121015274143912817...

Sunday 4/19

Panel 5
9:30-11:00 Gender and Pedagogy in Sacred Music
Chair: Donna Buchanan
Angela Glaros, “The Sound of Orthodoxy: Gender, Power, and Liturgical Singing in Greek-American Churches in Downstate Illinois”
Emmanuel J. Stokes, “Crossing Boundaries: Investigating Gospel Music on College and University Campuses through a Gospel Music Workshop Case Study”

Panel 6
11:15-12:45, Perspectives on African Music
Yu Fan, “Ethnomusicology, Jazz, and the Idea of African Music”
Hilarius Wauku, “Brass Band Music in the Volta Region of Ghana: A Funeral Context for Repertoire and Performance Style”
Dylan McDonnell, “Framing the ‘Active’: Negotiating Political and Creative Agency in Senegalese Hip Hop and Beyond”

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Melody of Mandolin and Mridangam, an evening of carnatic music

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Event Date: 
April 18, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
University of Illinois- Illini Union 104
Address: 
1401 West Green Street, Urbana
Description: 

SPICMACAY-UIUC chapter is delighted to invite you all to a melodious evening of carnatic music - A Mandolin Concert by Mithun Radhakrishna (Electric Mandolin) and Nanjundamurthy Venkatasubbu (Mridangam).

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/757895517642106/ (Please RSVP)

About the artists:

Mithun Radhakrishna – Electric Mandolin
Mithun has been playing the Mandolin since the age of 10. Inspired and initiated to the instrument by the pioneer of Carnatic mandolin, Mandolin Srinivas, Mithun began performing at the age of 15. He has undergone rigorous training under Vid Sri Prasanna Kumar and renowned violinist Vid Sri TKV Ramanujacharyulu with whom he is still learning. Mithun has performed throughout India and the US under various platforms and also the founding member of the Indian-Jazz band Frets r Black n White in New York City. Currently, he is pursuing his Postdoctoral Research in the Chemical and Biomolecular department at UIUC.

Nanjundamurthy Venkatasubbu - Mridangam
Nanjundamurthy started learning Mridangam at the age of 8, from his father Sri V. Venkatasubbu. He then received advanced training from the renowned late ghatam artist Vidwan Sri K N Krishnamurthy, disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri Palghat T S Mani Iyer. Nanjundamurthy is an ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio and has performed in several programmes at All India Radio, Tiruchirapalli over the past 8 years. He received the prestigious CCRT (Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, New Delhi) scholarship for Mridangam from Govt. of India and won Best Mridangam Artist Award in several Sabha competitions and concerts in Bangalore. He has accompanied several leading artists across Karnataka and south India. He is an alumnus of Aerospace Engineering from UOFI and works at Caterpillar Inc., Champaign.

Admission: 
free
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Don't Ask

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Event Date: 
March 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 W Green St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Sara Sasaki is back in town! It's a short visit, but we're pleased as punch to be offering this intimate (free!) concert of lively klezmer tunes.

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International Capoeira Angola Conference

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Event Date: 
April 30, 2015 - 6:00pm - May 3, 2015 - 9:00pm
Description: 

The International Capoeira Angola Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is presented by Denis of Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign -IL, and the Capoeira Club at UIUC. Please join us for a fabulous weekend of celebrating Brazilian culture. We are honored to have Great Mestre João Grande and Professors leading workshops in Capoeira Angola , Afro-Brazilian dance, and Capoeira Angola music. We are hoping that you and your energy will be part of the weekend!

Mestre JoãoGrande (Brasil, New York City, NY)
Mestre Marrom (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Mestre Plinio (Sao Paulo, Brasil)

Event Schedule TBA

Dress Code *
For Capoeira Angola workshops only
– Flat sole shoes
– Shirts that tuck into your pants
– Capoeira Angola or dress pants
– Tank tops not allowed

Admission: 
Free with UIUC Student ID; Daily prices range from $50-$85; Full event $125
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CU Folk and Roots Presents Evie Ladin and Keith Terry

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Event Date: 
March 13, 2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Upper Bout
Address: 
723 S Neil St, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Description: 

Energetic and electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs both old and new, with nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate yet robust evening of old-time and blues inspired folk music, hilarious anecdotes, and virtuosic dance performances anchored by Keith's Body Music and Evie's step dancing.

Admission: 
Tickets at the door: $10.00
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highlights

  • April 25, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm

    "Not For Sale" features songs celebrating women's work and women's worth. This concert has its...

  • April 30, 2015 - 6:00pm - May 3, 2015 - 9:00pm

    The International Capoeira Angola Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is...

  • May 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

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