Meeta Pandit - Hindustani Vocal Virtuoso

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Event Date: 
October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
1114 West Nevada Street Urbana, IL
Description: 

Meeta Pandit with Manpreet Bedi (tabla) and Prasanna Mate (harmonium)

Meeta Pandit’s performances of classical Hindustani vocal music, continues a 200 year old legacy of traditional music from Gwalior. As the grand-daughter and disciple of Padma Bhushan Pt Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit, the doyen of Northern Indian Classical music in the 20th century, and the daughter and disciple of legendary Pt L K Pandit, Meeta has the unique distinction of being the first woman musician in six generations of the unbroken Pandit line. Her melodious and robust three octave voice, coupled with intricate handling of ragas has won her critical acclaim and several national awards. More information is available at http://meetapandit.com/

Admission: 
free admission
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Alash

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Event Date: 
October 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music and Spurlock Museum are pleased to present the Tuvan throat singing ensemble ALASH.

Back by popular demand, ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. One can find complex harmonies, western instruments, and contemporary song forms in Alash’s music, but its overall sound and spirit is decidedly Tuvan.

This program is partially supported by Professor Bruno and Mrs. Wanda Nettl and by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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Free Admission
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"Singing P’ansori, Korean Theatre of Storytelling, in Search of Narrative Interiority”

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Event Date: 
October 31, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Conference Room 126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Address: 
501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL
Description: 

CEAPS Speakers Series Presents

Chan E. Park
Professor of Korean Language, Literature, and Performance
Ohio State University

“Singing P’ansori, Korean Theatre of Storytelling, in Search of Narrative Interiority”

How “ancient” is a “traditional” storytelling? What frame of consciousness does a singer strive to maintain in practice and performance? P’ansori is a storytelling art precariously remaining from the ancient Korea and systematically preserved today. Its narrative structure alternates between spoken passages that move the storytelling forward and singing that slows the narrative flow for impressionistic elaboration or highlighting. The singers today strive to emulate and embody the voices of their predecessors. As our contemporary consciousness progressively becomes distanced from the life of the past, embodiment of old vocal expressions as a way of inheriting the tradition has added challenges, i.e., familiarizing what is no longer familiar. As in any vocal music practice, singers of p’ansori aspire to achieve fluency with which to express the narrative or poetic interiority, i.e., the “meaning” behind the verse. Consider p’ansori at emergence was a popular entertainment and not “national treasure,” and singers had the freedom to create and discard what is now preserved as “cultural asset.” A singer today ideally must stretch imagination and expand knowledge needed to travel between the narrative and our contemporary reality, to enhance communication with the audience. This presentation discuss p’ansori as a deeply mental labor, a cognitive process of familiarizing a remote epic reality, and includes a demonstration.

Speaker Bio
Chan E. Park earned her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii (1995), and is currently Professor of Korean Language, Literature, and Performance at The Ohio State University. Her specializations include research and performance of Korean lyrical and narrative tradition including the story-singing tradition of p’ansori. Park has published extensively on the Korean performativity and its interdisciplinary implication, including her monograph, Voices from the Straw Mat: Toward an Ethnography of Korean Story Singing (University of Hawaii Press, 2003), and Songs of Thorns and Flowers: Bilingual Performance and Discourse on Modern Korean Poetry Series (Foreign Language Publications, 2010). Park is the innovator of ‘bilingual p’ansori,’ and she has premiered her adaptations of classical p’ansori as well as new plays around the world.

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The Bruno and Wanda Nettl Distinguished Lecture in Ethnomusicology: Philip Bohlman

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Event Date: 
September 26, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Smith Memorial Hall, Room 25
Address: 
805 South Mathews Avenue Urbana, IL
Description: 

The School of Music is proud to present:
Philip Bohlman (Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor in Music, University of Chicago)
“Again, Herder”

This Bruno and Wanda Nettl Distinguished Lecture in Ethnomusicology will situate the reception history of Johann Gottfried Herder's work in music and nationalism as a narrative framework for the history of ethnomusicology. In relation to my current work on a translation into English of Herder's writings on music and nationalism, my concern in the Nettl lecture will be the ways in which various returns to Herder (the "again" part) shaped particular moments in the history of world music (from German idealism to the GDR engagement with folk music in Eastern Europe, with rather less savory historicism in-between, for example, fascism). These moments actually form in a discursive domain between Rezeptionsgeschichte and Wirkungsgeschichte. I also take the opportunity of the closing of Rosh Hashana to return, again, as in the spirit of the Jewish New Year, to Herder's engagement with Jewish tradition. Herder wrote in complex ways about Jewish tradition, arguing for the poetics of the Hebrew Bible in The Spirit of Hebrew Poesy, and translating from the Hebrew Bible to reflect its musicality, for example, in the Psalms. How, I ask, does Herder return, again, to the past in order to create a counterpoint for the future, in which we, and other generations of music scholars, engage with the complex phenomena of music in the world?

Admission: 
free and open to the public

Prairie Breezes Presents Bolokada Conde & Friends

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Event Date: 
September 12, 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Prairie Breezes Presents Bolokada Conde & Friends

Join us for a spirited and energetic West African drumming and dance performance led by master drummer Bolokada Conde. For families.

Bolokada Conde, Born in Morowaya, Guinea, is one of the most celebrated master drummers in the world. He was the lead soloist of Les Percussions de Guinee for over a decade. He has taught workshops worldwide to beginning and advanced students. He currently lives in South Carolina, and previously he worked at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Visiting Professor and taught Mande drumming, rhythms, and songs.

Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss. Bolokoda Conde & Friends is presented in cooperation with the C-U West African Drum & Dance Collective's Midwest Mandeng 2014. More information about Midwest Mandeng is available here: http://cuwaddc.weebly.com/midwest-mandeng.html

Admission: 
free admission
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Super Mazumzum and Dundunba Party

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Event Date: 
September 13, 2014 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Black Rock Pizza Co.
Address: 
88 Broadway inside Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana
Description: 

Playing Afro Beat, Soukous, Township Jive, Malawian Afroma, and more, Super Mazumzum is Champaign-Urbana’s premier African Jazz band performing music from artists ranging from Manu Dibango to Mafikizolo. This 8-piece dance group features lead singer Chipo Sakufiwa together with a full brass and rhythm section playing their best arrangements of classic and contemporary African music.

This performance is part of Midwest Mandeng 2014: September 12-14. It will be followed by a dundunba party. More information about the West African drum and dance conference is available here: http://cuwaddc.weebly.com/midwest-mandeng.html

Admission: 
$5 cover charge
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Otaak Band - Family Performance

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Event Date: 
October 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Ahmed Said Abuamna and Miguel Merino of the Otaak Band will introduce family audiences to music, instruments and dance of the Beja.

Indigenous to western Eritrea, southeastern Egypt, and eastern Sudan, the Beja employ muscular vocals and the masankop, a lyre that allows a musician to create melody, harmony, and rhythm simultaneously and is thought to be one of the world’s oldest instruments. Masankop master and vocalist Ahmed Said Abuamna from eastern Sudan and Miguel Merino—a percussionist and composer from Indiana who was educated in the University of Miami’s jazz program and then moved to Egypt to learn from area performers— lead the Otaak Band which resonates with the ancient traditions of the Beja and the fresh sounds of contemporary pop-rock.

Otaak Band is performing a free concert in the evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at 9:30pm. For more information, please visit their website listing: http://www.krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=2014813172555541281741...

Admission: 
free admission
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Fall International Capoeira Conference

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Event Date: 
September 25, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande- IL
Address: 
221 S Locust Street, Champaign, IL 61821
Description: 

We are excited to announce our Fall International Capoeira Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, September 25th-28th, 2014, presented by Denis of Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign -IL, 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 Contra-Mestres 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 João Grande (Brasil, New York City, NY)
Professor Salim ( Angola Center Okland)

Event Schedule

Thursday, September 25th

Capoeira Roda Urbana Schools presentation
10:00-10:30am

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande- IL
6:00-8:00pm Capoeira Angola movement class
8:00-9:00pm- Capoeira Angola opening Roda

Friday, September 26th

Krannert Performing Art Center DRK room

6:00-8:00pm Capoeira Angola movement class
8:00-9:00pm- Capoeira Angola music class

Saturday, September 27th

Krannert Performing Art Center DRK room
9:00–9:45am Warm-up Stretch class
10:00am-12:00pm –Capoeira Angola movement class-Free Beginner community class- class dress code*

Illini Union Quad Southside
12:00pm – 1:00pm Capoeira Angola Quad Roda presentation- if weather permits

The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant
1:00pm – 2:00pm Cultural Lunch

Krannert Performing Art Center DRK room2:00pm – 3:00pm Samba dance workshop
3:00pm – 5:00pm Capoeira movement workshop
6:00pm- Brazilian Cultural Show
Capoeira Angola Center Champaign IL
8:00pm Dinner & Gathering

Sunday, September 28th

Capoeira Angola Center Champaign IL
10:00-11:00am kids class
11:00-1:00pm Capoeira/ Maculelê workshop
1:00pm-2:00pm Break
2:00-4:00pm Capoeira Roda

BBQ
5:00pm

Address Locations

Krannert Performing Art Center
Stage Floor Room DRK
500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Free parking in Krannert Center’s underground parking

Illini Union Quad – Southside
1401 W Green St,
Urbana, IL 61801

Capoeira Angola Center Champaign IL Study group
221 S Locust Street
Champaign, IL 61821

The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant
1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, IL 61801

Full event with shirt $100.00

Prices for Per-day rate (shirt not included)

Thursday $50.00
Friday $60.00
Saturday $75.00
Sunday $60.00
T-shirt only $20.00

Free for UIUC student with a UIUC Student ID
Kids $20.00 for Full event workshops & shirt
Kids Admission Free for Sunday workshop only
Samba Workshop $15.00
Saturday 10am Capoeria Angola Community class- Free

Capoeira Instructors
Event Free if you bring 5 students or more.
If you bring 3 Students you get a Discount of $30 Dollars off full event price.
Normal price if you don’t bring a student!

Instructors, Treinels, Professores and Contra-Mestres, remember this fee is an Investment and a Donation to support the Capoeira!
Dress Code *
For Capoeira workshops only
– Flat sole shoes
– Shirts that tuck into your pants
– Capoeira or dress pants
– Tank tops not allowed

Admission: 
Full event with shirt $100.00 Prices for Per-day rate (shirt not included) Thursday $50.00
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Otaak Band

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Event Date: 
October 18, 2014 - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 5 - lobby
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, Il, 61801
Description: 

Global Transfer Afterglow: Otaak Band

Otaak Band resonates with the ancient traditions of the Beja and the fresh sounds of contemporary pop-rock. Indigenous to western Eritrea, southeastern Egypt, and eastern Sudan, the Beja employ muscular vocals and the masankop, a lyre that allows a musician to create melody, harmony, and rhythm simultaneously and is thought to be one of the world’s oldest instruments. Led by masankop master and vocalist Ahmed Said Abuamna from eastern Sudan and Miguel Merino—a percussionist and composer from Indiana who was educated in the University of Miami’s jazz program and then moved to Egypt to learn from area performers—Otaak Band connects primeval songs with modern sonic experimentation and lets the versatility and beauty of this traditional instrument shine.

Admission: 
free admission
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Niamh Dunne & Seán Óg Graham

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Event Date: 
September 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
The Upper Bout
Address: 
723 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
Description: 

Piper's Hut presents Niamh Dunne & Seán Óg Graham
(2/5ths of the band Beoga.

http://www.beogamusic.com/beoga/home.html

Tickets are available on-line and should be available at the door.
http://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts/

Niamh Dunne is a highly accomplished singer, fiddler and composer from Co. Limerick, and has just released her debut solo song album,
"Portraits". With master guitar player and producer Seán Óg Graham,
Niamh's first song album is a mix of traditional songs and folk material with an emphasis on her home town of Limerick. She has been a member with the world renowned band Beoga for the last 7 years with whom she has toured extensively and recorded 3 CDs.

She began to play fiddle at the age of 4, and learned her music from
Mickey Dunne, the well-known piper from Limerick who is part of a rich cultural heritage of traveling musicians. For generations, the Dunne's traveled the country playing fiddles and pipes at any social events (football matches, markets days, fairs), and had a rich understanding of the musical traditions of Ireland that existed all over the country, especially at a time when there were no recordings and this was the only means of transmission.
http://niamhdunne.com

Seán Óg Graham, from Portglenone, Co. Antrim, is one of Ireland's most dynamic young button accordion players. He has achieved numerous
All-Ireland titles and is also a gifted, self-taught guitarist. He has several television appearances to his credit, and has appeared as guest soloist with the Irish Harp Orchestra, the Canadian Youth Orchestra and Alan Kelly's 'Celtic Legends' show. He has recorded with various Irish musicians and recently he has been accompanying Solas members Winifred Horan and Mick McAuley at their 'Serenade' concerts in Ireland and Europe. He is also a talented composer and a wide range of influences is evident in his music writing. Seán Óg is a graduate of the Limerick based Irish World Academy of Music.

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$20 adult, $10 student/senior
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