Mark Deutsch and the Bazantar

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Event Date: 
March 11, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
online event: Krannert Art Museum
Description: 

Sudden Sound and Nick Rudd Music Experience present a special webinar event featuring exclusive pre-recorded performance content and live discussion with Mark Deutsch, a visionary artist who created the bazantar, a six-string acoustic bass fitted with an additional 29 sympathetic strings and four drone strings.

For series curator Jason Finkelman, presenting Mark Deutsch celebrates a 20-year anniversary of performance and programming at the Krannert Art Museum. In March 2001, Finkelman and Deutsch, along with J.D. Parran and Scott Currie performed in an event titled “Music in the Moment: The Art of the Improviser,” initiating KAM as a destination for avant garde jazz and improvised music.

Through the bazantar, Deutsch expresses a holistic music experience drawing from his background as a classically trained bassist and sitar player with orchestral, jazz and world music performance history, combined with his interests in nonlinear mathematics, sacred systems, and cosmology.

For this program Deutsch will offer original, solo works highlighting an evolutionary, new approach to the bazantar and conversation on creating the music with series curator Jason Finkelman. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions upon registration or during the event.

This program is partially supported by Nick Rudd Music Fund, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, and School of Music. Sudden Sound is organized by Krannert Art Museum and Jason Finkelman, Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives.

Admission: 
Admission Free, Registration Required
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New CWM YouTube Channel

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music has launched a new YouTube channel!

Our first four educational videos on the channel are from the Introducing Instruments series, featuring Global Arts performers demonstrating instruments used in the music they present. This set of videos premiered in the 12th Annual Urbana-Champaign Folk and Roots Festival on October 24, 2020.

19th Annual European Union Day: A Conversation with Swedish Hip-Hop Artist Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité

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Event Date: 
February 25, 2021 - 3:00pm
Description: 

Please join the European Union Center for a conversation with Swedish hip-hop artist Jason Diakité (aka Timbuktu), who will talk about his music, his memoir (A Drop of Midnight, which was recently translated into English), and the podcast he produces with chef Marcus Samuelsson (“This Moment”). A Drop of Midnight is a remembrance of the journey that Mr. Diakité’s parents made from Harlem, New York to Lund, Sweden in the 1960s, and his reconnection and engagement with his family’s identity as an adult in Sweden. His podcast with Marcus Samuelsson began just after the murder of George Floyd, and deals with transatlantic perceptions of issues involving the Black Lives Matter movement, how the two speakers talk to their children about racism, effects of COVID-19 on their respective industries, and future trends in creative economic sectors.

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Krannert Center Youth Series | Contra-Tiempo: Radical Joy

Our friends at Krannert Center are presenting dance performance work by CONTRA-TIEMPO from February 8, 2021 - February 28, 2021.

Krannert Center Youth Series | Contra-Tiempo: Dancing Familias

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Event Date: 
February 20, 2021 - 11:00am
Venue: 
online event - Krannert Center
Description: 

Groove with CONTRA-TIEMPO’s company members Jannet Galdamez and Ruby Morales, joining us live from Los Angeles. This full-body dance class is designed for all levels, caregivers, parents, kiddos, or anyone who wants to work that radical joy muscle! CONTRA-TIEMPO will guide the group in a powerful experience rooted in Afro-Latin movement and grooving to build connection.

Join this online class via Zoom. Registration is required, and participants will be admitted to the Zoom session five minutes prior to the event.

All ages welcome!

This class will last approximately 60 minutes.

More information and registration is available at the Krannert Center event page linked below.

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UFL presents: Latin American Story Time

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Event Date: 
February 13, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
UFL online
Description: 

Stories in Quecha and English!

Come with your children to the virtual program Latin American Story Time to listen to the bilingual storytelling of a book in English and a Latin American language, and sing traditional songs!

To participate, please register to get your zoom link.

¡Los esperamos con sus niños a participar en el programa virtual Latin American Story Time para escuchar la narración bilingüe de un libro en inglés y un idioma de Latinoamérica, y cantar canciones tradicionales!

Para participar, por favor regístrese para obtener su enlace de zoom.

For children of all ages.

Para niños de todas las edades.

Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois.

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Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & friends

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Event Date: 
February 12, 2021 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Rose Bowl Media
Description: 

Dennis Stroughmatt, Rob Krumm, and Greg Bigler and friends will be taking a Mardi Gras Road Trip that will include French songs from Old Upper Louisiana (Missouri-Illinois-Indiana), and Cajun & Creole music from southwest Louisiana.

There will also be a brief stop in New Orleans somewhere along the way.

The Rose Bowl streams shows on RBTV (Rose Bowl TV). Besides Facebook, you can access RBTV on YouTube.

Admission: 
Free - Online Event
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Spring 2021 Greeting

Greetings from The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music!

As we continue to navigate the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, we celebrate Spring 2021 as a time of renewal and replenished energy.

Learning Latin American Dances: “Chacarera” from Argentina

Event Information
Event Date: 
April 8, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Online event: FB Live CLACSATILLINOIS
Description: 

Krannert Center is pleased to join forces with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) for a free, three-part learning series featuring instructors Dill Costa, Maria Cardoso, and Lorena Alarcon. These virtual programs, which will be live-streamed on Facebook Feb 11-Apr 8, 2021, and archived on the CLACS Media Space Channel for later viewing, will offer three lessons of dance styles featuring fundamentals, footwork, and partner work.

Feb 11: Dance from Brazil—“Afro-Brazilian Samba” (additionally co-sponsored by the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies)
Mar 11: Dance from Mexico—“La Sanmarqueña”
Apr 8: Dance from Argentina—“Chacarera”

Each session in this series will last approximately 60 minutes.

If you require any accommodations for this event, please contact us two weeks in advance at kcpa-eventsoffice@illinois.edu.

Dance
Free
World/Global

Admission: 
Admission Free
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Learning Latin American Dances: “La Sanmarqueña” from Mexico

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 11, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Online event: FB Live CLACSATILLINOIS
Description: 

Krannert Center is pleased to join forces with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) for a free, three-part learning series featuring instructors Dill Costa, Maria Cardoso, and Lorena Alarcon. These virtual programs, which will be live-streamed on Facebook Feb 11-Apr 8, 2021, and archived on the CLACS Media Space Channel for later viewing, will offer three lessons of dance styles featuring fundamentals, footwork, and partner work.

Feb 11: Dance from Brazil—“Afro-Brazilian Samba” (additionally co-sponsored by the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies)
Mar 11: Dance from Mexico—“La Sanmarqueña”
Apr 8: Dance from Argentina—“Chacarera”

Each session in this series will last approximately 60 minutes.

If you require any accommodations for this event, please contact us two weeks in advance at kcpa-eventsoffice@illinois.edu.

Dance
Free
World/Global

Admission: 
Admission Free
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News

  • The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music has launched a new YouTube channel!

    Our first four educational videos on the channel are from the Introducing Instruments series, featuring Global

  • Greetings from The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music!

    As we continue to navigate the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, we celebrate Spring 2021 as a time of renewal and

  • 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

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