WorldFest 2019

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Event Date: 
April 7, 2019 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum in the celebration of its 14th annual WorldFest event. Enjoy performances from around the world in one afternoon... plus crafts for all ages! The afternoon features a variety of international music and storytelling. This family-friendly event is free and sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

Featured Performers:

Murilo Mendes, a performer of the pífano, a Brazilian flute, and an expert in forró, a Brazilian genre from its northeastern region.

Ensemble Adilei, specializing in traditional polyphonic songs and chants of the Eurasian nation of Georgia.

Minu Pasupathi, leading an ensemble performing classical and light classical South Indian Carnatic Music.

Mike Speller, a teller of stories from around the world.

Full Schedule:

Music of India
Time: 12:30 pm–1:10 pm and 2:30 pm–3:10 pm
Location: Knight Auditorium

Music of the Eurasian Country of Georgia
Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Location: Knight Auditorium

Music of Brazil
Time: 1:30 pm–1:55 pm and 3:00 pm–3:25 pm
Location: Ancient Mediterranean Gallery

Stories from around the World
Time: 1:10 pm–1:25 pm, 2:00 pm–2:25 pm, and 3:30 pm–3:55 pm
Location: African Gallery

Crafts for All Ages
Time: 12:30 pm–4:00 pm
Location: American Indian Gallery

Ensemble Adilei's performance is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies through support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI NRC Program.

Free Admission
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