11th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival, October 24-26, 2019

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival, October 24-26, 2019. https://folkandroots.org/

We will be extending the festival on Monday, October 28th with a special Gateways to World Music presentation by Veretski Pass, a trio performing music from the Carpathian Bow featuring Cookie Segelstein (violin), Joshua Horowitz (chromatic button accordion) and Stuart Brotman (bass). With colorful instrumentation and unique arrangements and compositions, Veretski Pass plays "old country" music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. This event takes place in the School of Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana at 7:30p. Open to the general public, admission free.

This event is co-sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Endowment Fund of the C-U Jewish Federation; Hillel at the University of Illinois; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; and Program in Jewish Culture and Society, UIUC.

The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival is an all-volunteer-run, grassroots festival that brings together national, regional and local artists and folk organizations for over 80 high-quality folk performances and participatory activities throughout downtown Urbana.