University of Illinois

Japan House

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Musicology Division, UI School of Music

Spurlock Museum

UI Department of Dance

Urbana-Champaign Area

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande - Champaign IL Study Group (Brazilian martial art)

Community Center for the Arts (C4A) (music and performing arts classes)

CUATSALSA (Salsa Dance Classes)

CU Folk & Roots Festival

CU-Tango (guide to tango in East Central Illinois)

C-U West African Drum & Dance Collective

DoCha (chamber music festival)

Chad Dunn (percussionist, instrument maker)

Subhalakshmi Kumar (Bharata Natyam Dance)  facebook page

Rocky Maffit (percussionist, Day of the Drum Curator)

Piper's Hut Concerts (traditional, acoustic Celtic music)

SPICMACAY Illinois (Indian Performing Arts) facebook page

Tango Society of Central Illinois (Argentine Tango Dance)

Timbalú (Latin boogaloo, classic salsa, and Cuban timba) facebook page

Urbana Country Dancers (Contra Dancing)

WEFT 90.1 FM (community radio with world music programming)

Yang Ying (erhu player)


Previously Active Area Groups

Adzido Drum Club (Ewe and Dagomba Music from Ghana)
(currently inactive)

Big Grove Zydeco (Cajun band)
(occasional reunions)

Mhondoro (popular music from Zimbabwe and Guinea)
(currently inactive)

Tree Thump Didjeridu Company (Instrument makers & band)
(currently inactive)

Hamsini (Bharata Natyam Dance)
(now based and teaching in Upton, MA)

Rhythm and Raag (Indian performing arts)
(now based in Oak Park, IL)


Midwest Links

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (Bloomington, IL)

Doudna Fine Arts Center (Charleston, IL)

HotHouse (Chicago, IL)

Ho Etsu Taiko (Chicago, IL)

´╗┐Indonesian Dance of Illinois (Evanston, IL)

JASC Tsukasa Taiko (Chicago, IL)

Lotus World Music & Arts Festival (Bloomington, IN)  lotusfest.or

Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association (West Dundee, IL)

Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago, IL)

Sangamon Auditorium (Springfield, IL)

Sound Culture Center for Global Arts (Chicago, IL)


National Links

Center for World Music and Related Arts (San Diego, CA)

Moussa Bolokada Conde (Malinke djembe from Guinea)

Dagomba Dance Drumming (website on drumming from Northern Ghana)

Gamelan Sekar Jaya (Oakland, CA)

Society for Asian Music

The Society for Ethnomusicology

World Music Institute (New York, NY)