GYIL MUSIC OF GHANA

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Event Date: 
April 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Smith Memorial Hall Room 6-8
Description: 

DR. MATT JACKLIN
OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Experience the music and culture of the Daagara people of the upper
west region of Ghana. Learn about the history of the instrument and
even play along, as volunteers will get a chance to learn a traditional
Daagara piece.

Funded by the Urbana Public Arts Commission

Admission: 
free admission

An Evening With Cooper-Moore

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Event Date: 
April 17, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Unit One/Allen Hall
Address: 
1005 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Cooper-Moore is an instrument builder/designer based in New York City whose music is informed by the avant-jazz and improvised-music communities he has regularly performed in since the early 1970s. Yet his music is also deeply rooted in the gospel, blues, and bluegrass traditions from his upbringing in rural, segregated Virginia. Cooper-Moore will talk about his work and demonstrate his handcrafted instruments constructed from found and repurposed materials including the diddley-bow, three-string fretless banjo, and mouth bow.

Cooper-Moore is on campus as part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival. The Sonified Sustainability Festival celebrates ecological music and arts through a series of programs during Earth Week.

**He will also be giving a free performance at the Krannert Art Museum on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm.**
https://www.facebook.com/events/180349279129755/

See KrannertCenter.com/sonified for the full schedule of events.

Free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the garage across the street.

Admission: 
Free and open to the public.
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SPICMACAY Jam Session

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Event Date: 
April 16, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Illini Union, Room 314A
Description: 

SPICMACAY Illinois is hosting its first jam session of this semester. Join us in creating an eclectic fusion of voices and musical instruments. All musicians and music lovers are invited.

Interested in Spicmacay events?
Join our mailing list: https://goo.gl/VPeV6s
Like our facebook page: fb.com/spicmacayillinois
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/spicmacayillinois

Admission: 
free admission

Pt. Kushal Das (Sitar) and Pt. Ramdas Palsule (Tabla)

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Event Date: 
April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Gregory Hall Room 112
Address: 
810 S Wright St, Urbana
Description: 

SPICMACAY Illinois Chapter is delighted to invite you all to a melodious evening of Indian Classical Music.

A Sitar and Tabla Concert by
Pt. Kushal Das (Sitar) and Pt. Ramdas Palsule (Tabla).

Admission is free for UIUC students and $10 for the general public.

For the general public who wish to purchase tickets,
please email akulkrn2@illinois.edu
with your full name and phone number.

Pt. KUSHAL DAS:
Kushal Das was born in Kolkata and received his first lessons on the sitar from his father, Sri Sailen Das, and his uncle, Sri Santanu Das. He furthered his sitar knowledge under the guidance of Prof. Sanjoy Banerjee and Pandit Ajoy Sinha Roy. In order to accomplish a more profound understanding of Raga interpretations, he also takes extensive vocal lessons from Pandit Manas Chakraborty and Sri Ramkrishna Basu. Kushal Das is a "Top grade musician" at All India Radio and Doordarshan. Since 2002 Kushal Das also plays the Surbahar, in addition to the Sitar. Kushal Das has many albums to his credit and, is now the top ranked Sitarist from India

Pt. RAMDAS PALSULE:
Ramdas Palsule is an eminent Tabla soloist as well as a versatile accompanist. He is the senior most disciple of Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, a renowned Tabla virtuoso. Ramdas has performed widely in all the eminent music festivals of India. Outside India, he has performed all over the world including countries like U.S.A., Canada, Germany, Australia, Africa and several middle-east countries. His Tabla accompaniment ranges from distinguished vocalists to prominent instrumentalists and also to renowned Kathak dancers of the country. Ramdas has been appointed as a Guru at the Center of Performing Arts at the University of Pune.

Admission: 
Admission is free for UIUC students and $10 for the general public. RSVPs requested.
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Cultural Celebration Series: Jean René Balekita

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Event Date: 
April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

The Cultural Celebration Series is a joyful, continuing recognition of the diversity of cultures and types of music, dance, and storytelling available in our area. Our April performance will be by Jean René Balekita and Bomoyi.

Jean René Balekita and Bomoyi is a professional musical ensemble featuring Congolese rumba with flavors of gospel, jazz, and African rhythms. Bomoyi means “life” in the native language of Lingala. In addition to Lingala they sing in English, French, Kikongo, Swahili, and Tshiluba. Well known in Congo, Jean René Balekita and Bomoyi have recently gained enthusiastic audiences in the United States. Jean René plays acoustic guitar and is joined by vocalists Laeticia Kyungu and Joyce Nkama and Victor Matondo on bass guitar.

Admission: 
free admission
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Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited with Author Mhoze Chikowero: Sounds of African Liberation

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Event Date: 
April 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - Stage 5
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana
Description: 

In partnership with the Center for African Studies, through support from the US Department of Education's Title VI Program, Krannert Center welcomes Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited for a performance at Stage 5 in the central Lobby. The performance will be accompanied by commentary from Mhoze Chikowero based on his award-winning book, African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe.

Thomas Mapfumo is known as "The Lion of Zimbabwe" for his immense popularity and for the political influence he wields through his music, including his sharp criticism of the government of President Robert Mugabe. He both created and made popular Chimurenga music, a Zimbabwean music genre that blends traditional Shona mbira music with modern electric instruments and lyrics characterized by social and political commentary. The word chimurenga itself is the word for liberation in the Shona language. Mapfumo's slow-moving style and distinctive voice is instantly recognizable to Zimbabweans.

Mhoze Chikowero, Professor of African History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, just won the J.H. Kwabena Nketia book prize for 2014-16. His book presents a historical account of the articulation of colonialism and self-liberation in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa through music and related performative cultures. The Blacks Unlimited, and particularly its leader Thomas Mapfumo, feature prominently in the book.

Together, the talk and performance advance an African multimodal approach to self-authorship that brings together scholarship and performance in the same space to present a powerful experience of music and intellectual discourse.

Admission: 
Free and open to the public.
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15th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference

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Event Date: 
April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Multiple Locations (see below)
Description: 

The 15th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University, April 26th-30th, 2017, presented by Denis of Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign -IL, and 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 CM Marquinho and Professor Janete Da Silva. We will have workshops in Capoeira Angola movement / Music and , Afro-Brazilian dance Samba workshop. We are hoping that you and your energy will be part of the weekend!

Guests:
Mestre João Grande (Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande)
CM Marquinho (Capoeira Angola Center Italy)
Professora Janete of Silva Dance Company (Samba Dance)

Event Schedule

Wednesday, April 26th
Krannert Performing Art Center - DRR Room
1:00-2:20 pm - Capoeira Angola Movement Class

Illinois State University
Center for Visual Arts Room 125
6:00-8:00pm - Moeda (coin making workshop) with Gary Justis

Thursday, April 27th
Capoeira Angola Center IL
12:00-1:00pm - Capoeira Music class

Illinois State University - Cook Hall 308
6:00-8:00pm - Capoeira Angola Movement & Music class*

Friday, April 28th
Next Generation Preschool
9:30-10:15am - Public Engagement Capoeira Angola Performance

Illini Union Quad West side (if weather permits)
12:00-1:00pm - Capoeira Angola Roda

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
6:00-7:00pm - Afro-Brazilian Dance Samba workshop (All Levels)
7:00-9:00pm - UIUC - Capoeira Angola Movement & Music class*

Saturday, April 29th
Lincoln Square Mall Urbana
10:00-11:00pm - Public Engagement Kids Capoeira Angola Movement/Roda
11:00am-1:00pm - Capoeira Angola Movement Class*
1:00-3:00pm Break Cultural Lunch

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
3:00-4:00pm - Samba Music workshop (All Levels welcome)
4:00-6:00pm - Capoeira Movement & Capoeira Roda*
8:00pm - Cultural Dinner, Capoeira Angola Center

Sunday, April 30th
UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
9:30-10:15am Yoga class with Kristina Reese
10:30-11:00pm - Maculelê Afro- Stick Dance
11:00-1:00pm - Capoeira Movement & Dance Class*
1:00-2:00pm - Break
Capoeira Angola Center IL
2:00-4:00pm Capoeira Angola Closing Roda*

Location of Event

Address Locations:

UIUC Dance Department Nevada B
907 1/2 West Nevada Street,
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Krannert Performing Art Center- DRR Room
Stage Floor Room
500 South Goodwin Ave,
Urbana, IL 61801

Illinois Union Quad
1401 W. Green Street,
Urbana, IL 61801

Illinois State University
100 N. University Street,
Normal, IL 61761-4441

Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
122 W. Main Street,
Urbana, IL 61801

Lincoln Square (East Wing)
201 Lincoln Square,
Urbana, IL 61801

Sponsors :
SORF
Paid for by the Students Cultural Programming Fee
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
Robert E. Brown Center of World Music
Capoeira Club at UIUC
UIUC Dance Department
Students of Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Art Coop Inc

Free for UIUC students with a UIUC Student ID
Free for ISU students with ISU Student ID

Full event $100.00
T-shirt $15.00 if paid for full event
T-shirt $20 without event

Prices for per-day rate

Thursday $50.00
Friday $60.00
Saturday $85.00
Sunday $60.00
*Samba dance workshop free for community members*

Instructors, Treinels, Professores and Contra-Mestres, remember this fee is an investment and a donation to support Capoeira Angola!

Dress Code *
For Capoeira Angola workshops only
– Flat sole shoes
– T-shirt that can be tucked into your pants
– athletic pants or White pants
– Tank tops not allowed

If you have any questions regarding the event or travel please feel free to contact us via e-mail or
Denis or Aisha – 217-721-0887 angolacenterillinois@gmail.com
www.angolacenterillinois.com

Hope to see you there!
Denis and Capoeira Angola Center Illinois Students

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An Evening of Brazilian and Latin Jazz with Livia Nestrovski

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Event Date: 
April 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Colwell Playhouse
Address: 
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana
Description: 

An Evening of Brazilian and Latin Jazz Featuring
Livia Nestrovski, guest vocalist and Chip McNeill

The University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band presents an evening of Brazilian and Latin jazz, featuring the music of Milton Nascimento. The event is a co-presentation of Krannert Center, the Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies, and the School of Music.

Admission: 
10 / SC Senior citizens: age 65 or over, or retired U of I faculty and staff 7 / STUNon-U of I college students, UI Current, full-time U of I student & YTH Youth: high school and younger 4
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Klezmer Workshop with Dan Blacksberg

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Event Date: 
March 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Address: 
508 W. Oregon St., Urbana
Description: 

Dan is an incredibly talented young guy and a wonderful teacher, conversant in jazz, classical, improvisation, as well as klezmer. He’ll provide sheet music (including b-flat charts, etc.) and help us work on groove and style. I’ve taken a number of classes from him and attended one of his monthly klezmer jams in Philadelphia.

Dan Blacksberg Biography
A 2012 Pew Fellow in the Arts and graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Dan Blacksberg is one of the few musicians in the world who performs and teaches traditional klezmer on the trombone. Recognized as a master of the traditional trombone style, he can often be found performing with the field’s top artists. He is a founding member of Alan Bern’s The Other Europeans, and has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Frank London, Adrienne Cooper, Michael Winograd, Daniel Kahn, Hankus Netsky, Alicia Svigals, Elaine Hoffman-Watts, and more. Dan has taught and performed in festivals all over the world, such as Klezkamp, Klezkanada, Yiddish New York, Lowell Folk Festival, the Krakow Fesitval of Jewish Culture, and Yiddish Summer Weimar in Germany, and has been an artist-in-residence at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Admission: 
Cost: $10.00 (Note: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Anyone who can contribute more, it would be much appreciated!)

Kayapó Film-Kayapó Song: Cultural Performance and Survival

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Event Date: 
March 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

On March 9th Kayapó videographers Krakrax Kayapó, Pati Kayapó, and Bepto Kayapó, along with singer/song writer Pykatire Kayapó and village leader Kaket Bepuneiti will be on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus to screen their productions, perform songs, and discuss the current struggles for rain forest preservation and cultural survival in the Brazilian Amazon. Also accompanying them will be Rafael Galvão from Association for Protected Forests, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Kayapó Territories and defense of Indigenous Rights.

In the 1990s Kayapó videographers from the Brazilian Amazon began producing short films to document their society’s struggles for land, rainforest preservation, and cultural survival. At the vanguard of what is today called Indigenous Media, these films were screened throughout South America, Europe, and the USA and ended up playing an important role in the securing of Indigenous lands and livelihoods. In the 2010s a new generation of Kayapó videographers has emerged that continues this tradition while also seeking to capture novel cultural innovations transpiring as the Kayapó engage the outside world. Whether it is concert by a Kayapó pop/country singer or an intertribal demonstration in a faraway city to protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam, the videographers are there to film. These latter films embody cultural hybridity, or cultural invention that refracts and recombines elements from multiple cultures.

Admission: 
Free
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