The Illinois Flamenco-Jazz Collective

The Illinois Flamenco-Jazz Collective is an exciting new student led project at the University of Illinois establishing a music and dance ensemble dedicated to high-quality authentic and innovative Flamenco performance and education.

Musicians and dancers from all backgrounds meet weekly with Brian Stark (music) and Alyssa Teijeiro-Ficht (dance) to work on repertoire for performance. These sessions take place Sundays from 5-7p in Department of Dance Studios Nevada A & B (917 1/2 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL)

Chai Time w/ SPICMACAY

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Event Date: 
February 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Asian American Cultural Center
Address: 
1210 W Nevada St, Urbana
Description: 

AACC x SPICMACAY Presents Chai Time!

Come to Chai Time to learn more about Indian Classical Music and Dance!
Free snacks & drinks provided.

Admission: 
Free Admission

15th Annual WorldFest @ Spurlock Museum

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Event Date: 
April 5, 2020 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Spurlock Museum presents its 15th annual WorldFest, a celebration featuring performances of international music and storytelling, as well as craft making for all ages. This family-friendly event is free and sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

Check back soon for more details.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Winter Tales Storytelling Concert: Dovie Thomason

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Event Date: 
February 23, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Teller and activist Dovie Thomason (Lakota, Apache,and Scot descent) presents a concert of traditional stories. This free performance is part of the Spurlock Museum’s 18th annual Winter Tales celebration honoring the cultures of Indigenous Americans and the wisdom and practices they share with others. Also included in this year’s events are talks by Thomason on the American Indian boarding school experience and Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1880s shows and their portrayal of the American West. Visit the Museum’s online events page for dates and times. All events are free.

This event is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Cuban Percussion Workshop at C4A

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Event Date: 
February 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
Address: 
202 West Main Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

C4A is presenting a Cuban Percussion Workshop
Saturday, February 22, 2020

This event is open to percussionists in all styles and levels of expertise.

11:00 am to 1:00 pm workshop (with a break; refreshments provided)

1:00 pm Lunch and “hang with the artists”

$25 Admission includes two-hour hands-on workshop (bring your favorite percussion instrument; we can provide some) and a lunch (Menu includes BBQ from the Black Dog and vegan beans & rice)

About the Presenters:

Percussionist, Alejandro Aguiar is traveling from Cuba this February to perform with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Bassist Olivia Rodríguez Caballero is a rising star of Cuban classical and popular music, and a Colibrí and Egrem recording artist.

The couple performs regularly with Cuban popular artists Frank Delgado, Liuba María Hevia, Frasis Group, Ivette Cepeda, Luis Barbería, Jade Duo, Leoni Torres and PerCuba Ensemble. Their recorded work includes “Mozart in Havana” for Sony Classical with pianist Simone Dinnerstein and “Mozart and Mambo” with Berlin Philharmonic horn player, Sarah Willis.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP

Pre-registration and payment is required by February 19.
Visit the website for details.

Admission: 
$25
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Brazilian Carnaval 2020

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Event Date: 
February 22, 2020 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
University YMCA
Address: 
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
Description: 

The Luso Brazilian Association at UIUC invites you to celebrate the

BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL 2020!

We’ll have live music, costumes and food. And the best part is that everything is for FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Invite your family, friends and whoever wants to know about this famous Brazilian festival.

Where?
University YMCA

When?
Saturday, February 22

Paid for by the student cultural programing fee.

Sponsors:
Luso Brazilian Association
Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies

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37th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

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Event Date: 
March 8, 2020 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
University YMCA
Address: 
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
Description: 

37th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

The University YMCA & The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) present the 37th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night.

Join us for a fun-filled night with family and friends, featuring food from all over the world and entertaining performances from community and campus members.

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 6pm to 8pm
University YMCA | Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright St, Champaign, IL

Tickets on sale beginning February 17 by online reservation for $12/$10 for students and children (see form via link provided in Tickets section) and at the front desk of the University YMCA beginning Monday, February 17. (Checks should be made payable to the University YMCA). Tickets sell fast and space is limited; please plan to purchase your tickets well in advance.

This event is open to ALL (campus and community members) to attend with the purchase of a ticket. If you have a small child who is planning to sit on your lap and not take a seat, then they can get in for free.

Sponsored by the University YMCA and ISSS. For more information, visit: universityymca.org/international-dinner/

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Musicology Colloquium: "The Democracy That Society Allows: Sounds of Protests in Japan and the U.S."

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Event Date: 
February 21, 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Room 0359 (fishbowl), Music Building
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL
Description: 

Musicology Colloquium:
Noriko Manabe, Temple University

The Democracy That Society Allows: Sounds of Protests in Japan and the U.S.

Perceived attacks on the foundations of democracy in recent years have sparked large demonstrations, often numbering in the hundreds of thousands, in both Japan and the U.S. This talk will explore the ways in which democracy is sounded differently in street protests of two densely populated cities—Tokyo and New York—as shaped by urban geography, outdoor acoustics, participatory practices, and perhaps most importantly, policing. Analyzing protests as an interplay between urban space, police, and actors, the talk considers the ways in which the sounds of street protests reflect the kind of democracy that society allows.

Noriko Manabe is Associate Professor of Music Studies at Temple University, with research interests in music in relation to social movements, war trauma, intertextual meaning, and linguistics. Her monograph, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music after Fukushima, considers the constraints faced by musicians in expressing political views and how music is shaped in protests in four different spaces—cyberspace, street demonstrations, festivals, and recordings. She is currently writing her second monograph, Revolution Remixed: Intertextuality in Protest Music, and co-editing the volumes, The Oxford Handbook of Protest Music (with Eric Drott) and Nuclear Music (with Jessica Schwartz), all under contract with Oxford. Recent publications include an article analyzing Kendrick Lamar on Music Theory Online, which won the Outstanding Publication Award from the Popular Music section of the Society for Music Theory, and on chants of the Trump Resistance in Music and Politics.

Sponsored by The School of Music / Musicology

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Piper's Hut Concerts - The Jeremiahs

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Event Date: 
February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
House Concert (email for more info)
Description: 

Piper's Hut Concerts
The Jeremiahs
House Concert

Piper's Hut Concerts starts it's 15th year of presenting with The Jeremiahs (http://thejeremiahs.ie), who combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding in 2013 the quartet have trailblazed across Ireland, Europe and USA playing some of the top venues and Festivals.

Joe Gibney - Vocals

Joe, with his instantly recognisable timbre, offers a diverse repertoire of songs, from rousing sea shanties to emotional traditional songs of hardship, love and loss. His obvious passion and love for these songs, old and new, is plain to see and hear and will entrance and warm the heart of any music lover. A talented Dublin born singer with a melting pot of influences.

Jean-Christophe Morel - Fiddle

Born in Bordeaux, in France, Jean-Christophe has been playing classical music from the tender age of 4. His love affair with Irish traditional music began after he sat in at a session during his studies at the conservatoire of Bordeaux. A few years later, he went studying Irish traditional music in Dublin for a year where he met the band. He has since completed a Masters in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique & Danse of Lyon. His love and interest in all kinds of music and his experience in playing jazz and classical music influenced a lot his playing in Irish traditional music. The original project The Jeremiahs has been a great opportunity to develop his own style of playing and composing.

James Ryan - Guitar

Dublinese accompanist James has amassed a wealth of experience having already performed in over 14 different countries to date.
James’ draws on a wide a range of influences from different genres and traditions which is evident is his unique percussive backing style. As well as an established teacher James is also an experienced sound engineer having worked with a long list of talented and well respected musicians and singers in the studio.

Julien Bruneteau - Flutes

Julien hails from Bordeaux in France and began playing the flute at the age of 11. Under the wing and strong influence of great players such as Jean-Michel Veillon and Sylvain Barou, amongst others, Julien's wonderful style began to really flourish. While studying Jazz music at the Conservatoire of Agen and attending the prestigious Didier Lockwood school in Paris, Julien immersed himself in the works of great artists such as Chris Potter, Stéphane Guillaume and Benoît Sourisse. These factors, combined with the unabating presence in his life of Irish music, have shaped Julien into a flute player of great sensitivity with an amazing ability to improvise.

Admission: 
$20
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Jean René Balekita offers community classes at C4A

Jean René Balekita is offering community classes at C4A: Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana. On Thursdays from 7-8p Balekita leads an African Drumming Circle. On Tuesdays from 7-8:30p Balekita leads the Sikama Congolese-American Choir. Brief descriptions are listed below. Please visit http://c-4a.org/ for more information.

African Drumming Circle (February 6 to April 30, 2020)

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