Indonesian Cultural Night

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Event Date: 
April 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Lincoln Hall Theatre, University of Illinois
Address: 
702 S Wright St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

The annual Indonesian Cultural Night will be showing Indoesian culture and tradition once again. Angklung, gamelan, and traditional dance will be performed during the event. Admission is free and free food will be provided. Make sure you bring your friends as well! We will have an event exclusive snapchat filter!

Hosted by Permias UIUC

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The New Budapest Orpheum Society

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Event Date: 
March 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 5
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin, Urbana
Description: 

Making Sacred All the Whispers of the World–Jewish Cabaret
A performance by The New Budapest Orpheum Society

The eight-member New Budapest Orpheum Society re-sounds the songs of struggle, survival, and sacrifice from the tragic history of twentieth-century Jewish modernity. Repertories unearthed from concentration camps and the ghettos of World War II, set in counterpoint to the popular and political songs from cabaret stage and Jewish cinema, together commemorate and celebrate one of the most powerful moments of modern music history. Echoes from worlds lost to the Holocaust resonate with new life in these new arrangements. The sonic legacies of lives lost are realized with the extraordinary power and beauty of Jewish cabaret. During the course of the evening audiences will journey through the Yiddish songs created by Mordechai Gebirtig for the Cracow Ghetto and bear witness to the message of songs from the Golden Age of Yiddish film. Milestones of metaphor and allegory give meaning to a historical path that passes through cities as disparate as Carpathian shtetls and the cosmopolitan cities of the Duchess of Chicago. Repertories gathered through the research of the ensemble members—works by Viktor Ullmann and Leo Strauss from the concentration camp at Theresienstadt/Terezín, Hebrew songs circulating on postcards between Berlin and Jerusalem and composers such as Kurt Weill and Stephan Wolpe, newly-composed Russian songs by Ilya Levinson—will be experienced in all their staggering beauty. Members of the NBOS pay homage to the past, present, and future, seeking the sacred within the whispers still audible for us in the twenty-first century when we listen.

A lecture by NBOS Artistic Director Philip V. Bohlman will precede the performance at 4:00 pm

The New Budapeset Orpheum Society is an Ensemble-in-Residence in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago. This group will present an extensive program representing the experience of many places, including songs about life and love in Cracow, Yiddish songs between Eastern and Western Europe, resistance in the ghetto, sojourners in the struggle against the Nazi regime, settings of Hebrew folk songs by Darius Milhaud, songs by Kurt Eisler and by Arnold Schoenberg, and songs by Viktor Ullmann.

A reception follows at the Bread Company, 706 S. Goodwin, Urbana.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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“Some for Laughs, Some for Tears” – The Cabaretesque and Jewish Music

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Event Date: 
March 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin, Urbana
Description: 

Phillip V. Bohlman
University of Chicago, NBOS Artistic Director and UI alumnus

“Some for Laughs, Some for Tears” – The Cabaretesque and Jewish Music

Word and song together join in the labors of the New Budapest Orpheum Society and Phil Bohlman as they explore the cabaretesque in Jewish music. The cabaretesque is a performative moment in which cultural, religious, and aesthetic differences of modern Judaism converge upon a stage, both metaphorical and physical, mediated by music to reframe the narratives of the everyday and of history. Music becomes a vessel for the cabaretesque by opening the possibilities of transformation: Identities change as sameness is enacted through the performance of otherness; a new dramatis personae accrues to narrative and drama; the backdrop of staged worlds becomes the mirror of lived-in worlds; social relations are turned upside-down and inside-out; the borders between the serious and the comic are blurred and blinded by the footlights. In the course of his pre-concert talk, Phil Bohlman presents cabaretesque moments from thirty years of research devoted to modern Jewish music, especially the traditions that connect the German and Yiddish traditions to modern Hebrew repertories in Israel. Songs from twentieth-century stage traditions form a counterpoint with songs from the Shoah. From the cabaret stage to operetta to Jewish film music, the cabaretesque offers a leitmotiv for interpreting the crisis of Jewish modernity in the twentieth century.

A performance by the New Budapest Orpheum Society follows at 5:00pm, with a reception at the Bread Company afterwards

Admission: 
Free Admission
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35th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

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Event Date: 
March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
University YMCA | Latzer Hall
Address: 
1001 S. Wright St, Champaign, IL
Description: 

The University YMCA & The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) present the 35th 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.

Tickets on sale February 12 by online reservation for $15/$10 for students and children (see form below) and at the front desk of the University YMCA beginning Wednesday, February 14. (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.

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Timbalú at Cowboy Monkey

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Event Date: 
March 17, 2018 - 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Venue: 
Cowboy Monkey
Address: 
6 E Taylor St, Champaign, Illinois
Description: 

Timbalu is a local 12-piece LIVE! salsa band that will make you dance. Percussion, horns, keys, bass, and vocals combine to produce amazing polyrhythms atop a wonderful groove. Two sets of music starting at 9:00pm.

ages 19 and over

Admission: 
$5.00 at the door
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Discover India

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Event Date: 
March 11, 2018 - 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Foellinger Auditorium
Address: 
709 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Indian Graduate Students Association (IGSA) at UIUC presents one of its biggest events for the semester – “Discover India”.

Join us in Foellinger auditorium as we share and celebrate the rich and diverse Indian culture with the Champaign-Urbana community.

Free Admission for all.

Rajiv Satyal (Indian-American stand-up comedian) will be hosting the show.

The event has three components:
1. Cultural Exhibits: Exhibits illustrating Indian culture and its diversity (Venue: Foellinger auditorium lobby, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm)

2. Indian dance, music and theater performances: Witness breathtaking performances by student groups from UIUC and from outside UIUC (Venue: Foellinger auditorium; Start time: 5:30 pm)

3. Bollywood DJ Night: To end the magnificent evening on a high note, join us as we dance to the tunes of famous Bollywood numbers (After the performances)

Stay tuned to the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/216188625604272/) to know more about the performances and exhibits lined up for this year’s “Discover India”. Click on ‘GOING’ to receive updates.

The event is “Paid for by SORF”.
Our sponsors: Indian Consulate in Chicago, International Students and Scholars Services, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Music at UIUC and Asian American Cultural Center at UIUC

Admission: 
Free for all
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Winter Tales: American Indian Storytelling

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Event Date: 
March 4, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

The Spurlock Museum invites everyone to its annual Winter Tales concert, a celebration of American Indian storytelling. The 2018 featured teller is SleepyEye LaFromboise of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Tonawanda Seneca tribes. This family concert is free and no advanced reservations are required.

SleepyEye LaFromboise travels extensively, with his work centering on Native American youth empowerment through cultural and spiritual sustainment. His work also focuses on Native American cultural sensitivity and wellness training for organizations, tribes, and individuals. He has been a member of the United National Intertribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) for over 20 years and is also the Fire Keeper for the organization. Through his empowerment lens, he applies storytelling through song, prayer, and teaching as the tool for all.

Co-sponsored by The Native American House.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshop

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Event Date: 
March 9, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Dance at Illinois
Address: 
907 W Nevada St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

As part of the 16th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC, special guest Silvana Marquina will be offering an Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshop. The class is open to all levels and ages, and is free to UIUC student and Community members. Come dress in comfortable clothing and be ready to move your body to a fusion of Afro-Brazilian dances.

This event is possible by our Sponsors:

SORF
Paid for by the Students Cultural Programming fee
Capoeira Club at UIUC
Dance at Illinois
Students of Capoeira Angola Center Champaign Illinois

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Afro-Haitian Dunham Technique Dance Workshops

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Event Date: 
March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: 
UIUC Dance Department Nevada B
Address: 
907 1/2 West Nevada Street Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

As part of the 16th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC special guest Nicole Thomas (Pinky) will lead an Afro-Haitian Dunham Technique Fusion class. Be ready to move your body to the live drumming and rich Afro- Haitian beats.The class is open to all levels and ages, and is free to UIUC student and Community members. Come dress in comfortable clothing and be ready to move! This event is possible by our Sponsors:

SORF
Paid for by the Students Cultural Programming fee
Capoeira Club at UIUC
Dance at Illinois
Students of Capoeira Angola Center Champaign Illinois

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First Fridays: Gamelan Music & Dance Performance

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Event Date: 
March 2, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 W. Green Street, Urbana
Description: 

The Bali Lantari ensemble celebrates the beautiful cultural arts of Bali. Come experience traditional Balinese gamelan music and dance – colorful, expressive and unforgettable. The ensemble is led by I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a full-time visiting faculty member of the School of Music and Robert E. Brown Center for World Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For all ages.

The Library will remain open until 8:00 p.m. for this special Imbibe Urbana event.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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