Piper's Hut Concerts: Kevin Burke

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Event Date: 
February 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Community Center for The Arts (C4A)
Address: 
202 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Piper's Hut Concerts
Kevin Burke
Master Irish Fiddler
February 18 & 19, 2018

The next Piper's Hut concert featuring the one and only Kevin Burke has changed it's venue on February 18!!

http://www.kevinburke.com

Special thanks go to Robin Kearton and the Community Center for the Arts. They have offered to co-host this concert and the lessons in their lovely space in downtown Urbana, IL. 202 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801. This is the NW corner of Main and Race.

Note: this is no longer a potluck dinner. Feel free to bring a sharable snack for the intermission. C4A might have coffee/hot water available and I will bring a flat of water. You may bring other beverages if you like, this is a kid friendly space.

Fiddle Lessons will *probably* be available on Monday, Feb 19.

Please email pipers.hut@gmail.com if you are interested in lessons. You can request private, semi-private or group lessons AND what time of day suits you best.
• FIDDLE LESSONS: Mr. Burke will offer fiddle lessons sometime the day after the show (Monday). Private lessons and group/workshops are potentially available.
o Private Lesson: one person, one hour = $75/hr. Does NOT include concert ticket.
o Semi-Private: two people, one hour = $40/person. Does NOT include concert ticket.
o Group Lessons: (at least 5 people must sign up) one hour.
$40 if student does NOT attend concert.
$50 if student attends concert (includes one concert ticket).

**LAST UPDATED ON JAN 26**

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I-Pan Steel Drum Band

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Event Date: 
March 31, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Address: 
200 W. Green St., Champaign
Description: 

Immerse yourself in the sunny sounds of Trinidad and Tobago, performed on steel drums by students from the University of Illinois School of Music.

I-Pan is a student-run ensemble made up of members of the University of Illinois Steel Band, open to both music majors and non-music majors. The band primarily performs Calypso and Soca music, the native music of Trinidad and Tobago where the steel pan was invented. Members of I-Pan get a hands-on experience both writing and arranging their own music for the group, as well as honing their skills improvising on bass and percussion as well as the steel pans.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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16th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC

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Event Date: 
March 8, 2018 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
multiple locations, check description below for details
Description: 

The 16th Annual International Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC will occur March 8 through March 11, 2018. The conference celebrates the richness of the African and Latin roots of Afro-Brazilian culture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University, presented by Contra-Mestre Denis of Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign IL and the Capoeira Club at UIUC.

The conference organizers are honored to have the Great Mestre João Grande, Mestre Marrom, Professora Silvana Marquina and Professora Nicole Thomas. The weekend will feature workshops in Capoeira Angola movement/Music and Afro-Brazilian dance Samba/ Afro-Brazilian dance workshop, Afro-Haitian Dunham technique, block printing workshop and yoga class.

Guests:
Mestre João Grande (Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande)
Mestre Marrom - Rio Brasil
Professora Silvana Marquina (Samba & Afro- Brazilian Dance)
Nicole Thomas (Pinky) - St. Louis, MO
Casey Lowery- Artist

Event Schedule

Thursday, March 8th
UIUC Dance Department - DRR
1-2:20pm

Illinois State University
6:00-8:00pm - Capoeira Music class*

Friday, March 9th

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 Samba Dance workshop (All Levels)
7:00-9:00pm - UIUC - Capoeira Angola Movement & Music class*

Saturday, March 10th
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

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
3:00-4:00pm - Afro- Haitian Dunham technique Dance workshop (All Levels welcome)
4:00-6:00pm - Capoeira Movement & Capoeira Roda*
8:30pm - Cultural Dinner, Capoeira Angola Center

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

Locations of Event

Address Locations:

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

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

Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
201 Lincoln Sqaure, Space 157 (North Wing)
Urbana, IL 61801

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

Sponsors :
SORF
Paid for by the Students Cultural Programming Fee
Center of World Music
Capoeira Club at UIUC
UIUC Dance Department
Students of Capoeira Angola Center Illinois

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

Full event $100.00
T-shirt $20 if paid for full event
T-shirt $25 without event

Prices for per-day rate

Thursday $30.00
Friday $50.00
Saturday $75.00
Sunday $50.00
*Samba /Afro-Brazilian Dance workshop free for community members*

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CONVERGENCE: Spirituals from the Shtetl. Davening from the Delta

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Event Date: 
February 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 South Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

Center for Advanced Study
MillerComm2018

CONVERGENCE: Spirituals from the Shtetl. Davening from the Delta

Anthony Russell
Vocalist, composer and arranger

CONVERGENCE is a new repertoire of works exploring exile, spirituality, hope and redemption. Combining diverse strains of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and African American music, CONVERGENCE stands directly at spiritual, historical and textual crossroads. The musical sources are diverse: Chassidic piyyutim, negro spirituals, Yiddish labor union songs, Civil Rights anthems, Israeli folksong and traditional Ashkenazi synagogue music. The musical idioms are diverse as well, bearing elements of contemporary classical, jazz, blues, gospel, klezmer, chazzanut and experimental music.

Mr. Russell is accompanied by pianist Rachel Jensen.

Hosted by:
Program in Jewish Culture and Society

In conjunction with:

Department of African American Studies
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Department of History
Department of Religion
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Robert E. Brown Center for World Music
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
School of Music
Spurlock Museum

Series support provided by:
Office of the Chancellor
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access
Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Center for Advanced Study
George A. Miller Endowment
Ledyard R. Tucker Fund
Peggy Harris Memorial Fund
The Council of Deans
The David Gottlieb Memorial Foundation
The Graduate College

For more information, please consult http://cas.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6729

Admission: 
Free Admission
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CU Folk and Roots - 10th Anniversary Festival Organizational Meeting

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Event Date: 
January 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Techline Champaign, IL
Address: 
307 S Locust St, Champaign, Illinois
Description: 

Love the music you’ve heard at the festival? Love the workshops, dances, storytelling, singalongs, and family programming? Help make it happen! Join us for the first organizational meeting for the 10th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival.

Have a concrete voice in creating the area’s most magical and intimate music festival. While you’re giving back, you’ll be making new friends who are all about the best in community-building. Need to build your resume? Grow your employable skill set with hands-on experience in fundraising, marketing and communication, project management, web support, volunteer coordination, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Can’t make the meeting, but still want to be involved? Email us at volunteering@folkandroots.org.

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Community Gamelan - New Session Begins

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Event Date: 
January 22, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Room 0300, School of Music Building
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street
Description: 

As part of the center’s programming, the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

Our Monday evening classes run from 6pm to 8pm in Room 0300 at the School of Music, 1114 W. Nevada Street. Community gamelan is open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. No credit is offered. There is no need for registration, but participants who join the ensemble should understand that regular attendance is expected in order to enjoy making music in an orchestra dependent upon the contribution of every player. Community Gamelan members will be asked to perform at our end of semester concert on Sunday, May 6, 2pm.

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Gateways to World Music series presents:

The Ecstatic Music of the Indian Himalayas - Pritam Bhartwan and Stefan Fiol

February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Admission Free

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music invites campus and community members to discover the ecstatic music of the Indian Himalayas through a performance lecture by renowned singer, drummer, healer, and recording artist Pritam Bhartwan and Stefan Fiol, an ethnomusicologist at the University of Cincinnati who has spent the last decade studying these musical traditions. Their performance will combine ornate vocals with dense, interlocking patterns performed on a variety of indigenous percussion and wind instruments. Together they will demonstrate the full range of expressive culture from this Himalayan region, including possession ceremonies, heroic ballads, festival dance-songs, and music for seasonal and life-cycle rituals.

Pritam Bhartwan is among the most widely acclaimed artists in the central Himalayas of North India. Beginning at the age of seven, Pritam began learning the drumming and singing traditions of Garhwal (the western portion of Uttarakhand) by traveling with his father and uncles to possession rituals, epic ballad performances, and local ceremonies and festivals. He soon acquired a reputation as one of the most electrifying performers in the region and went on to record more than 50 commerical albums, in addition to appearing regularly on All India Radio and Doordarshan, India’s state television program. Pritam has received a number of awards from the government of India, including the Sur Samrat, Jagar Samrat, and Uttarakhand Vibhuti. He has also become one of the leading ambassadors of folk music from the Garhwal Himalayas, taking his music and dynamic teaching style to Oman, United Arab Emirates, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, and various parts of the United States.

Stefan Fiol is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. He specializes in the music of the Uttarakhand Himalayas of northern India. Stefan received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 after conducting several years of ethnomusicological research in the Indian Himalayas. His research has been funded by fellowships from Fulbright Hays, the Wenner Gren Foundation, and the American Institute of Indian Studies. In 2017, Stefan published a book with University of Illinois Press entitled Recasting Folk: Indian Music, Media and Social Mobility; other publications have appeared in Ethnomusicology, Asian Music, Yearbook for Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology Forum, Journal of Asian Studies, and Journal of South Asian Popular Culture.

This lectureship is supported by the Lorado Taft on Art Fund / College of Fine and Applied Arts, programmed as part of the Gateways to World Music Series, presented by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music.

The Ecstatic Music of the Indian Himalayas - Pritam Bhartwan and Stefan Fiol

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Event Date: 
February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music invites campus and community members to discover the ecstatic music of the Indian Himalayas through a performance lecture by renowned singer, drummer, healer, and recording artist Pritam Bhartwan and Stefan Fiol, an ethnomusicologist at the University of Cincinnati who has spent the last decade studying these musical traditions. Their performance will combine ornate vocals with dense, interlocking patterns performed on a variety of indigenous percussion and wind instruments. Together they will demonstrate the full range of expressive culture from this Himalayan region, including possession ceremonies, heroic ballads, festival dance-songs, and music for seasonal and life-cycle rituals.

Pritam Bhartwan is among the most widely acclaimed artists in the central Himalayas of North India. Beginning at the age of seven, Pritam began learning the drumming and singing traditions of Garhwal (the western portion of Uttarakhand) by traveling with his father and uncles to possession rituals, epic ballad performances, and local ceremonies and festivals. He soon acquired a reputation as one of the most electrifying performers in the region and went on to record more than 50 commerical albums, in addition to appearing regularly on All India Radio and Doordarshan, India’s state television program. Pritam has received a number of awards from the government of India, including the Sur Samrat, Jagar Samrat, and Uttarakhand Vibhuti. He has also become one of the leading ambassadors of folk music from the Garhwal Himalayas, taking his music and dynamic teaching style to Oman, United Arab Emirates, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, and various parts of the United States.

Stefan Fiol is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. He specializes in the music of the Uttarakhand Himalayas of northern India. Stefan received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 after conducting several years of ethnomusicological research in the Indian Himalayas. His research has been funded by fellowships from Fulbright Hays, the Wenner Gren Foundation, and the American Institute of Indian Studies. In 2017, Stefan published a book with University of Illinois Press entitled Recasting Folk: Indian Music, Media and Social Mobility; other publications have appeared in Ethnomusicology, Asian Music, Yearbook for Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology Forum, Journal of Asian Studies, and Journal of South Asian Popular Culture.

This lectureship is supported by the Lorado Taft on Art Fund / College of Fine and Applied Arts, programmed as part of the Gateways to World Music Series, presented by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Community Balinese Gamelan Classes Resume Monday, January 22, 2018

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts. As part of the center’s programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 0300 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that regular attendance is required in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player. For more information, please email the center at worldmusic [at] illinois.edu

Sudden Sound Concert: Steve Gorn & Improvisers Exchange Ensemble

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Event Date: 
February 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign
Description: 

Steve Gorn leads Improviser Exchange ensemble members in music reflective of his pioneering work in cross-cultural collaborative music, such as the landmark Indian-Jazz fusion recording “Asian Journal”, his 2011 Grammy winning recording “Miho – Journey to the Mountain,” with Dhruba Ghosh and the Paul Winter Consort, and of his gurus, the late bansuri master Sri Gour Goswami, of Kolkata, and Pt. Raghunath Seth of Mumbai, with whom he often accompanied in concert.

A leading "world music" artist, Steve Gorn has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, soprano saxophone and clarinet in concerts and festivals throughout the world.

Steve Gorn is a visiting Improvisers Exchange artist-in-residence. Organized by Jason Finkelman, Improvisers Exchange is a Center for Advanced Study initiative deeply investigating the field of music improvisation.

Additional events include:

Hindustani classical music and folk melodies from North India
Steve Gorn (bansuri) and Manpreet Bedi (tabla)
Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 2pm (admission free)
Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana

The Transformative Power of Music - A multimedia talk by Steve Gorn
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 4pm (admission free)
Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana

Admission: 
Free Admission
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