Celebrating Spring: Seasonal Music for the Koto

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Event Date: 
April 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Japan House
Address: 
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies presents:

Celebrating Spring: Seasonal Music for the Koto
Performer: Anne Prescott (Director, Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Smith College)

Admission: 
Free Admission
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BRIDGING CULTURES

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Event Date: 
April 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
McKinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
809 S. Fifth St. Champaign, IL
Description: 

Featuring Japanese and American choral and instrumental music in folk, classical, and gospel styles. Presented by McKinley Presbyterian Church choir and invited guests playing koto.

Part I: Music from Japan: Organ & Koto (Japanese zither)
Part II: Choral Music from several cultures: McKinley Choir

Utopian Songwriting. Music, Nation, Modernity and Censorship in 1960s Brazil

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Event Date: 
April 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race Street, Urbana, IL.
Description: 

Pre-concert discussion and program notes:
Prof. Marc Hertzman (History), Prof. Mike Silvers (Musicilogy).
Concert:
Piano, Marcelo Boccato; Trumpet, Tito Carrillo; Sax, Geof Bradfield; Bass, Clark Sommers; Drums and cymbals, Dana Hall.

Sponsored by Center for the Historical Interpreations. Co-sponsor: Department of History, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Admission: 
$5.00

Amasong Spring Concert

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Event Date: 
April 9, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
McKinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
809 S. Fifth St. Champaign, IL
Description: 

Amasong, Champaign-Urbana's Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus, presents its Spring concert, "Flight: Songs of Migration", Saturday April 9 at 7 pm and Sunday April 10 at 4 p.m., McKinley Presbyterian Church, corner of 5th and John, Champaign. With this performance, Amasong honors and affirms the humanity of refugees, migrants and displaced people everywhere. Songs from all corners of the world invite listeners to contemplate the varied meanings of flight: from harrowing escape to soaring freedom. Please join us; all are welcome. Suggested donation $20. More if you can, less if you can't.

Admission: 
Suggested donation $20. More if you can, less if you can't.
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Meet & Greet with Kenny Endo

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Event Date: 
April 6, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Asian American Cultural Center
Address: 
1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

On Wednesday, April 6th come to the Asian American Culture Center for Meet and Greet Reception with Kenny Endo!

Kenny Endo is a leading artist in contemporary percussion and rhythm, who at the vanguard of the taiko genre, continues to pave new paths in this Japanese style drumming after forty years as a career taiko player. A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko with numerous awards and accolades, Endo is a consummate artist, leading an ensemble blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation.

Additionally, Kenny Endo will be performeing at the Knight Auditorium in Spurlock Museum. Join Kenny Endo for “Kenny Endo Ensemble: Celebrating 40 Years of Taiko and Cross-Cultural Asian American Arts”

Admission: 
free admission

Support The Center

Programs of the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music are dependent upon grants, gifts, and funds raised through concerts, performances and services. The Center was established at the University of Illinois on the basis of two acts of generosity: the donation of Indonesian gamelan orchestras and other instruments from the Estate of Robert E. Brown, and seed money from the University’s Office of the Provost and the School of Music. These funds enabled us to transport the instruments from the California estate, outfit a teaching space, hire a director and visiting artists, and get the program started.

If we are to continue to share music of the world’s cultures—engaging visiting artists from myriad traditions, acquiring the instruments they need to teach their music, presenting concerts, lectures, and workshops, and sending our artists out into the schools as they strive to enrich their curricula, we will need the support of alumni and friends who see the importance of our efforts to bring awareness of the richness of the world’s performing arts to the University and our community.

If you would like to learn more about the ways you can support the Center, please contact David Allen, Associate Director of Development, at 217/333-6453, or allend@illinois.edu, or click the GIVING link in the menu to your left.

African Blues

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Event Date: 
February 4, 2016 - 11:45am - 12:45pm
Venue: 
Café of First Presbyterian Church, Champaign
Address: 
302 W. Church Street, Champaign
Description: 

Jean René and Bomoyi is a musical ensemble featuring Congolese rumba with a flavor of gospel, jazz and African rhythms. They sing in English and five other languages. Musicians have performed in Africa and Europe. Well known in Congo, they are continuing to gain recognition in the United States.

This program is offered on first Thursdays of each month.

Admission: 
Donations Accepted
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Anchiskhati Choir

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Event Date: 
February 29, 2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
1114 West Nevada Street, Urbana
Description: 

The Anchiskhati Choir is the world’s leading exponent of Georgian polyphonic choral music. The choir members specialize in singing ancient Georgian sacred and secular songs with authentic instrumental accompaniment. Members of the Anchiskhati Choir come from different regions of Georgia where they have absorbed the unique singing traditions of their parents and grandparents. Singing weekly in the famous 6th century Anchiskhati church in Tbilisi, Georgia, the group collaborates as a group of expert and passionate ethnomusicologists who teach, hold workshops, and regularly perform in Georgia and abroad.

This Gateways to World Music program is presented by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, with generous support from Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, Center for Advanced Study, and Bruno and Wanda Nettl.

Admission: 
free admission
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Kenny Endo Ensemble: Celebrating 40 Years of Taiko and Cross-Cultural Asian American Arts

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Event Date: 
April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium
Address: 
600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Center for Advanced Study
MillerComm2016

Kenny Endo
Taiko artist and founder, Kenny Endo Ensemble

Kenny Endo is a leading artist in contemporary percussion and rhythm, who at the vanguard of the taiko genre, continues to pave new paths in this Japanese style drumming even after forty years as a career taiko player. A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko with numerous awards and accolades, Endo is a consummate artist, leading an ensemble blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation.

The ensemble features Kenny Endo (taiko) with Abe Lagrimas (vibraphone, drums, 'ukulele) and Sumie Kaneko (koto, shamisen). Largrimas is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who performs with jazz artists Eric Marienthal and James Ingram and Hawaii artists Jake Shimabukuro and Don Tiki. Watanabe is a former artistic director and principal flutist of renowned KODO ensemble.

Presented as part of Boneyard Arts Festival and International Week.

Hosted by:
Global Arts Performance Initiatives
Robert E. Brown Center for World Music

In conjunction with:
Asian American Cultural Center
Asian American Studies
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Department of Dance
Division of Musicology, School of Music
Percussion Division, School of Music
Japan House
Spurlock Museum
With additional support from Bruno and Wanda Nettl

Series support provided by:
Office of the Chancellor
Office of Equal Opportunity 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
The 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 background information, please consult cas.illinois.edu or 333-6729

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Piper's Hut 11th Anniversary Concert

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Event Date: 
February 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Piper's Hut
Address: 
616 W WHITE ST, Champaign, IL 61820
Description: 

Join us for a fun evening of music to celebrate the 11th anniversary of Piper's Hut. The music will be provided by the Canadian young trio "Ten Strings and a Goat Skin."
A house concert means that seating is very limited. My living room can hold about 25. This means tickets are first come first served. Please email me at pipers.hut@gmail.com to reserve seats.

When:

* Tuesday, February 2
* Show starts at 8pm
* Pot luck 6pm - 8pm. I will provide plates, utensils, condiments, teas, coffees, filtered water, etc.

Tickets:

* Tickets will be on sale at the door the night of the show. Preference will be given to reservation holders.

Prices: Due to the limited seating tickets will be

* $20 for Adults
* $10 for teens
* FREE for pre-teens.

Reservations:

* Please email me at pipers.hut@gmail.com for reservations and other information

Admission: 
Adults 20$ / Teens 10$ / Free for pre-teens
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