Native November - New Ceremonies with Ty Defoe/Giizhig (Oneida/Ojibwe Nations)

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Event Date: 
November 27, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Illini Union
Address: 
1401 West Green Street Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Interactive Tribal songs, flute, hoop and eagle dance immersed together for a unique program exploring Indigeneity within a framework of traditional and contemporary culture, history, and values, and the environment. Ty draws on his vast repertoire gifted to him as child and weaves urban anecdotes and teachings that can be applied to our everyday lives. Identifying as two-spirit individual Ty shapeshifts in and out the art of storytelling in service of justice and liberation.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Paid for in part by Student Cultural Programming Fee

This event is part of a series hosted by the UIUC Native American House throughout the month of November. Access the full series of Native November events here: https://www.facebook.com/events/177758179799008/

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Music from Mali: Cheick Hamala Diabaté

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Levis Faculty Center, Room 300
Address: 
919 W Illinois St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

CAS invites you to a musical performance by the Malian and Grammy-Award nominee, Cheikh Hamala Diabate. Diabate is a West African historian in the Griot tradition. A sought-after performer, lecturer, storyteller, and choreographer throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America, Cheick Hamala has performed at venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, November 8th, 5-6:30 pm at the Levis Faculty Center, Room 300.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Music from Mali: Cheick Hamala Diabaté

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CAS invites you to a musical performance by the Malian and Grammy-Award nominee, Cheikh Hamala Diabate.

Diabate is a West African historian in the Griot tradition. A sought-after performer, lecturer, storyteller and choreographer throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, Cheick Hamala has performed at venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, November 8th, 5-6:30 pm at the Levis Faculty Center, Room 300.

Urbana Latin Dance Night featuring Timbalú

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Event Date: 
November 9, 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Dance Company
Address: 
122 W. Main Street, Urbana IL
Description: 

Urbana Dance Company presents Latin Dance Night with CU's hottest live salsa band, Timbalú! Put your dance shoes on and come out for a fantastic night with live salsa music. 8PM beginner lesson with Yoel Cortes-Pena. 8:30-11PM dance, dance, dance!l

Cover $10, students, $8. All ages welcome.

Come one, come all, whether you think you have two left feet or you've got moves to show off. The music itself will get you dancing!

Admission: 
$8-10
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Song of the Soul: Vocal Recital by Pandit Dr. Raja Kale

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Event Date: 
November 1, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Spicmacay Illinois presents an evening of wonderful Hindustani music by Dr. Pt. Raja Kale at the Channing Murray Foundation. The concert will include not only Indian classical vocal music, but also semi-classical and Marathi Natya-Sangeet styles. Tabla accompaniment by Pranav Ghatraju. Suggested donations are between $5-$15 so please do carry cash.

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Suggested donation of $5-10 (cash)
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Spicmacay hosts 3rd Annual Illini Utsav

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Illini Union Courtyard Cafe
Address: 
1401 W Green St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Spicmacay Illinois invites everyone to the much-awaited third edition of Illini Utsav! The event will include a range of amazing Indian music and dance performances by highly talented UIUC students.

Thursday, Nov 8 | 6:30 - 9:00 pm | Illini Union Courtyard Cafe

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Free Admission
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Concert by ensemble compost Q, with guests Wang & Chen

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Event Date: 
November 2, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum
Address: 
500 E. Peabody, Champaign
Description: 

George A. Miller Visiting Artists • From Suzhōu, China
Yu-Chen Wang • guzheng (Chinese Zither)& Han-Jui (Henry) Chen • double bass

October 29-November 2, 2018 • School of Music, University of Illinois
All events free and open to the public

Schedule:

Mon. 10/29: Double Bass Recital, Chen, w/Julia Fedoseeva pno.
Works by Frank, Debussy, Fauré, Hahn
7:30 pm, Smith Music Hall, Memorial Room (220), 805 S. Matthews, Urbana

Tues. 10/30: Composers’ Forum with Wang & Chen
4:30pm, Room 0359 Music Building, 1114 W. Nevada, Urbana

Wed. 10/31: Wang-Chen Duo Concert
4pm, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Works by Yip, Chen, Lund, Wang

Fri. 11/2:
3-5pm Improvisers Exchange with Wang & Chen
7:30pm Concert by ensemble compostQ, with guests Wang & Chen. compostQ includes Dorothy Martirano - violin, Erik Lund - trombone, Chris Reyman - accordion, Armand Beaudoin - bass, Ricardo Flores - percussion, and Kirstie Simson & Jessica Cornish - dancers.
all Friday events at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody, Champaign

Residency Sponsors: George A. Miller Visiting Artist Program, School of Music, Spurlock Museum, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, Krannert Art Museum

Artist Bios:

Born in Taiwan, Yu-Chen Wang is a guzheng performer as well as a composer. She graduated from Tainan National University of the Arts. While living in United State, she joined two ensembles, Compost Q Music/Dance Improvisation Group (USA) and Orchid ensemble (Canada); these two groups bring her performs across the U.S. Ms. Wang is the winner of the Gold Prize at the “Golden Lotus” International Youth Music Competition in Macau. She was a three-time First Prize winner at the Taiwan National Music Competition, First Prize at the Chinese Musical Instrument Association’s Competition, and the winner of the Taiwan Young Concert Artist Competition. Ms. Wang has appeared as soloist with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, the Tainan National University Chinese Orchestra, the National Chinese Orchestra, and the Kaohsiung City Chinese Orchestra. She has performed many solo recitals and has toured to Germany with the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Wang was invited to play as a guest artist for Kansas City’s newEar contemporary chamber ensemble, UMKC Music Nova, UIUC New Music Ensemble, and Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. She has worked with several prominent composers, including Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Erik Lund, Yao Chen, Stephen Yip, and Yuanchen Li, in preparation for performances and premieres of their compositions. She was appointed to Suzhou Chinese Orchestra as a guzheng performer in 2017.

A versatile bassist, Han-Jui (Henry) Chen has performed in North America, Europe, South Africa, Asia, and his native Taiwan. He enjoys performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral bassist. Henry was appointed to the faculty at Central Conservatory of Music in Fall of 2018. He previously taught double bass at Soochow University during 2014-2018, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, and Ball State University during 2011-2012. Henry also taught regularly in many international festivals such as Lan-Yang International Double Bass Summer Camp, Biarritz International Bass Academy, Chicago Bass Festival at Ravinia, and Illinois Summer Youth Music. In addition to his rich teaching experiences, Henry has also established a successful orchestral career. He was appointed principal bass of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2008. He served as principal of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and Advent Chamber Orchestra in Chicago, associated principal bass of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and assistant principal bass of the Sinfonia da Camera in Champaign-Urbana. Henry earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s degree from DePaul University. Henry has worked with several prominent composers, including Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Erik Lund, Bright Sheng, Stephen Yip, and Yao Chen, in preparation for performances and premieres of their compositions.

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Dharitree Ecosphere and UIUC YMCA present evening of Indian Fusion Music - " Taal: Rhythms for Life"

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Event Date: 
November 4, 2018 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
University YMCA Latzer Hall
Address: 
1001 S. Wright St, Champaign, IL
Description: 

Illinois nonprofit Dharitree Ecosphere, in collaboration with the UIUC YMCA, and the "Arts for Amity" program, presents an evening of fusion music, including Bollywood classical, Bengali pop and western jazz.. The “Taal: Rhythms for Life” concert celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Vivekananda’s Speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago. The concert features nationally acclaimed vocalist and specialist in Indian classical fusion music, Nirmalya Roy, and award-winning American guitarist Fareed Haque.

In this rare presentation of jugalbandhi: synergic and spontaneous performance, master musicians Nirmalya Roy and Fareed Haque will create a jazz-style call-and-response that harnesses both of their dynamic musical traditions.

Tickets: $25/Person; Children (under 12): $10
VIP Passes (Concert & Indian dinner with artists): $100/Person

All proceeds donated to non-profit, humanitarian causes

Tickets can be purchased by Paypal to: koeli.dharitreeecosphere@gmail.com, and will also be available at the door (cash or check)

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Ballet Folklórico de México at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

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Event Date: 
November 9, 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Celebrate the rich and colorful traditions of Mexico through regional dances that weave history with spirited rhythm, dazzling costumes, and cultural pride. Ritual, historic, and celebratory music and dance of Mexico’s Aztecan, Michoacán, and Yaqui peoples and more are featured in a captivating program from a company praised as “an imaginative repository of the country’s multi-layered history and rich anthropology (Chicago Sun-Times).”

Recommended for ages 7 and up

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Hindu Students Council and Sikh Student Association present Garba Raas Bhangra

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Event Date: 
October 25, 2018 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
UIUC Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), room MP1
Address: 
201 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL
Description: 

Hindu Students Council and Sikh Student Association presents Garba, Raas, Bhangra, a night of music and dancing! This event is part of the continuing celebration of Navratri and is free and open to the public.

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