Global Transfer Afterglow with Allos Musica Ensemble

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Event Date: 
November 5, 2015 - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 5
Address: 
500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
Description: 

Founded in 2006 and featuring clarinet and various ethnic winds, the oud (an ancient Arabic lute), voice, accordion, and percussion instruments from around the world, Allos Musica explores the intersection of divergent streams of contemporary classical, jazz, and traditional music from the Middle East and Europe. The sound created through James Falzone’s compositions and the ensemble's arrangements of Arabic and European folk music blends tradition and experimentation seamlessly.

Admission: 
free admission
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MATSURI! A Japanese Festival at Japan House

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Event Date: 
August 30, 2015 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Japan House
Address: 
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue Urbana, IL
Description: 

Join us for a Japanese style festival on the grounds of Japan House. Japanese food and drink, taiko drum performances, the Candy Man (Japanese candy artistry), martial arts demos, fashion shows, Shiatsu massage, tea ceremonies, Ikebana and Bonsai demonstrations and displays and more!

Admission Free, purchase tickets in order to buy food or drink. Tickets will be in increments of $1.

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A Moving Sound - music and dance from Taiwan

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Event Date: 
October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

The music of this Taiwanese quintet features a fusion of traditional and western instrumentation, including bass/zhong ruan, vocals, erhu, zhong ruan, and percussion, with modern dance and Tai-chi movement. Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, the ensemble’s music has been described as “joyous, evocative, and enchanting” by the New York Public Theater. This concert is co-sponsored by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the Spurlock Museum, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Admission: 
free admission
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Dr. Martin Stokes - Bruno and Wanda Nettl Distinguished Lecture

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Event Date: 
September 4, 2015 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Smith Memorial Hall, Smith 25
Address: 
805 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana
Description: 

Bruno and Wanda Nettl Distinguished Lecture:

Dr. Martin Stokes of King's College, London.

Music and Citizenship.

Citizenship debates - traditionally focused on questions about property, liberty of the person, representation - shifted radically in the 1990s. Globalization pushed questions about ‘flexible citizenship’, about problems of inclusion and exclusion in a world of migrancy, war, and failed states. Feminist and queer movements made questions about sexual rights central to citizenship discourse, and with them the politics of feeling, emotion, and care. Responses to Habermas explored the idea of counter-publics, spaces of citizenly participation involving alternative structures of emotional disclosure and recognition. Preoccupied with matters of identity in the 1990s, ethnomusicology has, arguably, been slow to respond. This lecture looks at the place of music and musicians in constructions of citizenly virtue with four foci: emotion, environment, the body, the public sphere. It springs from questions that I explored in a recent book on Turkish music (The Republic of Love, University of Chicago Press, 2010), but traces the configurations of a more general and more global inquiry from the middle of the twentieth century on.

Admission: 
free admission

Sandunga Reunion

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Event Date: 
May 23, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
The Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race St, Urbana
Description: 

Sandunga draws its inspiration from the Cuban musical traditions of son, guajira son, and trova/ bolero. With its historic roots in the interweaving of African and Iberian rhythms and melodies, the Cuban son remains today a vibrant musical and dance form across the island and throughout the Americas.

Sandunga consists of Julián Norato (guitar), William Hope (Cuban tres and laúd), Tina Hope, (claves and guacharaca), Eduardo Herrera (bass), Adam Walton (congas), and Andy Miller (bongó and maracas).

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C-U Rhythm and Raag presents: Subrata Bhattacharya & Abhisek Lahiri in concert

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Event Date: 
May 22, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
Address: 
202 S. Broadway, Urbana (old post office)
Description: 

This concert kicks off a 7-month residency with C-U Rhythm and Raag, a project of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, during which Subrata and Abhisek will be available for classes and workshops.

Abhisek is considered a child prodigy and he is one of the youngest top-notch sarod artistes of All India Radio & National Television—Kolkata. His sarod recital blends three major gharanas (schools) of sarod playing: Shajahanpur, Senia Maihar & Senia Bangash gharana (Gwalior).

Abhisek's two solo albums “Sparkling Sarod" and "Mood of Puriya Kalyan" released by Bihaan Music received nominations in the Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA) of Mumbai in “Best Hindustani Classical Album—Instrumental” category for the year 2010 & 2013 respectively.

Subrata Bhattacharya is one of the leading tabla players in India today, both on the Indian classical music scene and with this fusion band Naad—The Everlasting Sound. Subrata is amazingly talented and his accomplishments and achievements in the field of percussion music have earned him name and enviable fame. Subrata's solo renderings reveal his knowledge of the art and his creativity at their best. Subrata hosted a Krannert Afterglow concert during the Ellnora guitar festival in 2009 and played a house concert in Champaign in 2013.

Admission: 
Tickets: $15 (or pay what you can)
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7th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival

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Event Date: 
November 6, 2015 (All day) - November 7, 2015 (All day)
Venue: 
The festival takes place in various places within a several block radius in downtown Urbana
Address: 
Urbana
Description: 

The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival is an all-volunteer-run, grassroots festival that brings together national, regional and local artists and folk organizations for over 80 high-quality folk performances and participatory activities throughout downtown Urbana. The festival includes performances, dances, instructional sessions, jams, song-circles, family activities, storytelling, instrument-making and much, much more! The festival has a particular interest in evolving and unique forms of folk music and art, especially forms that break down barriers between audience and performers, while also providing the occasion to preserve local traditions and histories.

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Allerton Irish Fest

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Event Date: 
June 5, 2015 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Allerton Park and Retreat Center (Gate House Lawn)
Address: 
515 Old Timber Road Monticello, Illinois 61856
Description: 

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring:

The Shanties 6-7:30pm
FiddleFire 8-9:30pm

Presenting a fusion of multiple genres and taking the best of bluegrass, classical, Irish, and French-Canadian, FIDDLEFIRE (aka The Panning Family) creates a unique blend of their own.

This “contemporary folk” has audiences of all demographics tapping their toes in time to the lively syncopations of the dynamic group.

The Shanties “New Irish” music is filled with rocked-up Irish favorites, old, new and originals. Though there is nothing sweeter than an Irish ballad, the focus is the up-tempo rowdier melodies with pop Irish influence from Solas, Gaelic Storm, Great Big Sea and Flogging Molly to name a few.

The blended singing and instrument sounds of fiddle, mandolin, whistle, guitar, and the Irish (drum) bodhran create the unique sound of The Shanties.

Food and drink available for purchase
Bring the whole family and stop by the Celtic Kids Playground from 6-7:30pm!

Admission: 
Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family
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Amasong Concert "Not For Sale"

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Event Date: 
April 25, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Venue: 
McKinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
Corner of Fifth and John, Champaign
Description: 

"Not For Sale" features songs celebrating women's work and women's worth. This concert has its roots in world music influences from Chinese folklore to Latin American folk songs to Georgian polyphony, and even a dash of 90s punk rock. Join us Saturday, Apr. 25 at 7 pm and Sunday, Apr. 26 at 4 pm. McKinley Presbyterian Church at the corner of 5th and John, Champaign.

Admission: 
Pay what you can, suggested $15-$20
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Traditional Azerbaijani Mugham Music

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Event Date: 
April 22, 2015 - 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Venue: 
Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center present Jeffrey Werbock, who will perform instrumental solo improvisations based on traditional Azerbaijani mugham, played on a variety of authentic instruments. Mr. Werbock has been giving presentations for well over three decades and has performed at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Asia Society, and World Music Institute.

Admission: 
Open to the public, Free Admission
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