CWM Residency: Afro-Brazilian Percussion & Pedagogy

In collaboration with the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, the UIUC School of Music, and Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the center welcomes guest artist Juliana Cantarelli Vita to campus for a weeklong residency, Monday, March 25 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019.

Lecture-Recital: Afro-Brazilian Percussion & Pedagogy

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Event Date: 
March 30, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St, Urbana
Description: 

The center welcomes guest artist and music educator Juliana Cantarelli Vita to campus for a weeklong residency, Monday, March 25 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019.

The residency will focus on Afro-Brazilian percussion genres including Maracatu de Baque Virado, as well as others from Brazil’s northeast region. Ms. Cantarelli will share her expertise as a practitioner of these genres, and as a music educator with experience working with children and adults. She will present workshops to elementary school classes throughout the week, as well as two public programs on Saturday, March 30th.

Saturday programs will include an interactive masterclass on Afro-Brazilian percussion styles from 11am-1pm in the Music Building "Fishbowl" (room 0359), followed by a lecture-recital that evening, at 7pm at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium.

Both events will focus on musical genres from Juliana’s home state of Pernambuco, including Maracatu de Baque Virado among others. Masterclass participants are cordially invited to return for the evening lecture-recital as performers, although this is optional and not required.

This residency is co-sponsored by the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, the UIUC School of Music, and the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Gateways to World Music: Afro-Brazilian Percussion Workshop w/ Juliana Cantarelli

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Event Date: 
March 30, 2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Music Building, "Fishbowl" (room 0359)
Address: 
1114 W Nevada St, Urbana
Description: 

The center welcomes guest artist and music educator Juliana Cantarelli Vita to campus for a weeklong residency, Monday, March 25 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019.

The residency will focus on Afro-Brazilian percussion genres including Maracatu de Baque Virado, as well as others from Brazil’s northeast region. Ms. Cantarelli will share her expertise as a practitioner of these genres, and as a music educator with experience working with children and adults. She will present workshops to elementary school classes throughout the week, as well as two public programs on Saturday, March 30th.

Saturday programs will include an interactive masterclass on Afro-Brazilian percussion styles from 11am-1pm in the Music Building "Fishbowl" (room 0359), followed by a lecture-recital that evening, at 7pm at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium. 

Both events will focus on musical genres from Juliana’s home state of Pernambuco, including Maracatu de Baque Virado among others. Masterclass participants are cordially invited to return for the evening lecture-recital as performers, although this is optional and not required. 

This residency is co-sponsored by the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, the UIUC School of Music, and the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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ISSS 36th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

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Event Date: 
March 10, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
University YMCA, Latzer Hall
Address: 
1001 S. Wright St, Champaign
Description: 

The University YMCA & The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) present the 36th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night. Come enjoy 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 11 by online reservation for $12/$10 for students and children and at the front desk of the University YMCA. (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.

Please see the University YMCA website for more information about the event: https://universityymca.org/international-dinner/

Admission: 
$10-12 (see description)
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"From Hand to Hand": Music and Dance Performance @ KAM

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Event Date: 
March 7, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820
Description: 

Krannert Art Museum presents this unique music and dance performance in the classical Indian tradition, inspired by artwork on view in From Hand to Hand.

Krannert Art Museum welcomes students from the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), who have created original music and dance that relates to the stories and paintings on view at KAM. Visitors will enjoy vocal and dance performances as well as a variety of instrumental performances, including on the violin, bamboo flute, tabla and mridangam. The students will showcase various forms of Indian Classical Art Forms including both Carnatic and Hindustani styles as well as live music for the dance performances.

Performers include Janani Comar, Anwesa Chouduri, Pranav Ghatraju, Vedhus Hoskere, Manohar Karigerasi, Arjun Raghavan, Aniket Ravan, Aravind Sagar, Maitreyee Sharma, and Sathvik Tejaswi.

This event is co-sponsored by the India Studies Fund, administered by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Iranian Cultural Association: Nowruz Celebration

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Event Date: 
March 10, 2019 - 6:30pm - 11:59pm
Venue: 
IHotel and Conference Center
Address: 
1900 S 1st St, Champaign
Description: 

The Iranian Cultural Association at the University of Illinois Presents: Nowruz 1398!

Come celebrate the New Year with traditional Iranian music and dance performances, Haft Sin and lots of food! This year, we will dance the night away with one and only Dj Armin!

The event will be hosted in the Illinois Ballroom at iHotel.

Nowruz [nouˈɾuːz], literally "new day", is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranians as the beginning of the New Year along with some other ethno-linguistic groups including Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Albania, Georgia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

Please register for tickets using the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/sp1b5HMIi5BCYEIk2

Admission: 
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AsiaLENS: "The Song Collector" with Dr. Stefan Fiol

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music welcomes UIUC Musicology alumnus Dr. Stefan P. Fiol (PhD, 2008) as part of the AsiaLENS film series. Dr. Fiol, who currently serves as Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, will return to campus to introduce the film "The Song Collector," also leading a post-screening dialogue.

The film screening and dialogue will take place Tuesday March 12, 2019, at 7pm in the Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium.

About the film:

Spicmacay at Spurlock Museum

Event Information
Event Date: 
February 10, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Spicmacay Members will be performing at Spurlock Museum, as part of the mueum's "Get to Know India: South India" event on Sunday, Feb 10th, at 2pm. Make sure to catch the variety of performances in store!

More details about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1040757709464712/

Performers for the afternoon: Kartik Hegde, Arjun Raghavan, Aravind Sagar, Divya Santhanam, Maitreyee Sharma, Sathwik M Tejaswi, Vaibhav Tipnis

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Brazilian Carnaval at La Casa

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Event Date: 
March 2, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
La Casa Cultural Latina
Address: 
1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

The Luso-Brazilian Student Association and the UIUC Portuguese Program invite you to celebrate carnaval in style this year, complete with live music and Brazilian food! This free event will be hosted at La Casa Cultural Latina on the UIUC campus.

Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Day of the Drum: Krannert Center

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 2, 2019 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Lobby
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL
Description: 

Krannert Center’s Day of the Drum was first presented in 2009 based on C-U local Rocky Maffit’s vision of a multifaceted event that would celebrate the many global legacies of percussion while engaging the public in high-energy performances by some of the world’s greatest instrumentalists. Over the years, patrons have enjoyed several iterations of Day of the Drum, and Krannert Center once again presents this day-long encounter with percussion featuring energetic and engaging performances, a tap dance lesson and demonstration, an appearance by Maffit himself, and collaborations between UI School of Music and professional ensembles, all of which will culminate in an evening ticketed performance by the taiko drummers of Kodo.

Celebrate global drumming traditions, try out different types of percussion instruments, and immerse yourself in many different drumming styles and rhythms.

Full Program:

Noon: Futureman | Silverman

1pm: UI Percussion Ensemble with Sō Percussion: Amid the Noise

2pm: Glen Velez and Loire Cotler

3pm: Tap Lesson/Demo

3:15pm: UI Steel Band with special guest Josh Quillen

4pm: Marching Illini Drumline

4:30pm: Rocky Maffit and Friends Finale

See the KPCA link below, for additional information regarding these programs.

All performances are free with the exception of Kodo, a ticketed concert taking place at 7:30pm in the Tryon Festival Theatre. For more information about this performance see the KPCA event:

https://krannertcenter.com/events/day-drum-kodo

Admission: 
Free Admission
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