West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am - 1:30am
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
November 21, 2011 - 12:00am - 1:30am
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
November 28, 2011 - 12:00am - 1:30am
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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Moon Gala 2011

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Event Date: 
September 25, 2011 (All day)
Venue: 
Foellinger Auditorium
Description: 

Moon Gala 2011

Admission: 
$3
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Phil Clark & Jason Finkelman

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Event Date: 
September 25, 2011 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sleepy Creek Vineyards
Address: 
county road 1425 N. off of Oakwood Road, just three miles south of Oakwood, Illinois
Description: 

Phil Clark (Didjeridu) and Jason Finkelman (Percussion) will be performing on Sun, Sept 25th as part of the Salt Fork River Art Festival (Sept 24 - 25) Admission is Free!

Over 40 artists setup tents by our pond for you! Food, music and art demos plus wine slushy makes for good times.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Fishtank Ensemble

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Event Date: 
September 18, 2011 - 1:00am
Venue: 
Sleepy Creek Vineyards
Address: 
county road 1425 N. off of Oakwood Road, just three miles south of Oakwood, Illinois
Description: 

Fishtank Ensemble are the leaders in high-energy, cross-pollinated gypsy music. From California, they bring their unique blend of Romanian, Gypsy jazz, Flamenco, Balkan, Turkish and Tango influenced music to the world.

Admission: 
$12 each
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Mean Lids - CD Release Show

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Event Date: 
September 12, 2011 (All day)
Venue: 
Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race, Urbana, Il.
Description: 

MEAN LIDS
Kalyx: CD Release Show!

Mean Lids will be releasing their second disc, Kalyx, this Sunday! For the second half of the show they will play the music from the CD live, in order (it'll be a live version of the CD), which you do not want to miss. We'll also be giving away free stickers, which look awesome.

The new CD costs $15, or buy the new CD with any of our other CDs (self-titled Mean Lids, Matt & Tom's disc, Tree Thump, etc.) for $20! And final special: buy 2 of the new discs for $25.

The Mean Lids

Only as mean as they need to be to keep the grit in their tones and the edge on their tunes, they are never seen without their signature cranial apparel. Spot them by their hats, their long lonesome sounds, and the @$$ kicking baritone grooves emanating from their mean, mean fiddle fingers.

Miriam Larson is fresh from the flute filled fields of Minnesota, bringing smooth, sweet sounds and pulsing jaw-harp beats to the mix. An artist, a burgeoning librarian, a union president, Miriam's signature haunting waltzes and twisted tunes fill every Lids show. She is also a graduate student at the University of Illinois and a founding member of the Rational Dance Society.

Ben Smith has been playing dances and dancing dances since he was just a wee laddie. Ben has played his characteristic black fiddle with many bands, across many genres, including bluegrass, swing, old-time, Irish, jug-band, Cajun, country, western, rock, and classical. He is also a father, computer programmer, and kite flyer.

Matt Turino has been playing music since he was born. He started dancing a month before that. He has performed so many shows with so many groups that MySpace refused to post them here due to bandwidth concerns. In addition to driving the heart of the Lids he also owns a house, works hard, and eats his vegetables.

Admission: 
$3 or free with the purchase of a CD at the door!
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Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

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Event Date: 
September 22, 2011 - 5:00am - September 25, 2011 - 5:00am
Description: 

Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
18th annual • September 22-25, 2011 • Bloomington, Indiana

The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.

The Festival is proudly based in downtown Bloomington and named in part for Indiana musician Lotus Dickey (1911-1989).

A wristband is your passport to multiple performances each showcase night, at multiple venues. Stages range from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater to standing-room-only street tents, to churches where traditional music shines.

Design your own Lotus experience: Fit every performance into your schedule, dashing from venue to venue, or savor just a few. Keep your options open for the unusual and the unexpected.

Lotus offers both ticketed showcases and free events for all ages. Saturday’s Lotus in the Park is packed with live performances, hands-on art projects, and interactive workshops with Festival artists.

2011 Lotus Artists:

Abigail Washburn
Australia's Strange Fruit
Bernard Woma
Bomba Estéreo
Brock McGuire Band
Bulgarika
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Creole Choir of Cuba
Dikanda
Eilen Jewell
Frigg
Joaquin Diaz
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole
Lamajamal
Lotus Dickey Song Workshop
Luisa Maita
Masters of Mali: Sidi Touré Trio
Mavis Staples
Mike + Ruthy
Movits!
Nawal
Orchid Ensemble
Quebe Sisters Band
Staff Benda Bilili
Tareq Rantisi, Ali Amr, & Srinivas Krishnan
Te Vaka

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World Music Festival: Chicago 2011

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Event Date: 
September 15, 2011 - 5:00am - September 22, 2011 - 5:00am
Description: 

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture presents the 13th annual World Music Festival: Chicago this September 15 – 22, 2011. A celebration of music from around the globe continues this year at the city-wide, multi-venue, week-long festival. Presented at area museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas, theaters, clubs, and other venues, events include a combination of free and low-cost ticketed concerts, many of which are family friendly.

2011 Featured Artists:

Abigail Washburn
Al Sarah and the Nubatones
Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Duo
Arooj Aftab
Bill O'Connell Triple Play featuring Dave Valentin & Richie Flores
Black Bear Combo
Blitz The Ambassador
Bomba Estéreo
Boubacar Traoré Trio
Brock McGuire Band
Bulgarika featuring Nikolay Kolev
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Café Antarsia Ensemble
Chai Found Music Workshop
Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal
Creole Choir of Cuba
DePedro
Dikanda
DJ Sound Culture
Ernesto Anaya Ensemble
Fool's Gold
Friends of the Gamelan
Frigg
Gerard Edery Ensemble
Hawk and a Hacksaw
House of Waters
Joaquin Diaz
Natural Information Society
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole with Shawn Pimental
Kultur Shock
Kutumba
L’Orchestre Super Vitesse
Luisa Maita
Mad Professor
Malika Zarra
Mar Caribe
Marco Calliari
Megitza Quartet
Movits!
Nawal
Nuriya
The Opposition Party
Sergent Garcia
Sidi Touré
Staff Benda Bilili
Steve Gibon’s Gypsy Rhythm Project with Nicolae Feraru
Tsukasa Taiko
Te Vaka
Toubab Krewe
Twilight Circus
Wust El Balad

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Balinese Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Thu Nov 03 2011 .
October 3, 2011 - 11:00pm - October 4, 2011 - 1:00am
October 10, 2011 - 11:00pm - October 11, 2011 - 1:00am
October 17, 2011 - 11:00pm - October 18, 2011 - 1:00am
October 24, 2011 - 11:00pm - October 25, 2011 - 1:00am
October 31, 2011 - 11:00pm - November 1, 2011 - 1:00am
Venue: 
Levis Faculty Center, 4th Floor
Address: 
919 West Illinois Street, Urbana
Description: 

Balinese Community Gamelan practices on Mondays from 6:00-8:00 pm, on the fourth floor of Levis Faculty Center (corner of Gregory and Illinois, on campus). The gamelan (an orchestra of Balinese gongs and metal-keyed instruments) is open to all. The current age-range of members is from 9 to 66! No prior experience of gamelan or formal music training is needed: we can accommodate people at all levels. There is also room for people who want to try Balinese dance. We ask only that if you decide to join us, after checking us out, you come regularly to the Monday-night rehearsals, so we can count on you for performances.

Admission: 
Free Admission, Open to the Public
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