EUC Lecture Series - Integrative Soundscapes: Building EU Community through Bulgarian Mumming Festivals & Folkloric Practice

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Event Date: 
April 6, 2012 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building
Address: 
707 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana
Description: 

EUC Lecture Series - Integrative Soundscapes: Building EU Community through Bulgarian Mumming Festivals & Folkloric Practice

Speaker Donna Buchanon, Professor of Musicology, UIUC

Sponsored by European Union Center; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Admission: 
This event is free and open to the public
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10th Annual Capoeira International Conference

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Event Date: 
April 12, 2012 (All day) - April 15, 2012 (All day)
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10th Annual Capoeira International Conference at UIUC April 12-15, 2012

Presented by Contra-Mestre Denis of Centro Livre Como Vento Capoeira and Capoeira Club at UIUC. Great Mestres, Contra-mestres and Capoeira instructors will join us for a weekend of workshops, dance, music, and lots of fun.

Guest List:
Mestre Marrom (Rio De Janeiro-Brasil)
Mestre Cabello (Ilheus-Brasil)
Mestre Tisza (Ilheus-Brasil)
Mestre Iuri (Estrela do Norte Capoeira Angola)
CM Beto (FICA-Chicago)
CM Tatiana (Rio De Janeiro-Brasil)
Treinel Daniel (FICA-Oakland)
Treinel Tebogo (LCV Capoeira)
Instrutor Simpatiquinho (Mexico)
Professora Leslie Afro- Dance (St.Louis MO)

Check website for latest updates:
http://www.lcvcapoeira.com

Event Schedule/Prices
Schedule is tentative and subject to changes

Thursday, April 12th
Centro De Capoeira Livre Como Vento
221 S Locust Ave
Champaign IL 61820
7:00PM-9:00PM Capoeira Workshop & Roda

Friday, April 13th
Krannert Performing Art Center
Stage Floor Room DRK
500 South Goodwin Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61801
5:00-6:00PM Registration
6:00-7:00PM Capoeira Workshop **(Free for UIUC students ID Required)
7:00-8:00PM Capoeira Workshop

Brazilian Cultural Show -Admission FREE
Krannert Performing Art Center
Stage Floor Room DRK
500 South Goodwin Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61801
9:00-10:00PM

Saturday, April 14th
Quad(Behind the Union)
UIUC Illini Union
1401 W Green Street
Urbana IL 61801
11:00AM-12:00PM Registration/ Open Roda
12:00-1:00PM kids Capoeira Show/ Roda
1:00-2:00PM Capoeira Workshop
2:00-3:00PM Music Workshop(Bring your berimbau)
3:00-4:30pm-Lunch Break

Kids schedule -Admission Free
UIUC Illini Union Court Yard Cafe
1401 W Green Street
Urbana IL 61801
12pm-1pm- Presentation/Roda- Outside on Southside of Quad
1pm-1:30pm-Afro-dance Workshop
1:30pm-2:15pm- Capoeira Workshop
2:15pm-3:00pm- Cordel( block print art) snack

UIUC Dance Department
905 West Nevada Street, Studio A & B
Urbana, IL 61801
4:30-5:30PM Afro-Dance Workshop**
5:30-6:30PM Capoeira Workshop
6:30-7:30PM Capoeira Workshop
7:30- 9:00PM- Roda

Dinner
11:00PM Rita's Casa!!
1106 W Kirby Champaign 61821

Sunday, April 15th
Centro Livre Como Vento
221 S Locust Ave
Champaign, IL 61820

12:00-1:00PM Open Roda
1:00-3:00pm Capoeira workshop/Roda**

BBQ
Elif y Lucas House
3:00PM 7:00pm BBQ

Admission: 
Full Event and T-shirt $125.00 Full Event only $115.00 Per Day Fee ( shirt not included) Thursday $45.00 Friday $55.00 Saturday $90.00 Sunday $55.00 Per workshop $35.00 T-shirt only $20.00 *(Free for UIUC Students workshops Only with UIUC ID)*
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Sudden Sound: Kihnoua

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Event Date: 
March 29, 2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum - Gelvin Noel Gallery
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
Description: 

In ancient Greek, Kihnoua is "the difference," an apropos title for saxophonist Larry Ochs' San Francisco-based ensemble exploring the combination of "Western improvised music" with ancient sounds from Korea and other folk forms. Perfect foils for Kihnoua are South Korean vocalist Dohee Lee, fusing traditional music with contemporary elements, and drummer Scott Amendola, further expanding his sonic palette with custom designed electronics.

Admission: 
free admission
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Tango at KAM with performance of "Embrace"

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Event Date: 
April 12, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum - Gelvin Noel Gallery
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
Description: 

Enjoy tango dancing with live music by Tangotta (Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar). Organized by Melih Sener and Chantelle Hougland

EMBRACE is a short piece for 5 dancers and 1 accordionist created from explorations on the concept of the Argentine tango embrace and partnership in contact improvisation. The score was collaboratively composed by in2. The work was collaboratively undertaken and is part of an ongoing collaboration between in2 and ContactTango Laboratory.

Accordion: Chris Reyman

Dancers: Sandra Hendrix-Lopez, Tajal Patel, Chantelle Hougland, Bruno Azeredo, Yuki Yoshida

Admission: 
free admission
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Tango at KAM

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Event Date: 
March 3, 2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum - Gelvin Noel Gallery
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
Description: 

Enjoy tango dancing with live music by Tangotta (Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar). Organized by Melih Sener and Chantelle Hougland

Admission: 
free admission
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Celtic Woman Believe 2012 Tour

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Event Date: 
April 3, 2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Assembly Hall Star Theatre
Address: 
1800 S. First Street, Champaign, Ill.
Description: 

BELIEVE. Global music phenomenon Celtic Woman announce their breathtaking brand new live show, BELIEVE. Celebrating an enchanting new studio album and companion live concert DVD of the same name, the awe-inspiring vocalists and mesmerizing Celtic violinist now embark on the BELIEVE LIVE US tour. Performing classic Irish tunes, such as ‘The Water Is Wide,’ ‘Green Grow the Rushes,’ ‘A Woman’s Heart,’ and ‘The Parting Glass’, timeless pop anthems such as ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Sailing’, and inspirational songs including ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Ave Maria,’ Celtic Woman is backed by their dazzling 6-piece band, the Aontas Choir, and a renowned championship Irish dancer.

Celtic Woman debuted on Public Television in March 2005 and quickly emerged as a spectacular commercial success, selling more than six million CDs/DVDs and over two million concert tickets worldwide. Celtic Woman’s signature sound has emerged as a transcendent force and their spectacular live shows embody a radiance and purity that connects powerfully with their adoring fan base. Celtic Woman’s all-new production marks the pinnacle of their illustrious career, and will make you BELIEVE you’ve heard the voices of angels.

Admission: 
FL, A, B, C- $55; CC- $30 [IL-UC student discount- $4]
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Riverdance

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Event Date: 
March 7, 2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Assembly Hall
Address: 
1800 S. First Street, Champaign, Ill.
Description: 

Few shows have touched audiences like Riverdance. A celebration of Irish music, song and dance, the show focuses on the evolution of Irish dance and its similarities with, and influences on, other cultures. The phenomenon of Riverdance draws on Irish traditions and combines the richness of the music with the magic and sensuality of the dance.

Bill Whelan won the 1997 Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album” for his original music and lyrics for Riverdance. This extraordinarily unique show, which features an international company, has touched the hearts of millions around the world.

Admission: 
Fl, A, B- $47.50; C- $37.50; CC- $25.50 [$5 IL-UC student discount]
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Slide

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Event Date: 
March 9, 2012 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Gateway Building
Address: 
Riverfront Park, Peoria
Description: 

Slide Concert
Gateway Building, Peoria Riverfont

This Slide Concert will be held on Friday March 9, 2012 at the Gateway Building on Peoria's RiverFront. Doors Open at 7:00 PM.

The music presented by Slide will encompass both traditional and nontraditional Irish music. You will be energized by their music and the variety of instruments that they play

Admission: 
General admission tickets are $20 if ordered by March 6th or $25 at the door.
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Gaelic Storm

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Event Date: 
March 6, 2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Virginia Theatre
Address: 
203 W. Park, Champaign, IL
Description: 

You might already know Gaelic Storm from their appearance in James Cameron’s Titanic as the Celtic party band in the ship’s steerage deck. Unlike so many other bands that were unable to sustain a career after receiving near-blinding initial exposure, Gaelic Storm has amassed a large, loyal and ever-growing following since their launch in 1995. After three studio albums on Virgin/EMI early on, the band has since flourished in an extreme DIY fashion by not only launching their own label, Lost Again Records, and releasing their albums themselves but also by designing all their own album art, posters and advertising.

While Gaelic Storm plays Celtic music that hearkens back to the traditional music of Ireland, they are hardly traditionalists, adding modern sounds and drawing influences from American rock and pop as well as music styles from around the world.

Following the path of the band’s 2008 release, What’s The Rumpus?, 2010’s Cabbage debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Chart.

Admission: 
$40: “VIP” (includes artist meet & greet) Main 3-4, Rows A-C $29: Main 2-4 / Mezz 2-4 $24: Main 1 & 5 / Mezz 1 & 5 $18: Balcony
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Len Graham & Brian Hart

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Event Date: 
May 6, 2012 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Independent Media Center
Address: 
202 South Broadway Avenue, Urbana, IL
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County Antrim born, Len Graham has been a full-time professional traditional singer since 1982. After he won the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann traditional singing competion in 1971 his reputation began to spread, and at the same time his own passion for the songs of his native Ulster was growing. From the early 1960s Len sought out and recorded older singers such as Eddie Butcher and Joe Holmes. His musical friendship with Joe Holmes resulted in two albums being recorded – Chaste Muses, Bards and Sages (1975) and - After Dawning (1978).

Over the years, Len has collaborated and worked with numerous musicians, poets and storytellers. His association with the late John Campbell brought storytelling and song to a world audience. Their work together over twenty years made a significant contribution toward creating a deeper cross-community understanding of shared cultural traditions during many years of conflict in the north of Ireland. Together they recorded two albums – Ebb and Flow (1998) and - Two for the Road (2001).

Len Graham has performed at numerous Irish and international folk, literary and storytelling festivals, as well as appearing on many radio and television programmes. In 1992 he received the Seán O’Boyle Cultural Traditions Award in recognition of his work in Ireland as a song collector and singer. In 2002, he was honoured as the first recipient of the Irish television TG4 National Music Award for “Traditional Singer Of the Year.” In 2008 he was awarded “Keeper of the Tradition” from the Tommy Makem Festival of Traditional Song and the US Irish Music Award in the “Sean-Nós Singing” category.

In 2011 Len was awarded the Gradam na mBard CCÉ (CCÉ Bardic Award) at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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$20 adult; $10 student / senior
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