Milonga del Corazon

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Event Date: 
October 6, 2012 - 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Venue: 
Phillips Recreation Center
Address: 
505 W. Stoughton Street, Urbana
Description: 

The milonga is the tango social dance. Tango Society milongas are held about 15-18 times per year, usually at the Phillips Recreation Center of the Urbana Park District (505 W Stoughton, Urbana IL), at an interval of 2-3 weeks when the University of Illinois is in session, less frequently at other times.

We model our milongas at the Phillips Center in Urbana - our Milonga del Corazon - after the milongas held in the neighborhood clubs ('clubes del barrio') in Buenos Aires, Argentina - the birthplace of tango and tango capital of the world. We have a friendly social club environment where people know each other and newcomers are warmly welcomed.

Admission: 
$7 / $5
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Tango at KAM

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Event Date: 
October 6, 2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum
Address: 
500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
Description: 

Dance, learn or watch tango. Organized by Melih Sener and Chantelle Hougland.

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Oktoberfest in the Allerton Barn

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Event Date: 
October 20, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Allerton Barn at Allerton Park & Retreat Center
Address: 
515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, Illinois 61856
Description: 

Live performance by Dicke Deutscher, an authentic German polka band.

German bratwurst and beer available for purchase.

Seating in the Allerton Barn is limited so come early.

Admission: 
Suggested donation of $5 at the door.
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Del Sur

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Event Date: 
September 1, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race, Urbana
Description: 

"Del Sur" is a Champaign-Urbana based group playing huaynos, cumbias, porros, zambas, and many other genres from Latin America. The group features Alex Agudelo, Eduardo Herrera, Ian Middleton, Julián Norato.

Blue Moon Drum Circle

Event Information
Event Date: 
August 31, 2012 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Pond at the Japan House
Description: 

Blue Moon Drum Circle

Not the organic farm, but the second full moon of August!
Also, this is the last FMDC of the summer.

Please help make Full Moon Drum Circle a success! I hope we can continue dancing and playing under the full moon, but this can only happen if you and your friends/loved ones come out to join us!

What:
Drumming, dancing, listening = FUN! You do not need to play music or dance when you come. Just relax and listen to the beats of djembes and the whistling of the crickets.

Bring:
Drums, shakers, any other instruments, children, animals, friends, YOURSELF.

Place:
Under the light of the full moon at the pond at the Japan House. Please note, parking lot entrance is on Lincoln, just south of Florida/Lincoln intersection.

Samba Soul Band

Event Information
Event Date: 
August 31, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Luna Restarant
Address: 
116 N. Chestnut Street, Champaign
Description: 

Samba Soul “WELCOME PARTY"

We count on you to bring the energy to welcome the new Brazilians and new friends in town.

Samba Soul is preparing lots of new songs for you !!!

Samba Soul has solid roots in the classical Brazilian Samba and a sophisticated touch of Bossa Nova.

For reservations, please, contact Luna restaurant:
http://www.luna-cu.com

The African Francophone Choir

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Event Date: 
December 7, 2012 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavillion
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive
Description: 

The African Francophone Choir

With Yamfu Nlandu, choir director, accompanied by live band

Admission: 
free admission
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LES VAINQUEURS

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Event Date: 
October 11, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavillion
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive
Description: 

LES VAINQUEURS is led by LEBON MIKANDU who brings together eight musicians from Urbana Champaign's African immigrant community. This African dance band features a blend of musical styles from Central Africa and East Africa.

This performance is scheduled as part of the opening "Encounters: The Arts of Africa"

Admission: 
free admission
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
September 2, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana, IL
Description: 

West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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: 
September 9, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana, IL
Description: 

West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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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