West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

Event Information
Event Date: 
December 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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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

Event Information
Event Date: 
December 16, 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

Event Information
Event Date: 
December 23, 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

Event Information
Event Date: 
December 30, 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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Community Gamelan Class

Event Information
Event Date: 
September 17, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are newly located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
No Charge
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Community Gamelan Class

Event Information
Event Date: 
September 24, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are newly located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
No Charge
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Community Gamelan Class

Event Information
Event Date: 
October 1, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are newly located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
No Charge
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Community Gamelan Class

Event Information
Event Date: 
October 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are newly located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
No Charge
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Community Gamelan Class

Event Information
Event Date: 
October 15, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are newly located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
No Charge
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Community Gamelan Class

Event Information
Event Date: 
October 22, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are newly located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
No Charge
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