West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
June 26, 2011 - 11:00pm - June 27, 2011 - 12:30am
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: 
July 3, 2011 - 11:00pm - July 4, 2011 - 12:30am
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: 
July 10, 2011 - 11:00pm - July 11, 2011 - 12:30am
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: 
July 17, 2011 - 11:00pm - July 18, 2011 - 12:30am
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: 
July 24, 2011 - 11:00pm - July 25, 2011 - 12:30am
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: 
August 7, 2011 - 11:00pm - August 8, 2011 - 12:30am
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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In Concert at CPL: Tim Grimm

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Event Date: 
June 5, 2011 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Address: 
200 W. Green St, Champaign
Description: 

In Concert at CPL: Tim Grimm

Musician Tim Grimm had a Hollywood career before returning home to southern Indiana to raise his family and make a career as a singer and sometime farmer. He walks a fine line between folk and country and has brought comparison to Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, and (Nebraska-era) Bruce Springsteen. He has shared the stage with writer and poet Wendell Berry and recorded award-winning albums while performing in theatres, coffeehouses, and festivals across the U.S. This series is sponsored by the Library Friends.

Admission: 
free admission
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In Concert at CPL: Traveler's Dream

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Event Date: 
August 7, 2011 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Address: 
200 W. Green St, Champaign
Description: 

In Concert at CPL: Traveler's Dream

The Indiana-based duo of Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson returns to the library for a program to please music lovers of any age. Their repertoire roams from the British Isles though French-speaking Canada to the American Midwest, played on the mandolin, concertina, guitar, bouzouki, tin whistle, and more.

Admission: 
free admission
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Krannert Uncorked: King Family Band

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Event Date: 
July 14, 2011 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 5
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

It’s a party for your whole clan with bluegrass music by the King Family Band and free samples—including nonalcoholic choices—from Corkscrew Wine Emporium.

Admission: 
free admission
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Bolokada Conde & Rhythm Manding part of Summer Camp Pre-Party with THE WERKS

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Event Date: 
May 5, 2011 - 5:00am
Venue: 
The Canopy Club
Address: 
708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Summer Camp Pre-Party with THE WERKS

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

VAN GHOST, RHYTHM MANDING and SONNY STUBBLE
Thursday, May 5th

The Werks are a favorite of music-lovers all over the US and fans can't seem to get enough. One fan describes the experience: "With blazing guitar licks that illuminate vast soundscapes of piano and keyboard synths, they carry you away, while the bass and drum provide a beat and pulse that keep you steady, feet movin and your hips swayin, you're here and there all at once. So, I guess the only question here would be: Do you like to dance?" -Sara Kundlinger

Formed in 2007, The Werks have an intrinsic style that explore diverse elements of rock, funk, electronica, soul, bluegrass, jazz, Afron-Cuban, Celtic, R&B, and dance. The chemistry between band members has been the key in The Werks success. The band has worked and/or toured with many great acts such as EOTO, Perpetual Groove, Ekoostik Hookah, Railroad Earth, Lotus, Tea Leaf Green, Papadosio, Badfish, U-Melt, The Macpodz, BoomBox, Freekbass, One Under, The Maji, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, The Recipe, The Spikedrivers, Four Finger Five, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jam Samich, Burning River Band, Mike Perkins, Covert Operations, The Ragbirds, Back 40 and Sam Bush.

Admission: 
free admission
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