Don't Ask

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Event Date: 
May 4, 2012 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Heartland Gallery
Address: 
112 W. Main St., Urbana
Description: 

Don’t Ask plays Klezmer music in the spirit of early Eastern Europe's village string bands, with Middle Eastern and Balkan influences and other surprises thrown in the mix. The tunes and harmonies are joyful yet haunting - sometimes lively and raucous, sometimes gentle and melancholy, always evocative.

Features Frances Harris, Michael Shapiro, Mike Meadows, Chris Reyman, and Sara Sasaki.

Admission: 
Donations Welcome
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Live Peruvian Music at Buvons!

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Event Date: 
May 3, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Buvons Wine Bar (Corkscrew Wine Emporium)
Address: 
203 N. Vine Street, Urbana
Description: 

Live Peruvian Music at Buvons!

Join Kate and James Hathaway and Tom Turino for an evening of traditional and indigenous acoustic music of the Andes, plus a couple Hathaways originals too.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Amasong presents Passages

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Event Date: 
May 20, 2012 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
McKinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
809 S. 5th Street, Champaign
Description: 

Spring 2012 Concerts

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 4:00 PM
McKinley Presbyterian Church
809 S. 5th Street, Champaign

Suggested donation $15-25 (more if you can, less if you can't)
Sign interpreted for the hearing impaired

Amasong presents Passages, a concert exploring themes of change, transience, and transformation. Featuring devotional songs to the Sacred Feminine from Africa and medieval Europe, contemporary compositions by American women, and folk music from South India to the Bahamas to the Republic of Georgia. Please join Amasong as we celebrate change and experience the transformational power of song!

Admission: 
Suggested donation $15-25 (more if you can, less if you can't)
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AMASONG Free Family Concert!

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Event Date: 
May 12, 2012 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Good Shepard Lutheran Church
Address: 
2101 S. Prospect Avenue, Champaign
Description: 

A kid-sized preview of Amasong's spring concert, with more room to wiggle and our permission to giggle! Hear songs from around the world, with drumming and plenty of space for dancing.

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ASHA HOLI 2012

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Event Date: 
April 21, 2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
UIUC Business Instructional Facility Lawns
Address: 
Sixth and Gregory, Champaign
Description: 

Come out to have fun while the Holi fever is spreading out! Smear, dabble, and play with dry organic colors. Enjoy delicious Indian food, pizzas, and specialty drinks while everyone dances to the foot tapping music and live drum.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Most of the faculty parking should be free over the weekend. Check meters if they are free.

Bring your ticket, or if bought online, ticket confirmation printout to the BIF lawns. You will be given a wristband so that you wont have to show the proof of ticket once through the entrance.

Grab fist-full of colors (six color options) at designated counters, run and smear your friends while dodging to get it on yourself from them. Come back for more!

Enjoy the DJ and dhol. Feel free to play around.

There will be a big-team dance performance to entertain you and get your dancing feet in motion.

Come and go anytime. Please do not remove your wristband if you are planning on coming back before 5pm.

Bring your camera to take pictures, some cash to buy food, and water guns.

Savor delicious Indian food with the nice weather. Menu coming out soon!

ENTERTAINMENT

Rocking music by DJ Sunny Singh: spinning Holi songs, Bollywood, Bhangra, Hip-hop, and party/dance music.
Dance performance by Ghungroo Dance Company
Dhol played by extremely talented Saagar Ravi
Hundreds of pounds of dry organic colors
Wet color (Water guns for sale)

Admission: 
$12
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One, Two, Didjeridu!

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Event Date: 
July 7, 2012 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Address: 
200 W. Green St., Champaign
Description: 

One, Two, Didjeridu!

What in the world is a didjeridu? Member of the local group Tree Thump will perform music on their own handmade didjeridus and tell us about this unique Australian instrument.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Krannert Uncorked with The Young and the Fretless, old-time mountain music

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Event Date: 
May 3, 2012 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Krannert Uncorked with The Young and the Fretless, old-time mountain music

Take a jaunt to Appalachian when The Young and the Fretless spin out catchy mountain music and old-time tunes at Krannert Uncorked.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Krannert Uncorked with Los Guapos, Afro-Cuban jazz

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Event Date: 
April 19, 2012 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Krannert Uncorked with Los Guapos, Afro-Cuban jazz

Groove with Opening Night Party 2010 stars Los Guapos and be prepared for an overwhelming urge to break out your best dance moves at Krannert Uncorked.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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SAMBA SOUL

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Event Date: 
May 25, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Buvons Wine Bar (Corkscrew Wine Emporium)
Address: 
203 N. Vine Street, Urbana
Description: 

Samba Soul has solid roots in the classical Brazilian Samba and a sophisticated touch of Bossa Nova. With enlightened approach and interpretation of Brazilian popular music, Samba Soul has cultivated the public of Champaign Urbana and region. They have drawn acclaim from audiences wherever they have played.

Samba Soul is joined by an impressive collection of musicians: George Turner on guitar, Lara Driscoll on piano, Matt on bass, Carlos Vega on saxophone, and Brent Jordan on drums. The voice and charisma of the Brazilian vocalist, Vivian Felicio give spice to the rhythms. Together, they create unique sounds which appeals to both local and international audiences. Samba Soul will take you to the contemporary restaurants and lounges of Brazil.

Admission: 
no cover

DESAFINADO

Event Information
Event Date: 
April 27, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Buvons Wine Bar (Corkscrew Wine Emporium)
Address: 
203 N. Vine Street, Urbana
Description: 

Based in Champaign-Urbana, IL, Desafinado is a seven piece ensemble that plays a combination of Samba, Bossa Nova, and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira).

Admission: 
no cover

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