Milonga Sundays - second Sundays at Emerald City Lounge

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Event Date: 
November 14, 2011 - 1:00am - 4:00am
Venue: 
Emerald City Lounge
Address: 
118 North 1st Street, Champaign, IL
Description: 

Tango/Milonga

Milonga uses the same basic elements as Tango and requires a greater relaxation of legs and body. Movement is normally faster, and pauses are not made. It is rather a kind of rhythmic walking without complicated figures, with a much more "rustic" style than Tango.

There are different styles of Milonga: Milonga Lisa (Simple Milonga), in which the dancer steps on every beat of the music; and Milonga con Traspié, in which the dancer uses Traspiés or contrapasos (changes of weight from one foot to the other and back again in double time or three steps in two beats) to interpret the music. Thus, dynamics may be danced without having to run fast or without the use of much space.

Come out and experience Milonga on our open dance floor. Make it a night out with your partner or a group of friends! Also enjoy our Sunday night specials while enjoying the show.

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Korean Cultural Celebration

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Event Date: 
December 3, 2011 - 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Join us! Through music, stories, and activities, children and families will have a chance to better understand the Korean culture. This program is presented by the Community Affairs Team of the Korean Cultural Center, UIUC.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Grassroots Revival

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Event Date: 
November 18, 2011 - 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Kids Presents Grassroots Revival

Take the chill off the air when you come inside to the warm harmonies of Jones and JamieLou, an Americana/Bluegrass Duo, born and bred in the cornfield-flatlands of Illiana, featuring vocals, banjo, guitar, autoharp and more.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Prairie Breezes Mini Concert: Jason Finkelman

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Event Date: 
October 21, 2011 - 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Kids Presents Jason Finkelman

A listening adventure awaits families as percussionist Jason Finkelman presents "Global Sounds, Creative Rhythms", an afternoon concert featuring a wide variety of African and Brazilian instruments, found objects, and interactive improvisation.

Location: The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Rhythm and Raag Fall Concert

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Event Date: 
October 22, 2011 - 10:30pm - October 23, 2011 - 12:30am
Venue: 
Banga Bhavan
Address: 
1148 N. Main Street, Glendale Heights, Il ( west suburb of Chicago)
Description: 

Fall Musical Act
by Rhythm and Raag

featuring...

NIRMALYA ROY - Hindustani Vocal
INDRAJIT BANERJEE- Sitar
SUBRATA BHATTACHARYA- Tabla

Contact: Sujatha Purkayastha

Admission: 
$10
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The Impact of the American Cultural Influence in Samba

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Event Date: 
October 20, 2011 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
101 International Studies Bldg
Address: 
910 S. Fifth St. Champaign
Description: 

Marcelo Kuyumjian, Graduate Student, Music

The Impact of the American Cultural Influence in Samba

part of the CLACS Lecture Series FALL 2011

CLACS LECTURE SERIES take place in an informal, friendly, and supportive setting where you share any selected aspect of your academic research with graduate and undergraduate students and faculty. Our aim is not only to promote students but also to involve faculty to participate and share their work.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
October 2, 2011 - 11:00pm - October 3, 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: 
October 9, 2011 - 11:00pm - October 10, 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: 
October 23, 2011 - 11:00pm - October 24, 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: 
October 30, 2011 - 11:00pm - October 31, 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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