Tango at Krannert Art Museum

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Event Date: 
November 17, 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820
Description: 

Enjoy an afternoon of Tango dancing in the Krannert Art Museum galleries with live music by Tangotta.
Tango at KAM is free and open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner. Everyone is welcome.

Tangotta is comprised of Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello, Dorothy Martirano on violin, Sam Ginger on keyboard and accordion, and George Turner on guitar. Event organized by Melih Sener.

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Free Admission
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Workshop on Indian Classical Music

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Event Date: 
November 7, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Illini-Union, Class Multi-purpose
Address: 
1401 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Following his concert on Thursday, Pt. Kale is looking forward to meeting students to discuss some Hindustani Ragas. He will discuss ways to create soulful melodies that evoke stirring emotions in both listeners and performers. Featured ragas include Raag Charukeshi and Raag Amrit Varshini. This workshop is free of cost, although there will be a donation box if anyone is interested in donating. This event is sponsored by Spicmacy Illinois.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Learn to Play Northeastern Brazilian Music in Urbana!

Currently in its second year, the University of Illinois Brazilian Music Ensemble, also known as Nação Terra do Milho, “Cornland Nation,” is designed to study the nature of Brazilian music in an experiential and welcoming environment that is open to both UIUC students and community members. For student members, the ensemble is listed as a for-credit course: MUS 252 S1 / MUS 450 S1, which is offered every semester to undergraduate and graduate students. Weekly meetings are held in the UIUC Music Building, room 0359 (Fishbowl), each Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Americas 3 at Spurlock Museum

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Event Date: 
November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Description: 

Americas3 is a program in 8 languages performed by artists from North, Central, and South America. The performance paints a multilingual, intercultural, and international portrait of what it means to be American. At the same time, it is a personal portrait: the Native American, African, and European currents that 500 years ago became the foundation for what contemporary Americans have become are embodied in the lead singers of Americas3.

Americas3 showcases diversity coupled with commonality. It presents a gallery of musical and literary snapshots as it takes audiences on a symbolic journey of universally shared experiences: migration, suffering, work, love, sense of place, and celebration. It is a production that purposefully mixes internationally known covers with lesser known traditional songs, as well as original compositions.

In Americas3, salsa and rock and roll classics meet a traditional Lakota lullaby and a cowboy tune from Venezuela; Maya Angelou's poetry meets personal narratives; and musical virtuosity meets theatrical expression. It is a production that somewhat favors compositions written by women or made famous by women, yet welcomes all genders and is meant for all ages.

Sponsors: University YMCA; The Spurlock Museum; The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Native November - New Ceremonies with Ty Defoe/Giizhig (Oneida/Ojibwe Nations)

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Event Date: 
November 27, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Illini Union
Address: 
1401 West Green Street Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Interactive Tribal songs, flute, hoop and eagle dance immersed together for a unique program exploring Indigeneity within a framework of traditional and contemporary culture, history, and values, and the environment. Ty draws on his vast repertoire gifted to him as child and weaves urban anecdotes and teachings that can be applied to our everyday lives. Identifying as two-spirit individual Ty shapeshifts in and out the art of storytelling in service of justice and liberation.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Paid for in part by Student Cultural Programming Fee

This event is part of a series hosted by the UIUC Native American House throughout the month of November. Access the full series of Native November events here: https://www.facebook.com/events/177758179799008/

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Music from Mali: Cheick Hamala Diabaté

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Levis Faculty Center, Room 300
Address: 
919 W Illinois St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

CAS invites you to a musical performance by the Malian and Grammy-Award nominee, Cheikh Hamala Diabate. Diabate is a West African historian in the Griot tradition. A sought-after performer, lecturer, storyteller, and choreographer throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America, Cheick Hamala has performed at venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, November 8th, 5-6:30 pm at the Levis Faculty Center, Room 300.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Music from Mali: Cheick Hamala Diabaté

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CAS invites you to a musical performance by the Malian and Grammy-Award nominee, Cheikh Hamala Diabate.

Diabate is a West African historian in the Griot tradition. A sought-after performer, lecturer, storyteller and choreographer throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, Cheick Hamala has performed at venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, November 8th, 5-6:30 pm at the Levis Faculty Center, Room 300.

Urbana Latin Dance Night featuring Timbalú

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Event Date: 
November 9, 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Dance Company
Address: 
122 W. Main Street, Urbana IL
Description: 

Urbana Dance Company presents Latin Dance Night with CU's hottest live salsa band, Timbalú! Put your dance shoes on and come out for a fantastic night with live salsa music. 8PM beginner lesson with Yoel Cortes-Pena. 8:30-11PM dance, dance, dance!l

Cover $10, students, $8. All ages welcome.

Come one, come all, whether you think you have two left feet or you've got moves to show off. The music itself will get you dancing!

Admission: 
$8-10
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Song of the Soul: Vocal Recital by Pandit Dr. Raja Kale

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Event Date: 
November 1, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Spicmacay Illinois presents an evening of wonderful Hindustani music by Dr. Pt. Raja Kale at the Channing Murray Foundation. The concert will include not only Indian classical vocal music, but also semi-classical and Marathi Natya-Sangeet styles. Tabla accompaniment by Pranav Ghatraju. Suggested donations are between $5-$15 so please do carry cash.

Admission: 
Suggested donation of $5-10 (cash)
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Spicmacay hosts 3rd Annual Illini Utsav

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Illini Union Courtyard Cafe
Address: 
1401 W Green St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Spicmacay Illinois invites everyone to the much-awaited third edition of Illini Utsav! The event will include a range of amazing Indian music and dance performances by highly talented UIUC students.

Thursday, Nov 8 | 6:30 - 9:00 pm | Illini Union Courtyard Cafe

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