Tao: Drum Heart

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Event Date: 
March 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana
Description: 

The performers who take the stage for TAO are both highly trained athletes and highly expressive artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining ultra-physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, dynamic choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an unforgettable production. Established in Japan’s Aichi region in 1995, TAO’s creative production center is now on Kyushu Island, site of the legendary Aso Kuju National Park.

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Admission: 
(waiting list) Single 35 / Senior citizens 30 / Non-U of I college students 15 / U of I student & Youth 10
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UFLive! presents The Young and the Fretless

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Event Date: 
January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 W. Green Street, Urbana
Description: 

The Young and the Fretless plays old-time Appalachian Mountain fiddle tunes and songs for dances, festivals, and special events in the great prairie state of Illinois. The band members are Lyle Konigsberg (fiddle), Tom Bassett (fretless banjo), Hilary Valentine (guitar) and Rebecca Grosser (bass). The Young and Fretless say that they hope their "driving, rhythmic sound will make everyone want to jump up and dance!" The band’s most recent CD is Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow.

Location: The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Prairie Breezes presents Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi

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Event Date: 
January 6, 2018 - 11:15am - 11:45am
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 W. Green Street, Urbana
Description: 

The musical style of Congolese musicians Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi is a rich mix of gospel and jazz with an African rhythm. They sing in English, French, Lingala, Kikongo, and Tshiluba. They have toured in Africa, Europe, and the United States and now live in Urbana, Illinois.

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Location: The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Admission: 
Free Admission
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CAS Brown Bag: Jazz, Cape Town and the 'Sonic Postapartheid'

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Event Date: 
December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: 
101 International Studies Building - Center for African Studies
Address: 
910 S. Fifth St.; Champaign, IL 61820
Description: 

CAS Brown Bag: "Jazz, Cape Town and the 'Sonic Postapartheid'"
Presented by Dr. Valmont Layne, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

In contemporary Cape Town, a thriving jazz culture amplifies South Africa’s complex story. How does Cape Town sound as an instance of the "sonic postapartheid?" How is this sonic culture expressed in performance, writing, or dance? The city occupies a unique position in South Africa as its colonial "mother city" and as a node in a network of port cities in the Indian and Atlantic oceans. These profiles also offer clues to understanding the contradictions that continue to beset the city and its "hinterland." As such, Cape Town has witnessed the global traffic in commodities, ideas and bodies that underpinned colonial empire, and has become a hub for the growth of global jazz. Can an exploration of jazz aesthetics bring fresh perspectives to the challenge of rebuilding a future that does not repeat the inherited tropes of the colonial and apartheid past?

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Special Guest Dancer in Fall Gamelan Concert

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to present a special performance featuring guest dancer I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda, who joins our student and community Balinese Gamelan ensembles on Sunday, December 10, 1:30pm in the Music Building Auditorium, located at 1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana. Admission is free.

A graduate of the national High School for the Performing Arts (KOKAR) in Denpasar, I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda has been teaching and performing traditional and modern dance and gamelan since the 1970’s. He has been presented extensively throughout Indonesia and internationally in Europe, North Africa, East and Southeast Asia. Since his relocation to the United States in 1989, he served as the artistic and choreographic director for the Indonesian Consulate General of Chicago, where he continues to teach Indonesian traditional and modern dance and gamelan.

The Balinese Gamelan ensembles at the University of Illinois are directed by I Ketut Gede Asnawa. Our community gamelan dancers are instructed by Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa.

Illini Utsav

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Event Date: 
November 27, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Illini Union Courtyard Cafe
Description: 

SPICMACAY Illinois is hosting their annual student concert, Illini Utsav on Monday, November 27 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe!

This will be a great opportunity to experience the richness of the Indian culture through our art. The performances will range from Indian classical to fusion music and dance.

Admission: 
donations accepted
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Amasong Chorus Winter Concert: Taking Wing

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Event Date: 
December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
McKinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
509 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
Description: 

A Concert of Songs that Soar.
December 9 & 10, 4:00 pm.
McKinley Presbyterian Church, corner of 5th & John

Escape the bonds of gravity with music by women who look to the skies for inspiration, strength, and comfort. Amasong will perform songs of birds, bees, and things with wings, letting our voices soar and lifting our spirits. As always our music comes from all over the globe. Music director, Jill Crandall.

Admission: 
Suggested donation $10 - $20. More if you can, less if you can't.
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Regional Dances of Brazil offered this month

Capoeira Angola Center IL is hosting four classes of Brazilian regional dances by professor Lendro Marron in November. Workshops will include Samba, Samba de Gafifira Forro, Dança de Coco, Jongo, Soltinho, Xaxado, and Zouk. No prior dance experience is necessary. Professor Leandro Marron has a degree in Dance from (UFRJ) University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been teaching for more than 10 years, specializing in the popular regional dances of Brazil. Schedule is listed below.

Capoeira Angola Center IL is located at 122 W Main Street in Urbana. For more information, please check the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1944999369096106/

Friday, November 10th-
7:00- 8:00pm - Dança de Coco
8:00- 9:00pm - Forro

Saturday, November 11th
6:00pm-7:00pm - Samba
7:00- 8:00pm - Samba de Gafifira

Friday, November 17th-
7:00-8:00pm - Jongo
8:00- 9:00pm - Soltinho

Saturday, November 18th-
6:00- 7:00pm -Xaxado
7:00 - 8:00pm - Zouk

Cost: $60.00 for 8 classes
$35.00 for 4 classes
$10 per class

UIUC Discount available

Regional Dances of Brazil Workshop at Capoeira Angola Center IL

Event Information
Event Date: 
November 17, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center IL
Address: 
122 W Main St, Urbana
Description: 

Come and join us for the opportunity learn Regional Dances of Brazil taught by Brazilian Dance Professor Lendro Marron. We will have 4 days of workshops that will include the following dances: Samba, Samba de Gafifira Forro, Dança de Coco, Jongo, Soltinho, Xaxado, and Zouk. No prior dance experience is necessary, nor dance partner.

Professor Leandro Marron has a degree in Dance from (UFRJ) University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been teaching for more than 10 years, specializing in the popular regional dances of Brazil.

Friday, November 10th-
7:00- 8:00pm - Dança de Coco
8:00- 9:00pm - Forro

Saturday, November 11th
6:00pm-7:00pm - Samba
7:00- 8:00pm - Samba de Gafifira

Friday, November 17th-
7:00-8:00pm - Jongo
8:00- 9:00pm - Soltinho

Saturday, November 18th-
6:00- 7:00pm -Xaxado
7:00 - 8:00pm - Zouk

Cost: $60.00 for 8 classes
$35.00 for 4 classes
$10 per class

UIUC Discount available

Admission: 
$60.00 for 8 classes $35.00 for 4 classes $10 per class
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Regional Dances of Brazil Workshop at Capoeira Angola Center IL

Event Information
Event Date: 
November 10, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center IL
Address: 
122 W Main St, Urbana
Description: 

Come and join us for the opportunity learn Regional Dances of Brazil taught by Brazilian Dance Professor Lendro Marron. We will have 4 days of workshops that will include the following dances: Samba, Samba de Gafifira Forro, Dança de Coco, Jongo, Soltinho, Xaxado, and Zouk. No prior dance experience is necessary, nor dance partner.

Professor Leandro Marron has a degree in Dance from (UFRJ) University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been teaching for more than 10 years, specializing in the popular regional dances of Brazil.

Friday, November 10th-
7:00- 8:00pm - Dança de Coco
8:00- 9:00pm - Forro

Saturday, November 11th
6:00pm-7:00pm - Samba
7:00- 8:00pm - Samba de Gafifira

Friday, November 17th-
7:00-8:00pm - Jongo
8:00- 9:00pm - Soltinho

Saturday, November 18th-
6:00- 7:00pm -Xaxado
7:00 - 8:00pm - Zouk

Cost: $60.00 for 8 classes
$35.00 for 4 classes
$10 per class

UIUC Discount available

Admission: 
$60.00 for 8 classes $35.00 for 4 classes $10 per class
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