Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

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Event Date: 
March 1, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Space 157, Urbana
Description: 

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is collaborating with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois to offer a series of free community workshops on Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the richness of these traditions in a small-group setting designed to be both fun and challenging. The aim of this introductory series is to establish an ongoing community ensemble.

Workshops will be led by Mark Becker, a student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte in the Capoeira Angola tradition and a musician who has participated in and led 'blocos' in both Brazil and the United States.

Beginner and experienced players welcome. Instruments will be provided.

Three classes will be offered on:

Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

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Event Date: 
February 16, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Space 157, Urbana
Description: 

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is collaborating with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois to offer a series of free community workshops on Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the richness of these traditions in a small-group setting designed to be both fun and challenging. The aim of this introductory series is to establish an ongoing community ensemble.

Workshops will be led by Mark Becker, a student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte in the Capoeira Angola tradition and a musician who has participated in and led 'blocos' in both Brazil and the United States.

Beginner and experienced players welcome. Instruments will be provided.

Three classes will be offered on:

Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Workshop: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Percussion

Event Information
Event Date: 
February 2, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Space 157, Urbana
Description: 

Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is collaborating with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois to offer a series of free community workshops on Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions including samba, samba-reggae, and maracatu. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the richness of these traditions in a small-group setting designed to be both fun and challenging. The aim of this introductory series is to establish an ongoing community ensemble.

Workshops will be led by Mark Becker, a student of Contra-Mestre Denis Chiaramonte in the Capoeira Angola tradition and a musician who has participated in and led 'blocos' in both Brazil and the United States.

Beginner and experienced players welcome. Instruments will be provided.

Three classes will be offered on:

Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30p

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Performance: Music from Mozambique by Nyttu Chongo

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Event Date: 
February 1, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St, Urbana
Description: 

The Spurlock Museum welcomes Nyttu Chongo for a concert of music from Mozambique. This event highlights traditional instruments such as the timbila, m’bira, inanga, xitende, xizambi, xipendani, djembe, xigovia, and kankubwe. The concert is free and all are invited.

Chongo is an African storyteller’s musician who believes that the past lives on, in, and through music. African music played on traditionally-designed instruments is an important continuation of ancient values, knowledge, and culture that must be shared—just like a river cannot reject what flows in from its headwaters. Chongo invites audience members of all backgrounds to join with him in celebrating and deepening an understanding of these ancient practices.

His training is based on the knowledge received from his grandfather, Mabihani Xhongo, and the Ancients. Later, Chongo studied at the Cross Roads Music School in Maputo, Mozambique. His professional experience includes teaching, musical composition, production, and performance worldwide.

Chongo is a fiscal year 2020 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This event is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music.

Admission: 
open to the public, admission free
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Workshop: An Introduction to the Traditional Music of Mozambique

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Event Date: 
February 1, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St, Urbana
Description: 

Mozambican musician Nyttu Chongo presents the workshop “An Introduction to the Traditional Rhythms, Sounds, and Instruments of Mozambique.” Chongo is an African storyteller’s musician who believes that the past lives on, in, and through music. African music played on traditionally-designed instruments is an important continuation of ancient values, knowledge, and culture that must be shared—just like a river cannot reject what flows in from its headwaters. Chongo invites audience members of all backgrounds to join with him in celebrating and deepening an understanding of these ancient practices.

This workshop is for students of music, musicians, and members of the general public ages 14 and up. Registration is free, but attendance is limited. Contact Kim Sheahan at ksheahan@illinois.edu or 217-244-3355 to make a reservation. This event is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music.

More about Nyttu Chongo:
His training is based on the knowledge received from his grandfather, Mabihani Xhongo, and the Ancients. Later, Chongo studied at the Cross Roads Music School in Maputo, Mozambique. His professional experience includes teaching, musical composition, production, and performance worldwide.

Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission: 
Free Admission, Reservations Encouraged
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Spurlock Museum and CWM to host musican from Mozambique

The Spurlock Museum and Robert E. Brown Center for World Music are partnering to present Nyttu Chongo to campus and community audiences from January 29 through February 1. An African storyteller's musician, Nyttu Chongo (pronounced Nee-too SHO-ngo) believes that the past lives on, in, and through music. African music played on traditionally-designed instruments is an important continuation of ancient values, knowledge, and culture that must be shared.

Fourth Annual CU Folk & Roots Festival Winter Weekend

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to collaborate with CU Folk and Roots Festival to present Nyttu Chongo, a St. Paul, MN - based, Mozambican musician who performs in the African storyteller tradition on percussion and strings. His training is based on the knowledge received from his grandfather, Mabihani Xhongo, and the Ancients, along with his studies at the Cross Roads Music School in Maputo, Mozambique.

Nyttu Chongo and Jason Finkelman @ CU Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend

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Event Date: 
January 31, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race Street, Urbana
Description: 

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to collaborate with CU Folk and Roots Festival to present Nyttu Chongo, a St. Paul, MN - based, Mozambican musician who performs in the African storyteller tradition on percussion and strings. His training is based on the knowledge received from his grandfather, Mabihani Xhongo, and the Ancients, along with his studies at the Cross Roads Music School in Maputo, Mozambique. Representing a living past, Chongo’s performances on traditionally-designed instruments including timbila, m’bira, inanga, and musical bows (xitende, xizambi, xipendani) are an important continuation of ancient values, knowledge, and culture that must be shared. A 2020 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Chongo’s professional experience includes teaching, musical composition, production, and performance worldwide. Urbana-based percussionist Jason Finkelman will accompany Chongo on a few pieces and offer solo works illustrating the diversity of musical bows.

4th Annual CU Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend

January 30, 31 and February 1st in downtown Urbana, is the 4th Annual CU Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend. From night to night we’ll be bouncing back and forth between The Iron Post and The Rose Bowl Tavern.

A wristband for all 3 days is $30, available at The Rose Bowl Tavern or online at https://www.facebook.com/events/2853191188074585/

Schedule:

Thursday, January 30th at The Rose Bowl Tavern
- 5pm, Hobnob String Band (Bluegrass, Newgrass, and more: Local Urbana)
- 8pm: The Bottlesnakes (Blues: Piano and Guitar duo from St. Louis)

Friday, January 31st at The Iron Post
- 5 - 7pm: Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends (Creole & Cajun from Southern Illinois)
- 7:30 - 9: Nyttu Chongo and Jason Finkelman (World/Mozambique: St Paul, MN & CU Local)
- 9:30 - 11: Swing Chevron (Gypsy Jazz and Swing from Milwaukee)

Saturday, February 1st at The Rose Bowl Tavern
- 6 - 6:45pm: Cole Bridges and The Overpass (Americana folk and pop and songs: local CU)
- 7 - 8:30pm: The Chickadee Sermon *Album Release Party* (Comfort Folk: Local CU)
- 9pm - Devil In A Woodpile (Blues, ragtime, Jugband from Chicago)

Admission: 
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Papashoy at the Rose Bowl

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Event Date: 
January 12, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Rosebowl Tavern
Address: 
106 N. Race Street
Description: 

Kick the winter blues away with klezmer music - old country music at Urbana's home of country music! Young people welcome with their adults; dancing encouraged.

No cover, tips appreciated.

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UFLive! presents the JVR3 Trio

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Event Date: 
January 19, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

The JVR3 Trio plays original tunes, new renditions of old favorites, adaptations and remakes of their collective improvisations, and invites everyone to enjoy. Jazz, funk, and Afro-Cuban music all influence the choices of tunes and the trio’s approach, but the result is unique.

The JVR3 are Jenelle Orcherton (saxophone), Andre Gonsalves (bass), and Jamie V. Ryan (drums).

UFLive! concerts take place on the third Sunday of most months and are made possible by the generous support of The Urbana Free Library Foundation.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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