Summer Garden Concert: Timbalú

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Event Date: 
June 9, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden
Address: 
109 N Lake of the Woods Rd, Mahomet, Illinois
Description: 

Champaign County Forest Preserve District Summer Concert Series presented by Mahomet Family Dentistry

This concert is sponsored in part by our friends at Smile Politely

Help us kickoff our summer concert series as we welcome Timbalú! As one of Champaign County’s newest and hottest salsa bands, Timbalú provides a truly exciting entertainment experience for all to enjoy. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to tap those toes to some wonderful rhythms. FREE. Refreshments will be available for purchase courtesy of Alto Vineyards Champaign, JT Walker's Restaurant and Brewery, Project 47 Smokehouse Pub & Patio, and Chester's BBQ. All ages. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

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PHW's Annual Cajun Festival

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Event Date: 
May 31, 2019 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Pheasant Hollow Winery
Address: 
14931 State Highway 37, Whittington, Illinois
Description: 

Pheasant Hollow Winery's 19th annual Cajun Festival!

Friday, May 31st from 6-11pm and Saturday, June 1st from 1-10:30pm!

Enjoy music from Forest Huval Cajun Band, Sarah Jayde and The Sharecroppers, Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp, and The Has Beans w/Blake Castille and Ward Lormand. Zydeco Dancing Lessons by: Dancin Donna & Cha Cha Willy.

Pheasant Hollow Winery is presenting Food Trucks “Sauced Up Smokers,” “Swamp Tales,” and “The Little Red Kitchen” for your dining delights. “The Sweet Guy” will have desert favorites. Since we have these quality food vendors, and our own wine snack selections we ask that you not bring outside food onto Festival grounds. Also, we have Pheasant Hollow’s award winning wines, our favorite wine slushies and eight of the most popular draft beers for sale. It is illegal to bring outside alcohol onto Festival Grounds.

Day of festival tickets can be purchased at the gate for $15.00 per person, per day. Join our email list to get info on how to get your tickets in advance! Get your 1 day ticket in advance for just $13.00 - or save even more with an advance 2 day pass for $25.00!

Cajun Festival Schedule
FRIDAY, MAY 31
6pm-Forest Huval Cajun Band
7:15pm-Dancin Donna & Cha Cha Willie
8pm-Sarah Jayde and The Sharecropper Cajun Band
9pm-Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp
10pm-The Has Beans

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST
1pm-Forest Huval Cajun Band
2pm-Sarah Jayde and The Sharecropper Cajun Band
2:45-Dancin Donna & Cha Cha Willie
3:15-Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp w/Cord Fitch
4:15-The Has Beans
5:15-Forest Huval Cajun Band
6:30-Sarah Jayde and the Sharecroppers
7:15-Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp
8:15-The Has Beans

Admission: 
$15 per person, per day
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West African Drum Classes w/ Bolokada Conde

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Event Date: 
June 16, 2019 - 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W Oregon St, Urbana
Description: 

Guinean Master Drummer Bolokada Conde is returning to Urbana-Champaign for a weekend of performances and classes!!! He will be teaching community drum classes on Saturday, June 15th, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Independent Media Center (Downtown Urbana) as well as teaching Sunday, June 16th at 3:45-5:15 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation (corner of Oregon and Matthews).

Admission: 
$20 per class, cash or check
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West African Drum Classes w/ Bolokada Conde

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Event Date: 
June 15, 2019 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center
Address: 
202 S Broadway Ave, Urbana
Description: 

Guinean Master Drummer Bolokada Conde is returning to Urbana-Champaign for a weekend of performances and classes!!! He will be teaching community drum classes on Saturday, June 15th, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Independent Media Center (Downtown Urbana) as well as teaching Sunday, June 16th at 3:45-5:15 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation (corner of Oregon and Matthews).

Admission: 
$20 per class, cash or check
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Community West African Drumming Classes - Summer 2019

The center is excited to help promote these unique opportunities to learn and experience West African drumming this summer.

Guinean Master Drummer Bolokada Conde, a former teaching artist of the center, returns to Urbana-Champaign for a weekend of performances and classes!!!

Bolokada Conde will be performing with Ngoma Expressions at the Juneteenth Emancipation Day celebration at Douglass Branch Library (504 E Grove St, Champaign) on June 15th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm.

West African Drumming Class w/ Gordon Kay

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Event Date: 
July 28, 2019 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W. Oregon St. Urbana
Description: 

All-LEVELS WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES. Sundays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Channing Murray Foundation. $7 per class ($5 students). The class is an ongoing drop-in format, but it is preferable to be at the first class, and to attend regularly. Session 1 of the course begins Sunday, June 2, and runs through the end of July 2019.

The focus of the class will be West African rhythms used by dance instructor Tatianna Mays in her weekly dance class (Sundays, 5 p.m. at Channing Murray).

All drummers will learn/improve on their hand drum technique on the djembe, and stick technique on the dunduns, through practice exercises and playing the accompaniment parts to the rhythms. Intermediate and advanced players will learn and practice the role of the lead drummer, as well as advanced dundun parts and variations. This class is a great opportunity for dancers to gain a better understanding of the rhythms!

The class is taught by Gordon Kay, who has studied and performed West African drumming for 18 years. Please email Gordon (gkay01@gmail.com) with any questions, if you do not have your own drum to bring, and to confirm ahead of time that you will be attending the class.

Admission: 
$7 per class
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West African Drumming Class w/ Gordon Kay

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Event Date: 
June 2, 2019 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W. Oregon St. Urbana
Description: 

All-LEVELS WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES. Sundays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Channing Murray Foundation. $7 per class ($5 students). The class is an ongoing drop-in format, but it is preferable to be at the first class, and to attend regularly. Session 1 of the course begins Sunday, June 2, and runs through the end of July 2019.

The focus of the class will be West African rhythms used by dance instructor Tatianna Mays in her weekly dance class (Sundays, 5 p.m. at Channing Murray).

All drummers will learn/improve on their hand drum technique on the djembe, and stick technique on the dunduns, through practice exercises and playing the accompaniment parts to the rhythms. Intermediate and advanced players will learn and practice the role of the lead drummer, as well as advanced dundun parts and variations. This class is a great opportunity for dancers to gain a better understanding of the rhythms!

The class is taught by Gordon Kay, who has studied and performed West African drumming for 18 years. Please email Gordon (gkay01@gmail.com) with any questions, if you do not have your own drum to bring, and to confirm ahead of time that you will be attending the class.

Admission: 
$7 per class
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West African Drumming Class w/ Gordon Kay

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Event Date: 
July 21, 2019 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W. Oregon St. Urbana
Description: 

All-LEVELS WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES. Sundays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Channing Murray Foundation. $7 per class ($5 students). The class is an ongoing drop-in format, but it is preferable to be at the first class, and to attend regularly. Session 1 of the course begins Sunday, June 2, and runs through the end of July 2019.

The focus of the class will be West African rhythms used by dance instructor Tatianna Mays in her weekly dance class (Sundays, 5 p.m. at Channing Murray).

All drummers will learn/improve on their hand drum technique on the djembe, and stick technique on the dunduns, through practice exercises and playing the accompaniment parts to the rhythms. Intermediate and advanced players will learn and practice the role of the lead drummer, as well as advanced dundun parts and variations. This class is a great opportunity for dancers to gain a better understanding of the rhythms!

The class is taught by Gordon Kay, who has studied and performed West African drumming for 18 years. Please email Gordon (gkay01@gmail.com) with any questions, if you do not have your own drum to bring, and to confirm ahead of time that you will be attending the class.

Admission: 
$7 per class
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West African Drumming Class w/ Gordon Kay

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Event Date: 
June 16, 2019 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W. Oregon St. Urbana
Description: 

All-LEVELS WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES. Sundays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Channing Murray Foundation. $7 per class ($5 students). The class is an ongoing drop-in format, but it is preferable to be at the first class, and to attend regularly. Session 1 of the course begins Sunday, June 2, and runs through the end of July 2019.

The focus of the class will be West African rhythms used by dance instructor Tatianna Mays in her weekly dance class (Sundays, 5 p.m. at Channing Murray).

All drummers will learn/improve on their hand drum technique on the djembe, and stick technique on the dunduns, through practice exercises and playing the accompaniment parts to the rhythms. Intermediate and advanced players will learn and practice the role of the lead drummer, as well as advanced dundun parts and variations. This class is a great opportunity for dancers to gain a better understanding of the rhythms!

The class is taught by Gordon Kay, who has studied and performed West African drumming for 18 years. Please email Gordon (gkay01@gmail.com) with any questions, if you do not have your own drum to bring, and to confirm ahead of time that you will be attending the class.

Admission: 
$7 per class
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West African Drumming Class w/ Gordon Kay

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Event Date: 
June 30, 2019 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W. Oregon St. Urbana
Description: 

All-LEVELS WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES. Sundays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Channing Murray Foundation. $7 per class ($5 students). The class is an ongoing drop-in format, but it is preferable to be at the first class, and to attend regularly. Session 1 of the course begins Sunday, June 2, and runs through the end of July 2019.

The focus of the class will be West African rhythms used by dance instructor Tatianna Mays in her weekly dance class (Sundays, 5 p.m. at Channing Murray).

All drummers will learn/improve on their hand drum technique on the djembe, and stick technique on the dunduns, through practice exercises and playing the accompaniment parts to the rhythms. Intermediate and advanced players will learn and practice the role of the lead drummer, as well as advanced dundun parts and variations. This class is a great opportunity for dancers to gain a better understanding of the rhythms!

The class is taught by Gordon Kay, who has studied and performed West African drumming for 18 years. Please email Gordon (gkay01@gmail.com) with any questions, if you do not have your own drum to bring, and to confirm ahead of time that you will be attending the class.

Admission: 
$7 per class
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