Abhisek Lahiri and Subrata Bhattacharya

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Event Date: 
May 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Independent Media Center
Address: 
202 S. Broadway, Urbana
Description: 

the virtuosity and synergy of

Abhisek Lahiri, sarod
Subrata Bhattacharya, tabla

on their 2017 U.S. tour

Admission: 
admission $15 or what you can pay
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Children's Day at Japan House

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Event Date: 
May 6, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Japan House at the University of Illinois
Address: 
2000 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana
Description: 

We'll celebrate the Japanese holiday of Children's Day in a big way this year, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. We will have not only origami and hands on activities, but performances by UIUC TASC Special Ops (incredible Chinese yo-yo) and GRMD - Gah Rahk Mah Dahng, Korean Traditional Percussion.

Admission: 
Free and open to the public.
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The Sky's the Limit! Summer Reading Blast Off!

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Event Date: 
May 21, 2017 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library
Address: 
200 West Green Street, Champaign
Description: 

Six Bands. One Afternoon.

We’re ready to read together all summer long with The Sky’s the Limit Summer Reading Club (May 21–Aug 21). Join the Champaign Public Library for an all-ages, all-afternoon community celebration—with live music, juggling, face painting, storytimes, magic tricks, and more!

The Sky's the Limit! Summer Reading Blast Off
Sunday, May 21

1-6 pm

Front porch presentations:
1:00 Rocky Maffit & Chad Dunn Percussion Duo
3:00 Michael Moxie & Satina, Juggling & Hoops
5:00 Noah I. Brown Gospel Group

In Concert at CPL:
2:00 Cielito Lindo Family Folk Band
3:00 Schlomo & The Schleptet Klezmer Band
4:00 Mo’ Betta Music Jazz Band

Nate & Lillie Story Room
Kindie Concerts:
1:30 Babies Love Books Storytime
2:30 & 3:30 David Howie Kindie Concerts
4:30 Star Wars Storytime

Roving
J.R. Thomas, Magician
Michael Moxie, Juggler

Plus:
Face Painting
Sidewalk Chalk Art

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Sonita

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Event Date: 
May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
The ART Theater Co-op
Address: 
126 W. Church St., Champaign
Description: 

Sonita (Iran)

This screening is part of: THE SEVENTH ART STAND

Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner Sonita tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. And her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (Going Up the Stairs) poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita’s story unfolds in this personal and joyful portrait. An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, Sonita highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation. (2015, Iran, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 90 min, NR, English subtitles)

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CAIRO IN ONE BREATH

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Event Date: 
May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
The ART Theater Co-op
Address: 
126 W. Church St., Champaign
Description: 

CAIRO IN ONE BREATH
(2016, Anna Kipervaser, US/Egypt, 80 min, NR, Eng subtitles)

This screening is part of: THE SEVENTH ART STAND

Post-show discussants: Dr. Ahmed Taha (Muslim-American Society), Amani Ayad (UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship)

The adhan is the Muslim call to prayer, an invitation to sacred space traditionally performed by a muezzin at a mosque five times each day. Cairo has thousands of mosques, and with countless muezzins chanting the call simultaneously there is a holy cacophony that reverberates through the city’s soundscape. Enter the Ministry of Religious Endowments with the concept of a unified adhan, a single call from one muezzin broadcast from a central studio to a network of mosques, each relaying the adhan through its own sound system. This beautiful and timely film is full of rich details of everyday life and maintains a quiet respect for the range of opinions voiced on either side of this somewhat unpopular edict. In a culture still unsettled by recent revolution, the idea of any kind of unification is controversial, and the loss of local traditions and individual voices is deeply felt. Featuring a post-show conversation.

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Brad Wheeler & Friends - Congolese Jam

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Event Date: 
May 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race Street, Urbana
Description: 

Brad Wheeler - sax
Jean Rene Balekita - guitar and percussion
Ricardo Flores, perc.
*Congolese Jam*

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Super Mazumzum

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Event Date: 
April 29, 2017 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race Street, Urbana
Description: 

Super Mazumzum is back with new originals and classic covers of African pop music and world beat. Good times.

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GYIL MUSIC OF GHANA

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Event Date: 
April 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Smith Memorial Hall Room 6-8
Description: 

DR. MATT JACKLIN
OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Experience the music and culture of the Daagara people of the upper
west region of Ghana. Learn about the history of the instrument and
even play along, as volunteers will get a chance to learn a traditional
Daagara piece.

Funded by the Urbana Public Arts Commission

Admission: 
free admission

An Evening With Cooper-Moore

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Event Date: 
April 17, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Unit One/Allen Hall
Address: 
1005 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Cooper-Moore is an instrument builder/designer based in New York City whose music is informed by the avant-jazz and improvised-music communities he has regularly performed in since the early 1970s. Yet his music is also deeply rooted in the gospel, blues, and bluegrass traditions from his upbringing in rural, segregated Virginia. Cooper-Moore will talk about his work and demonstrate his handcrafted instruments constructed from found and repurposed materials including the diddley-bow, three-string fretless banjo, and mouth bow.

Cooper-Moore is on campus as part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival. The Sonified Sustainability Festival celebrates ecological music and arts through a series of programs during Earth Week.

**He will also be giving a free performance at the Krannert Art Museum on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm.**
https://www.facebook.com/events/180349279129755/

See KrannertCenter.com/sonified for the full schedule of events.

Free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the garage across the street.

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SPICMACAY Jam Session

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Event Date: 
April 16, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Illini Union, Room 314A
Description: 

SPICMACAY Illinois is hosting its first jam session of this semester. Join us in creating an eclectic fusion of voices and musical instruments. All musicians and music lovers are invited.

Interested in Spicmacay events?
Join our mailing list: https://goo.gl/VPeV6s
Like our facebook page: fb.com/spicmacayillinois
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/spicmacayillinois

Admission: 
free admission

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