Celebrate Folia de Reis

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Event Date: 
January 5, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Come celebrate Folia de Reis – a traditional Brazilian Christmas celebration that features music, creative costumes, and a fun parade! You'll have a chance to make colorful crafts and learn more about this Brazilian folk tradition. Then we'll join in with our guest musician Wilson Rocha de Silva to dance and play percussion instruments. All ages welcome!

Our cultural guide for this special event is Wilson Rocha de Silva, a Brazilian journalist, songwriter, vocalist, actor, and researcher of the diverse cultural, religious and folkloric traditions of Brazil and the African diaspora. Other musicians who will join the performance include Jason Finkelman, Denis Chiaramonte, and Mark Becker.

Cosponsored by the Urbana Arts and Culture program and the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Afro-Brazilian Dance Class for our Community

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Event Date: 
December 21, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Let's Keep Our Bodies MOVING!

Come celebrate the rich and beautiful Afro-Brazilian culture with Mariana do Berimbau — a dancer, performer, and poet originally from Brazil. She will have you moving while improving your body awareness and exposing you to Afro-Brazilian culture and language! All levels welcome.
Great fun and joy awaits you!

Saturdays - December 7, 21, 28 & January 4
1:30-2:30pm

Admission: 
$5.00 minimum suggested fee/cash only
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Afro-Brazilian Dance Class for our Community

Event Information
Event Date: 
December 7, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Let's Keep Our Bodies MOVING!

Come celebrate the rich and beautiful Afro-Brazilian culture with Mariana do Berimbau — a dancer, performer, and poet originally from Brazil. She will have you moving while improving your body awareness and exposing you to Afro-Brazilian culture and language! All levels welcome.
Great fun and joy awaits you!

Saturdays - December 7, 21, 28 & January 4
1:30-2:30pm

Admission: 
$5.00 minimum suggested fee/cash only
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Afro-Brazilian Dance Class for our Community

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Event Date: 
January 4, 2020 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Let's Keep Our Bodies MOVING!

Come celebrate the rich and beautiful Afro-Brazilian culture with Mariana do Berimbau — a dancer, performer, and poet originally from Brazil. She will have you moving while improving your body awareness and exposing you to Afro-Brazilian culture and language! All levels welcome.
Great fun and joy awaits you!

Saturdays - December 7, 21, 28 & January 4
1:30-2:30pm

Admission: 
$5.00 minimum suggested fee/cash only
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Global Transfer Afterglow: Derek Gripper

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Event Date: 
April 18, 2020 - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Lobby Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Derek Gripper, a featured ELLNORA 2013 guitarist, owes much of his playing to the guitar style of Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti. From Gismonti, Gripper gets his love of timbre, pulsing drones in different parts of the guitar, and long form structures. Unlike Gismonti, however, his harmonic language does not come from jazz and classical music but rather from the music of Africa—Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe—a language which Gripper learned by transcribing works by some of these countries' greatest performers such as Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré, Salif Keita, Amadou Bansang Jobarteh, Baaba Maal, Madosini, and Chiwoniso. His works for string quartet, larger ensembles, or installations have been performed/exhibited at The Venice Architecture Biennale and the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival in the United Kingdom and used in films such as Five Fingers For Marseilles.

Admission: 
open to the public, admission free
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SPICMACAY Jam Session

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Event Date: 
November 16, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Asian American Cultural Center
Address: 
1210 W Nevada St, Urbana
Description: 

SPICMACAY is hosting a jam session at the Asian American Cultural Center!

SPICMACAY Illinois, is a registered student organization at the University of Illinois aimed at promoting Indian arts in the Midwestern United States.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Balinese Gamelan Concert

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Event Date: 
December 7, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana
Description: 

End of semester concert featuring Balinese Gamelan ensembles under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa.

New and traditional works will be performed by the UIUC Student Ensemble and Community Gamelan.

Balinese dance under the direction of Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa will also be featured in this program.

The performance is open to the public and admission is free.

Admission: 
free and open to the public
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Jasmine Field Orchestra - Concert at the Quad

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Anniversary Plaza on the Quad
Address: 
Illini Union, 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Rock band, dancing, Chinese instruments combined with woodwind, brass, and strings...

Admission: 
open to the public, admission free

Constructing Race, Enacting Empire at the 1939 Fez Congress of Moroccan Music

Event Information
Event Date: 
October 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Languages Building
Address: 
707 S. Matthews, Urbana
Description: 

Ms. Matsushita is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at UIUC. She has conducted archival research in Morocco, Tunisia, France, Lebanon, and Egypt, and is currently finishing her dissertation on the history of musicology and musical policy in colonial North Africa. After the talk, audience members may make comments and ask questions. All are welcome!

Sponsor Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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11th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival, October 24-26, 2019

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival, October 24-26, 2019. https://folkandroots.org/

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