2018-19 Nettl Lecture: Dr. Kay Kaufman Shelemay

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Event Date: 
January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

The 2018-19 Bruno and Wanda Nettl Distinguished Lecture in Ethnomusicology will be given by Dr. Kay Kaufman Shelemay, on Friday, January 25 from 4-5:30 pm in the Music Building Auditorium. This year's lecture will be drawn from Dr. Shelemay's new book in progress, and will be titled "Moral Leaders, Guards, and Guides: Musicians in Society." The lecture will be free and open to the public. Please join us!

Admission: 
Free Admission

CAS Associates and Fellows: Dr. Donna Buchanan

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Event Date: 
January 31, 2019 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Levis Faculty Center, Suite 200, Music Room
Address: 
919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

The Center for Advanced Study provides this opportunity to explore pioneering scholarship produced at the University of Illinois, through its "Noonhour Presentations" series. Bring your lunch for for an exciting talk by UIUC Musicology Division Associate Professor, Dr. Donna Buchanan.

Dr. Buchanan's paper is entitled "Audible Cosmology: Belfries, Minarets, and the Sounding of Ethnoreligious Sentiment in Post-2000 Bulgaria." In this presentation, she explores how the interface of the everyday and the cosmological in postsocialist Bulgaria is being sounded, heard, and enacted through cultural performance. Specifically, she will juxtapose three incidents, each encountered during a year's fieldwork in 2010-11, when the sound worlds of Christianity and Islam collided, revealing a politics of religious nationalism whose contested audibility, through bellringing and the call to prayer, staked a certain moral claim on the public space of Bulgaria's future.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Amasong Concert: Sing About It

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Event Date: 
January 26, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Venue: 
McKinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
801 W. Fifth St., Champaign, IL
Description: 

“Modern Music” is so last century. Literally. The modern era in music began over 100 years ago. Come hear what is happening in choral music today as Amasong Chorus, moving forward, presents “Sing About It” , a concert composed entirely in the 21st century. Drawing from the entire history of musical styles and unbound by any particular school of thought, these living composers create sounds as unique as they are.

This concert is also being offered at the same location and time on Sunday, January 27.

Admission: 
$15 suggested donation, more if you can, less if you can't
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Latin Dance Night / Noche de Baile Latino

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Event Date: 
April 19, 2019 - 9:30pm
Venue: 
KCPA Lobby, Stage 5
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Dance the night away at Krannert Center! Come enjoy a FREE Latin Dance Night in the Krannert Center Lobby, co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina. Celebrate the spring semester with rhythms from Latin America and the Caribbean—reggaeton, bachata, cumbia, salsa, merengue, and more! Free garage parking. Cash bar available. iVengan a bailar!

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Global Transfer Afterglow: Steven Sogo & Hope Street

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Event Date: 
March 29, 2019 - 9:30pm
Venue: 
KCPA, Stage 5
Address: 
500 S. GOODWIN AVE., URBANA, IL 61801
Description: 

Steven Sogo is a singer from the central African country of Burundi who sings about life, love, and peace in a style that mixes traditional Burundian music with jazz, blues, and pop. A virtuoso bass guitarist and a master of numerous traditional instruments, Sogo sings in Kirundi, Swahili, and French. Steven Sogo last appeared at Krannert Center with The Nile Project in March 2015.

This concert is free and open to the public.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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UFLive! presents Papashoy

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Event Date: 
April 14, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library, Busey-Mills Reading Room
Address: 
210 W Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

The Urbana Free Library presents a lively performance of Klezmer tunes with Papashoy.

Papashoy plays klezmer music in the style of the early Jewish village bands of Yiddish Eastern Europe’s own “papashoy” (corn) country. Bring your dancing shoes for our assortment of lively tunes and your hankies for some sweet, sad melodies. The band features Frances Harris and Amanda Ramey (fiddles), Rob Sweedler (accordion), Rob Krumm (guitar), Charlie Harris (bass), and Cody Jensen (mandolin, xylophone).

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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Brazilian Carnival Celebration!

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Event Date: 
March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library, Busey-Mills Reading Room
Address: 
210 W Green Street, Urbana 61801
Description: 

Come in costume and celebrate Carnival at the Urbana Free Library! Enjoy beautiful Brazilian music by the Elis Artz Quartet. Dance, make crafts and celebrate with your family at this all ages party!

The Busey-Mills reading room is located on the first floor of the library.
This event is free and open to the public.

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Free Admission
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Indian Cultural Celebration at Urbana Free Library

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Event Date: 
February 2, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium
Address: 
210 W Green st, Urbana, IL, 61801
Description: 

Celebrate the cultures of India at this all ages special event featuring Subhalakshmi Kumar, an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer (a form of Indian classical dance). You can also sample foods and spices of India, enjoy hands-on art activities and see a display of Indian clothing and artifacts.

This program is a part of the Library's participation in a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program focusing on the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Programs take place between January 27 and March 10, 2019. A full schedule can be found here:

https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/blog/p/the-nea-big/288

Part of the NEA Big Read Champaign-Urbana, a partnership among the Spurlock Museum, the International & Area Studies Library, the Urbana Free Library, the Champaign Public Library, and the Art Theater. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Learn more about the program here:

https://go.illlinois.edu/TheNamesake

All events are free and open to the public.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Indian Classical Music & Dance at CPL

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Event Date: 
February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Address: 
200 W. Green St. Champaign, IL 61820
Description: 

Enjoy an afternoon of Indian classical music and dance with University of Illinois' talented Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth (SPICMACAY). This performance is part of the NEA Big Read Champaign-Urbana. See below for full schedule of events:

NEA Big Read 2019: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Events at Champaign Public Library:
• Feb 3, NEA Big Read: An Afternoon with Samrat Upadhyay, 3 pm
• Feb 14, NEA Big Read Book Club: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, 1:30 pm @ Douglass
• Feb 18, The History of Henna, 6:30 pm
• Feb 21, NEA Big Read Book Club: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, , 1:30 pm
• Feb 24, In Concert at CPL: Indian Classical Music and Dance, 2 pm
• Feb 28, NEA Big Read Battle of the Books, 6:30 pm

Part of the NEA Big Read Champaign-Urbana, a partnership among the Spurlock Museum, the International & Area Studies Library, the Urbana Free Library, the Champaign Public Library, and the Art Theater. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Learn more about the program here:

https://go.illlinois.edu/TheNamesake

All events are free and open to the public.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

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Event Date: 
January 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill descends from the “first family of Afro-Cuban jazz” (The New York Times). Born in Mexico and raised in New York City—the son of legendary Cuban bandleader/ arranger Chico O’Farrill—the pianist/composer is Director of Jazz Studies at CUNY’s Brooklyn College and founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of Afro Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this cultural treasure. O’Farrill honed his chops in Carla Bley’s Big Band and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by icons Dizzy Gillespie, Freddy Cole, Harry Belafonte, and Wynton Marsalis before taking the reins of his own group, passionately dedicated to both the heritage and progress of Afro Latin jazz.

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