WorldFest 2019

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Event Date: 
April 7, 2019 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Description: 

Join the Spurlock Museum in the celebration of its 14th annual WorldFest event. Enjoy performances from around the world in one afternoon... plus crafts for all ages! The afternoon features a variety of international music and storytelling. This family-friendly event is free and sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

Featured Performers:

Murilo Mendes, a performer of the pífano, a Brazilian flute, and an expert in forró, a Brazilian genre from its northeastern region.

Ensemble Adilei, specializing in traditional polyphonic songs and chants of the Eurasian nation of Georgia.

Minu Pasupathi, leading an ensemble performing classical and light classical South Indian Carnatic Music.

Mike Speller, a teller of stories from around the world.

Full Schedule:

Music of India
Time: 12:30 pm–1:10 pm and 2:30 pm–3:10 pm
Location: Knight Auditorium

Music of the Eurasian Country of Georgia
Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Location: Knight Auditorium

Music of Brazil
Time: 1:30 pm–1:55 pm and 3:00 pm–3:25 pm
Location: Ancient Mediterranean Gallery

Stories from around the World
Time: 1:10 pm–1:25 pm, 2:00 pm–2:25 pm, and 3:30 pm–3:55 pm
Location: African Gallery

Crafts for All Ages
Time: 12:30 pm–4:00 pm
Location: American Indian Gallery

Ensemble Adilei's performance is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies through support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI NRC Program.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Piper's Hut Concert: Dylan Foley

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Event Date: 
April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
House Concert
Address: 
location provided with reservation
Description: 

Dylan Foley, A 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies) and counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences. He is a vibrant stylist whose playing has been called "impeccable and spirited." In this first show of the 2019 Piper's Hut season, Foley will perform a concert of solo fiddle music.

Dylan has performed at Lincoln Center, Joanie Madden’s Folk N' Irish Cruise, Austin Celtic Festival, at Gracie Mansion for NYC Mayor Bloomberg, on Jay Unger's Dancing On the Air show on WAMC, also Foley has been featured on Irish Television channels RTE and TG4's fleadh programme. At age 12, Dylan made an appearance on the HBO special "The Music In Me". With the the help of Irish Aid, In January 2013, Foley traveled with Dr. Mick Moloney (NYU Ethnomusicologist and Folklorist) to Vietnam in order to bring Irish music, song, dance and culture to those who were effected by Agent Orange and other Vietnam War atrocities. Dylan also performed with Mick Moloney, Joanie Madden, Bobby Hicks, Matt Molloy and Sharon Shannon.

Learn more about his music here:
http://www.dylanfoleymusic.com/index.html

This is a HOUSE CONCERT. Seating is extreemly limited so reservations are required. You may reserve a seat by buying a ticket here or by emailing pipers.hut@gmail.com and stating the number of seats you need and a phone number in case of last minute changes

Admission: 
$20
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My Life in Song: Palestinian Rapper Tamer Nafar

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Event Date: 
March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Allen Hall, Main Lounge
Address: 
1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana
Description: 

Allen Hall/Unit One presents "My Life in Song: A Night with Palestinian Rapper Tamer Nafar." The evening will include a performance by Nafar, discussion, and Mediterranean/Levantine cuisine. The event is free and open to the public.

Tamer Nafar is a Palestinian rapper, actor, screenwriter, and social activist. He is the premier voice of Palestinian hip-hop and leader of the world's first Palestinian hip-hop group DAM. Tamer Nafar co-wrote and starred in the award-winning feature film Junction 48, inspired by his youth and early years as a rapper.

Nafar grew up in Lod, a poor Israeli city where Arabs and Jews live side-by-side. It's a place rife with violence, crime, and drug-dealers, just twenty minutes from metropolitan Tel Aviv and right next to Ben Gurion airport -- the only gateway to the State of Israel. In this impoverished place, Nafar reinvented hip-hop in its purest form: rage without hate, social-political awareness without empty materialism, and large audiences without selling out. He imported hip-hop into the Arab-Muslim ghetto and exported it back to the world with an Arabic flavor and a feminist message. Today, millions of fans worldwide follow Nafar's rap group, DAM, which has released two albums and multiple music videos. Nafar serves as a role model for young Arabs across the globe.

Co-Sponsored by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Unit One/Allen Hall, Students for Justice in Palestine, Center for Global Studies, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and the Central Residential Funding Board.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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CWM Residency: Afro-Brazilian Percussion & Pedagogy

In collaboration with the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, the UIUC School of Music, and Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the center welcomes guest artist Juliana Cantarelli Vita to campus for a weeklong residency, Monday, March 25 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019.

Lecture-Recital: Afro-Brazilian Percussion & Pedagogy

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 30, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St, Urbana
Description: 

The center welcomes guest artist and music educator Juliana Cantarelli Vita to campus for a weeklong residency, Monday, March 25 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019.

The residency will focus on Afro-Brazilian percussion genres including Maracatu de Baque Virado, as well as others from Brazil’s northeast region. Ms. Cantarelli will share her expertise as a practitioner of these genres, and as a music educator with experience working with children and adults. She will present workshops to elementary school classes throughout the week, as well as two public programs on Saturday, March 30th.

Saturday programs will include an interactive masterclass on Afro-Brazilian percussion styles from 11am-1pm in the Music Building "Fishbowl" (room 0359), followed by a lecture-recital that evening, at 7pm at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium.

Both events will focus on musical genres from Juliana’s home state of Pernambuco, including Maracatu de Baque Virado among others. Masterclass participants are cordially invited to return for the evening lecture-recital as performers, although this is optional and not required.

This residency is co-sponsored by the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, the UIUC School of Music, and the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Gateways to World Music: Afro-Brazilian Percussion Workshop w/ Juliana Cantarelli

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Event Date: 
March 30, 2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Music Building, "Fishbowl" (room 0359)
Address: 
1114 W Nevada St, Urbana
Description: 

The center welcomes guest artist and music educator Juliana Cantarelli Vita to campus for a weeklong residency, Monday, March 25 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019.

The residency will focus on Afro-Brazilian percussion genres including Maracatu de Baque Virado, as well as others from Brazil’s northeast region. Ms. Cantarelli will share her expertise as a practitioner of these genres, and as a music educator with experience working with children and adults. She will present workshops to elementary school classes throughout the week, as well as two public programs on Saturday, March 30th.

Saturday programs will include an interactive masterclass on Afro-Brazilian percussion styles from 11am-1pm in the Music Building "Fishbowl" (room 0359), followed by a lecture-recital that evening, at 7pm at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium. 

Both events will focus on musical genres from Juliana’s home state of Pernambuco, including Maracatu de Baque Virado among others. Masterclass participants are cordially invited to return for the evening lecture-recital as performers, although this is optional and not required. 

This residency is co-sponsored by the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, the UIUC School of Music, and the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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ISSS 36th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

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Event Date: 
March 10, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
University YMCA, Latzer Hall
Address: 
1001 S. Wright St, Champaign
Description: 

The University YMCA & The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) present the 36th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night. Come enjoy a fun-filled night with family and friends, featuring food from all over the world and entertaining performances from community and campus members.

Tickets on sale February 11 by online reservation for $12/$10 for students and children and at the front desk of the University YMCA. (Checks should be made payable to the University YMCA). Tickets sell fast and space is limited; please plan to purchase your tickets well in advance.

Please see the University YMCA website for more information about the event: https://universityymca.org/international-dinner/

Admission: 
$10-12 (see description)
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"From Hand to Hand": Music and Dance Performance @ KAM

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Event Date: 
March 7, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820
Description: 

Krannert Art Museum presents this unique music and dance performance in the classical Indian tradition, inspired by artwork on view in From Hand to Hand.

Krannert Art Museum welcomes students from the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), who have created original music and dance that relates to the stories and paintings on view at KAM. Visitors will enjoy vocal and dance performances as well as a variety of instrumental performances, including on the violin, bamboo flute, tabla and mridangam. The students will showcase various forms of Indian Classical Art Forms including both Carnatic and Hindustani styles as well as live music for the dance performances.

Performers include Janani Comar, Anwesa Chouduri, Pranav Ghatraju, Vedhus Hoskere, Manohar Karigerasi, Arjun Raghavan, Aniket Ravan, Aravind Sagar, Maitreyee Sharma, and Sathvik Tejaswi.

This event is co-sponsored by the India Studies Fund, administered by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Iranian Cultural Association: Nowruz Celebration

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 10, 2019 - 6:30pm - 11:59pm
Venue: 
IHotel and Conference Center
Address: 
1900 S 1st St, Champaign
Description: 

The Iranian Cultural Association at the University of Illinois Presents: Nowruz 1398!

Come celebrate the New Year with traditional Iranian music and dance performances, Haft Sin and lots of food! This year, we will dance the night away with one and only Dj Armin!

The event will be hosted in the Illinois Ballroom at iHotel.

Nowruz [nouˈɾuːz], literally "new day", is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranians as the beginning of the New Year along with some other ethno-linguistic groups including Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Albania, Georgia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

Please register for tickets using the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/sp1b5HMIi5BCYEIk2

Admission: 
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AsiaLENS: "The Song Collector" with Dr. Stefan Fiol

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music welcomes UIUC Musicology alumnus Dr. Stefan P. Fiol (PhD, 2008) as part of the AsiaLENS film series. Dr. Fiol, who currently serves as Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, will return to campus to introduce the film "The Song Collector," also leading a post-screening dialogue.

The film screening and dialogue will take place Tuesday March 12, 2019, at 7pm in the Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium.

About the film:

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