Desafinado - Friday Night Live

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Event Date: 
August 18, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Downtown Champaign - Neil & Church (One Main Plaza)
Description: 

Based in Champaign-Urbana, IL, Desafinado is a six piece ensemble that plays a combination of Samba, Bossa Nova, and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira).

Admission: 
Free Admission

Piper's Hut Concert: Drops of Green

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Event Date: 
September 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
House Concert
Address: 
location provided with reservation
Description: 

Drops of Green are a band of four young Irish men hailing from Laois, Kilkenny and Waterford. Formed in early 2015, they are quickly building a fan base both home and abroad. Combining a vast of instrumentation with blissful four part harmonies, they cover all of your favourite Irish melodies within the shows set list. Bringing their own unique and modern style to all of these classic Irish ballads, along with a wealth of tradition, storytelling and passion, their show is a must see for Irish music fans young and old alike.

http://dropsofgreen.com

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 Adult, $10 Student&Senior
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Piper's Hut Concert: Runa

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Event Date: 
August 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
House Concert
Address: 
provided with reservation
Description: 

Runa

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new "super-groups," RUNA has been en- chanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuber- ant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle.

www.runamusic.com

This is a HOUSE CONCERT. Seating is extremely 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 Adult, $10 Student&Senior
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Cultural Celebrations Series: The Coneflowers

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Event Date: 
August 27, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

Cultural Celebrations Series: The Coneflowers

The Coneflowers are a group of fierce women who love to make music on our day off. Members include accomplished local bluegrass, folk, choral, and classical musicians. They had great fun discovering songs popular in 1867 and are honored to perform them as part of the UIUC's 150th anniversary celebration.

The family-friendly Cultural Celebrations Performance Series highlights music, dance and storytelling from around the world on the 4th Sunday of the month from 1:00–1:45pm.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Matsuri @ Japan House

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Event Date: 
August 27, 2017 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Japan House at the University of Illinois
Address: 
2000 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana
Description: 

Join us on Sunday, August 27 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm for our third annual Japanese Festival, Matsuri! There will be Japanese inspired food and drink, a drum performance by Ho Etsu Taiko, The Candyman, who will be making animal shapes out of candy, martial arts demos, yukata and cosplay dressing, a bubble table, face painting and more! Come on out rain or shine!

Admission: 
free, except for food purchases
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Cultural Celebrations: The Church Street Ramblers (Jazz Ensemble)

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Event Date: 
May 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

Jump back in time with the Church Street Ramblers, a fun-loving group of local musicians who specialize in early 20th century jazz music, made famous by such legendary performers as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Clarence Williams, and more.

The Spurlock Museum is hosting free weekly summer events fit for everyone in the family! The events range from performances to interactive activities along with special tours of the museum.

Spurlock Summer Sundays will span from Memorial Day through Labor Day and will rotate among 3 free series: Cultural Celebrations, Spurlock Time Machine, and Sunday Splash.

The family-friendly Cultural Celebrations Performance Series highlights music, dance and storytelling from around the world on the 4th Sunday of the month from 1:00–1:45pm.

Admission: 
free admission
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4th Annual Roots Walk

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Event Date: 
May 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Crystal Lake Park
Description: 

Listen to live, local bluegrass, folk and Americana music while strolling past the mature trees of our oldest park. This sunset event brought to you by the Urbana Park District, the C-U Folk and Roots Festival and WEFT will have a selection of soloists and small combos scattered along the walks of Crystal Lake Park.

This year's lineup:
Grass Roots Revival- Traditional Bluegrass, Old-Time
Rainbow Flag- Folk/Soul
John Coppess- Country/Folk/Cowboy
Sam Payne & Cody Jensen- Roots/Americana
John McMahon & Alyssa Gambill- Traditional Americana
Strings Attached- Bluegrass/Traditional Gospel
Reverend Robert- Blues

Parking is available at the Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center; the musicians will be centered around the North Woods Pavilion. Musicians will move in to the Anita Purves Nature Center at 1505 N. Broadway in case of severe weather. Check our Facebook page Urbana Park District or call the Park District Rainout Line for postponement information: 217-367-9575.

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2017 Cultural Summer Camp at the Capoeira Angola Center Illinois

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Event Date: 
June 19, 2017 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Address: 
122 West Main Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

2017 Cultural Summer Camp at the Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Session One - June 19-23
Session Two - July 17-24

Ages: 4-7 (max 15 kids)

Spanish Language
Latin American Arts & Crafts
Capoeira Martial-Arts Dance
Field Trip to the IDEA Store
Art with Local Artist Casey Lowery
Cooking With Latin Flavor
Playtime in the Park

Contact: Aisha Chiaramonte

**PLEASE NOTE**
as of this posting on 5/15, session two was full.

Admission: 
Cost: $125.00
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Goran Ivanovic Trio

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Event Date: 
May 14, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Iron Post
Address: 
120 S Race St, Urbana
Description: 

Goran Ivanovic

One of the most versatile, skilled, and curious musicians in Chicago, guitarist Goran Ivanovic has built a career built upon exploration. Born and raised in Croatia, he was in the midst of studying at the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with masters like Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch when his parents (his father is a Serb, his mother a Bosnian Croat) were expelled in the late 90s; the family was granted asylum in the US and they settled in Chicago. Since his arrival he’s displayed a deep interest in collaboration, steadily expanding his stylistic range well beyond the European classical music and Balkan sounds he was fluently versed in when he arrived. These days his repertoire not only incorporates those disciplines, but jazz and flamenco as well. He’s recorded duet albums with the great Pakistani-Chilean jazz guitarist Fareed Haque as well as Greek-American musician Andreas Kapsalis. He’s a key member of the quartet Eastern Blok with Matt Ulery, Doug Rosenberg, and Michael Caskey, a combo that deftly surveys the folk music of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia in a distinctly jazz-oriented context, embroidering timeless Balkan melodies and rhythms with sophisticated improvisational gambits. Most recently, Ivanovic released an eponymous trio album with bassist Ulery and percussionist Pete Tashjian where he’s achieved a stunning assimilation of his many influences, creating a hybrid all his own. Reviewing the new album for All About Jazz, Budd Kopman wrote, “It is easy to get lost in Ivanovic's technique, especially if one plays (or attempts to play) Classical style guitar, in a jazz style or not.” The trio’s agility has also been noted. As Jeff Elbel wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times, “The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages.”

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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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