Native November Dance Exhibition

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Event Date: 
November 16, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S Gregory St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Native American House and Spurlock Museum present a dance exhibition in celebration of Native November. Friday, November 16 at 4pm, Spurlock Museum will host an interactive Native American dance exhibition highlighting the Men’s Traditional and Woodlands styles. This event will also feature Northern style singing by the Bad River Singers. The group comes to us from the Bad River and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Nations. The Ojibwe are among the Tribal Nations whose homelands included what is now known as Illinois.

Guests can expect to learn the importance of regalia worn in the dances, including aspects of its creation, meaning, and use. The artists will help guests understand how songs and dances hold significance for Tribal communities. The audience will be able to participate in round and two-step dances. This free public program welcomes both families and adults.

The Spurlock galleries will be open before and during this program and visitors can take a look at objects in the North American gallery, including Grass Dance regalia.

This month is Native November. You can find all of NAH’s Native November programs at https://www.facebook.com/TheNativeAmericanHouse/

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Piper's Hut Concerts: Daymark

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Event Date: 
November 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
House Concert: Home of Dean Karres
Address: 
Email to confirm
Description: 

Part of a series of house concerts, this performance will be the last show of 2018, featuring the band Daymark (https://daymarkmusic.com/).

Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, uilleann pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.

WHAT: Potluck and House concert. Details at https://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts/.
WHEN: Thursday, November 15: Potluck starts at 6PM / Concert at 7PM
WHERE: Home of Dean Karres, near downtown Champaign, IL. Reservation holders will receive a note close to the concert date with address information.

Reservations: The cap for attendees is 25, including the band, so reservations are strongly encouraged. You may buy tickets on-line on the concert web page (https://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts/) or email Dean Karres at pipers.hut@gmail.com.

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Puerto Rico with Music

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Event Date: 
November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Asian American Cultural Center
Address: 
1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

iCU (Now I See What You Mean) OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series presents

Puerto Rico with Music

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico often referred to as the Island of Enchantment, is a cultural mix of West African, Taino and Spanish influence. The mixing of these traditions for over 500 years has resulted in the very rich musical genres of Bomba, Creole, Plena and Salsa. Come and enjoy an evening with accomplished Puerto Rican musicians as they share the history, rhythms and flavor of Puerto Rican music.

Sponsored by OIIR - IE, La Casa Cultural Latina, Puerto Rico Student Association and CLACS

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Tango at Krannert Art Museum

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Event Date: 
December 15, 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820
Description: 

Enjoy an afternoon of Tango dancing in the Krannert Art Museum galleries with live music by Tangotta.
Tango at KAM is free and open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner. Everyone is welcome.

Tangotta is comprised of Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello, Dorothy Martirano on violin, Sam Ginger on keyboard and accordion, and George Turner on guitar. Event organized by Melih Sener.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Tango at Krannert Art Museum

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Event Date: 
November 17, 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Krannert Art Museum
Address: 
500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820
Description: 

Enjoy an afternoon of Tango dancing in the Krannert Art Museum galleries with live music by Tangotta.
Tango at KAM is free and open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner. Everyone is welcome.

Tangotta is comprised of Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello, Dorothy Martirano on violin, Sam Ginger on keyboard and accordion, and George Turner on guitar. Event organized by Melih Sener.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Workshop on Indian Classical Music

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Event Date: 
November 7, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Illini-Union, Class Multi-purpose
Address: 
1401 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Following his concert on Thursday, Pt. Kale is looking forward to meeting students to discuss some Hindustani Ragas. He will discuss ways to create soulful melodies that evoke stirring emotions in both listeners and performers. Featured ragas include Raag Charukeshi and Raag Amrit Varshini. This workshop is free of cost, although there will be a donation box if anyone is interested in donating. This event is sponsored by Spicmacy Illinois.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Learn to Play Northeastern Brazilian Music in Urbana!

Currently in its second year, the University of Illinois Brazilian Music Ensemble, also known as Nação Terra do Milho, “Cornland Nation,” is designed to study the nature of Brazilian music in an experiential and welcoming environment that is open to both UIUC students and community members. For student members, the ensemble is listed as a for-credit course: MUS 252 S1 / MUS 450 S1, which is offered every semester to undergraduate and graduate students. Weekly meetings are held in the UIUC Music Building, room 0359 (Fishbowl), each Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Americas 3 at Spurlock Museum

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Event Date: 
November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium
Address: 
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Description: 

Americas3 is a program in 8 languages performed by artists from North, Central, and South America. The performance paints a multilingual, intercultural, and international portrait of what it means to be American. At the same time, it is a personal portrait: the Native American, African, and European currents that 500 years ago became the foundation for what contemporary Americans have become are embodied in the lead singers of Americas3.

Americas3 showcases diversity coupled with commonality. It presents a gallery of musical and literary snapshots as it takes audiences on a symbolic journey of universally shared experiences: migration, suffering, work, love, sense of place, and celebration. It is a production that purposefully mixes internationally known covers with lesser known traditional songs, as well as original compositions.

In Americas3, salsa and rock and roll classics meet a traditional Lakota lullaby and a cowboy tune from Venezuela; Maya Angelou's poetry meets personal narratives; and musical virtuosity meets theatrical expression. It is a production that somewhat favors compositions written by women or made famous by women, yet welcomes all genders and is meant for all ages.

Sponsors: University YMCA; The Spurlock Museum; The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Native November - New Ceremonies with Ty Defoe/Giizhig (Oneida/Ojibwe Nations)

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Event Date: 
November 27, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Illini Union
Address: 
1401 West Green Street Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

Interactive Tribal songs, flute, hoop and eagle dance immersed together for a unique program exploring Indigeneity within a framework of traditional and contemporary culture, history, and values, and the environment. Ty draws on his vast repertoire gifted to him as child and weaves urban anecdotes and teachings that can be applied to our everyday lives. Identifying as two-spirit individual Ty shapeshifts in and out the art of storytelling in service of justice and liberation.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Paid for in part by Student Cultural Programming Fee

This event is part of a series hosted by the UIUC Native American House throughout the month of November. Access the full series of Native November events here: https://www.facebook.com/events/177758179799008/

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Music from Mali: Cheick Hamala Diabaté

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Levis Faculty Center, Room 300
Address: 
919 W Illinois St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

CAS invites you to a musical performance by the Malian and Grammy-Award nominee, Cheikh Hamala Diabate. Diabate is a West African historian in the Griot tradition. A sought-after performer, lecturer, storyteller, and choreographer throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America, Cheick Hamala has performed at venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, November 8th, 5-6:30 pm at the Levis Faculty Center, Room 300.

This event is free and open to the public.

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  • On Thursday, April 18th, the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music and Center for Global Studies will present two events exploring the legacy of the Berimbau, an Afro-Brazilian musical bow.

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