Kayhan Kalhor Live at UIUC

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Event Date: 
February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Gregory Hall
Address: 
810 S Wright St, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Description: 

The UIUC Iranian Cultural Association (ICA-UIUC) and Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) are proud to present three-time Grammy nominee and renowned kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor in concert at the University of Illinois on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 7-9pm in Gregory Hall (810 S Wright St, Urbana). The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is one of several co-sponsors of this event, including the Center for Global Studies through support from the US Department of Education's Title VI NRC Program.

Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed artist who has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West through his many collaborations, and is a creative force in today’s music scene. His performances of traditional Persian music have attracted audiences from around the globe. He is known for studying the music of Iran’s many regions, in particular those of Khorason and Kordestan, and has toured the world as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lyon.

Kalhor is also the co-founder of the renowned ensembles Dastan, Ghazal: Persian & Indian Improvisations, and Masters of Persian Music, and has composed works for Iran’s most renowned vocalists including Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Shahram Nazeri. He has composed music for television and film, and was most recently featured on the soundtrack of Francis Ford Copolla’s Youth Without Youth. Kayhan Kalhor has also collaborated with many other well known composers including Osvaldo Golijov and John Adams, and his compositions appear on several albums by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble, of which he is a member.

This concert is free and open to the public, but numbered seats can be secured by reserving a free ticket. Please see the Facebook Event page below for ticketing details.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Michael Silvers

Michael
Silvers

Assistant Professor of Musicology

Maitreyee Sharma Priyadarshini

Maitreyee
Sharma Priyadarshini

President, Spicmacay Illinois

Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (Spicmacay Illinois):

Our organisation is dedicated to bringing world class Indian Classical Music/Performing arts to the campus community. Indian Classical Music, both North Indian and South Indian, Vocal and Instrumental and Classical Arts and artists are invited to perform for the benefit of the students and community members of UIUC and Urbana-Champaign.

Ellen Rice

Ellen
Rice

Co-Director, Brazilian Music Club

Office #214, Music Education Annex

Yiddish Cabaret Night

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Event Date: 
February 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sinai Temple
Address: 
3104 W. Windsor Rd., Champaign, IL
Description: 

Please join the Urbana Yiddish Ensemble for a free evening of Yiddish music at Sinai Temple. This cabaret event showcases Yiddish theater songs, Yiddish traditional folk songs, and lively klezmer instrumental music (with dancing!).

You are invited to bring wine, beer, and other libations. Some snacks will be provided; snacks to share are welcome.

The Urbana Yiddish Ensemble features Jacqueline Ross and Lev Marshall (vocals), Frances Harris (violin), Maria Merkelo (accordion), and Mitch Harris (Tumler/Master of Ceremonies)
 
Everyone is welcome!  Please come enjoy an evening of Yiddishkeit.

Admission: 
Free Admission

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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