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October 2019

Teaching on Ugandan Music and the Rudiments of Style

October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This free session features David Pier, associate professor in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies; multi-instrumentalist, singer, dancer, actor and educator Haruna Walusimbi; and Ugandan folklorist and musician James Isabirye. Please contact David Pier, dpier@email.unc.edu, for more information.

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Marimjazzia Album Release Party

October 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Head to the Stone Center as we celebrate the release of Ruta Panoramica by Latin jazz ensemble Marimjazzia. The group, formed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill associate professor of music Juan Alamo, combines Afro-Caribbean rhythms, particularly those from Puerto Rico, with the melodic elements of jazz. The system of roads known as the Ruta Panorámica traverses from west to east through Puerto Rico’s central mountain ranges. Named after the enchanted island’s first elected governor, Luis Muñoz Marin, the Ruta…

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November 2019

American Indian Heritage Month at UNC-Chapel Hill

November 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019

The UNC American Indian Center celebrates American Indian Heritage Month with organized events in November 2019. The month-long celebration will include lectures, cultural activities and discussions, film viewings and more, both on and off campus. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please see the full event calendar on the American Indian Center website.

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‘Tres Vidas’ by Core Ensemble

November 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

A chamber music theatre work for singing actress and trio (cello, piano and percussion) based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Text is by Marjorie Agosin. The free show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina, vocal and instrumental tangos by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla and new music written especially for…

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Sarod Trilogy: Amjad Ali Khan, Master of the Sarod

November 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Amjad Ali Khan is lauded for reinventing the technique of playing the sarod, the stringed instrument essential to Hindustani and Indian classical music. Using Ragas—rhythmic cycles of music—as the basis for his performances, Khan ensures that each concert experience is unique unto itself. For the first time, he brings his extraordinary style to Carolina Performing Arts, in this collaboration with his sons, virtuosos in their own right, Amaan and Ayaan.

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December 2019

Fall 2019 Gamelan Concert

December 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music, Department of Asian Studies, Southeast Asia Faculty Group, and Carolina Asia Center for the 2019 Gamelan Concert featuring Carolina’s Javanese Gamelan “Nyai Saraswati” in Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall. Stay after the concert to try out the instruments! Children are welcome. For more info, contact John Caldwell at asiaweb@email.unc.edu.

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Fall 2019 Gamelan Concert

December 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music, Department of Asian Studies, Southeast Asia Faculty Group, and Carolina Asia Center for the 2019 Gamelan Concert featuring Carolina’s Javanese Gamelan “Nyai Saraswati” in Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall. Stay after the concert to try out the instruments! Children are welcome. For more info, contact John Caldwell at asiaweb@email.unc.edu.

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March 2020

CANCELED: Raga and Tala: Exploring Hindustani Classical Music

March 23 at 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Two men sitting on a stage and playing instruments

Hindustani classical music is developed through two interwoven elements: raga and tala. Raga is the melodic element and is crafted by improvisation on fixed patterns of ascent and descent. Conversely, tala is the rhythmic structure on which the melody is laid. The beat cycle of a tala ranges from simple to intricate, depending on the needs of the melody; the most common tala is in 16 beats. Hindu philosophy provides a spiritual parallel through which the listener can experience the melding of raga-tala. Shiva, god of time, represents the stable rhythm…

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VIRTUAL: Europe Week 2020

March 29 at 8:00 am - April 3 at 5:00 pm

2020 Schedule of Europe Week Virtual Events   In-person Europe week events have been canceled, but the Center for European Studies hopes you join them for their live virtual events! Two talks will be recorded if you'd prefer to watch them later.   European Trivia March 30, 12:00 - 12:30 P.M.   Reconstruction or a New Beginning? 30 Years of German Unification from a Micro-Perspective  March 31, 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.   Music by Moissonneur Deperles April 1, 4:30 -…

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April 2020

CANCELED: Lunchtime Interlude: Celtic Musicians | Europe Week

April 1 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Hear some tunes from Piobadh na Triantan (“Piping in the Triangle”), a local Celtic music group! They are a small ensemble with a varied repertoire of Scottish and Irish music. Piobadh na Triantan incorporates pleasing harmonies and counterpoint melodies and different percussion instruments, and one of their number is a current UNC student! Read more about the band for a preview. This is one of the Center for European Studies' Europe Week 2020 lunchtime interludes, a series of noon-adjacent pop-up events! Please note…

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