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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

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March 2020

CANCELED: Raga and Tala: Exploring Hindustani Classical Music

March 23, 2020 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, 2020 at 8:00 am - April 3, 2020 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, 2020 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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June 2020

Intergalactic Soulstice: Jeghetto Performs ‘5P1N0K10’

June 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Ackland for a very special virtual performance of 5P1N0K10 (SPINOKIO), a Hip Hopera created and performed by Jeghetto and co-written by Pierce Freelon, founder of Blackspace and Beat Making Lab, in reference to the Ackland’s site-specific installation by Intergalactic Soul, Project LHAXX. Jeghetto’s Afrofuturistic puppet show is set in a post-apocalyptic future with an original score by hip hop producer Hir-O. This show is suitable for audiences 10 and up. 3:30- 4:00 p.m. 5P1N0K10 (SPINOKIO) performance 4:00–4:30 p.m. Q &…

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November 2020

Virtual: Disco Dervishes: The Mystical Roots of Indian Popular and Classical Music

November 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

In this presentation, John Caldwell will contextualize Bollywood and Indian pop music within a long history of Indian cultural and religious traditions. Tune in for live musical performances that will demonstrate the evolution of these genres! This virtual event is free and open to the public, and is being held in collaboration with Guilford Technical Community College. Register today.

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January 2021

Virtual: Modulation | PROTOTYPE Festival

January 8 at 8:00 pm - January 16 at 11:59 pm

Co-presented by Carolina Performing Arts, the virtual world premiere of Modulation presented with PROTOTYPE Festival is a creative investigation on the strands that weave together our lives over this past tumultuous and revelatory year. Art is how we process the world around us. It opens up avenues of thought, imagination, wonder and reckoning. A digital, self-guided exploration of these distanced times created by thirteen of the most provocative and diverse voices in the contemporary music idiom; Modulation leads you through three…

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Virtual: Los Valientes Performed by Core Ensemble

January 24 at 8:00 am - January 31 at 5:00 pm

The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) welcomes Core Ensemble back to UNC-Chapel Hill with a streaming performance of Los Valientes. This chamber music theatre production for solo actor and trio (cello, piano, and percussion) explore the lives of three Latin American figures: Diego Rivera, Archbishop Oscar Romero and Joaquín Murrieta aka “Zorro". Los Valientes is written by José Cruz González. The music for Los Valientes features songs and concert/vernacular music by a wide range of Latin American…

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February 2021

Virtual: Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: ‘Sousveillance and How to Think Like a Forest’

February 8 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Department of Art and Art History and the Ackland Fine Arts Museum for a conversation with Maria Gaspar, Huong Ngo, and Anna Martine Whitehead on February 8 at 7:00 p.m. Sousveillance – watching from below, “the monitoring of authorities by informal networks of regular people, equipped with little more than cellphone cameras, video blogs and the desire to remain vigilant against the excesses of the powers that be.” In this conversation, Whitehead, Gaspar, and Ngô ‘01 B.F.A. will…

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Virtual: The Spark with Tift Merritt: Sandeep Das

February 11 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Carolina Performing Arts for the fifth episode of The Spark with Tift Merritt, featuring musician and composer Sandeep Das. In this livestreamed series, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and UNC alumna Tift Merritt returns to take viewers behind the scenes in artist-to-artist video interviews that delve deep into the creative process. Tift will sit down with longtime Carolina Performing Arts friend Sandeep Das, one of the world’s leading tabla virtuosos. A 2019/2020 Guggenheim Fellow and Grammy Award winner, Das has established himself as one of…

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