Outreach

Community Outreach

free concerts spring 2018

CLACS Concert: Chinchano

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1030 Music Building Auditorium. 1114 West Nevada Street , Urbana, IL 61801 (Parking is free under Krannert Center after 5pm, and meters are after 6pm)

ChinchanoChinchano is Juan Pastor's Modern Instrumental Jazz Group That Fuses The Traditional North American Jazz Harmonic Palette With Exciting Rhythmic Concepts Drawn From Central and South America. This Distinct Sonic Brand Is Revealed Through Not Only The Original Compositions, But Also In The Unique Drums/Percussion Setup That Juan Brings To Both The Recording And To The Live Concerts.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Free Concert: Sonia de los Santos

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • 10:00 AM

  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

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SoniaDeLosSantos_presentationSpecial Presentation for Educators and Librarians by Sonia De Los Santos: “An artist’s journey in creating culturally relevant songs for families” - flyer

 

Free Concert: Music from Northern Argentina by Alberto Rojo

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1030 Music Building Auditorium. 1114 West Nevada Street , Urbana, IL 61801 (Parking is free under Krannert Center after 5pm, and meters are after 6pm)

AlbertoRojo.2-22-18AlbertoRojo concert: Music from Northern Argentina

In this solo concert Alberto Rojo will alternate solo guitar pieces with songs from the folk tradition of Northern Argentina. While including some standards of the Argentine folklore, the concert will focus on his own compositions, some of them included in duo recordings with Mercedes Sosa, and composed in collaboration with Pedro Aznar, Luis Gurevich, Victor Heredia and Luis Pescetti.

 

Alberto Rojo was born in Tucuman, Argentina. He started playing the piano at the age of six and picked up the guitar as a teenager. He studied at the Conservatorio Provincial de Musica in Tucuman and earned a Ph.D. in Physics in Argentina before moving to the United States. He was a researcher at the University of Chicago and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. During that period he also wrote pieces that were later performed and recorded by the legendary Mercedes Sosa, Víctor Villadangos, and many prominent Latin American performers. In his life and carrier he alternates science with art.

In addition, Alberto is on the faculty of the Physics Department at Oakland University, has written three books essays and popular science, and lectures around the world on the connection between art and science.

 

 

Alberto Rojo

Alberto Rojo webpage

Tangentes CD

Ciencia y música | Alberto Rojo | TEDxPlazaIndependencia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS 2017

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION!/ Celebracion de la Herencia Hispana!

CLACS invites you to participate in the following 2017 Hispanic Heritage Celebration programs:

The Urbana Free Library

2017 HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
  • 2:30 - 4:00 pm
  • The Urbana Free Library, Children's Services

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This program is held in conjunction with the Urbana Free Library and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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2017 HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION

HHM OD17JOIN US AND ENJOY HISPANIC MUSIC, ART, FOOD , DANCE PRESENTATION, STORY TIME FOR KIDS, PINATA AND MUCH MORE!

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

    1:00 - 3:30 pm

  • Orchard Downs Community Center, Family & Graduate Housing

Program organized by Family and Graduate Housing (FGH), the Family Housing Council (FHC) the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and La Casa Cultural Latina

If you have any questions please contact: Maribel (mamozu1410@hotmail.com)

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SharingMemories16-17Sharing Memories; The Mirror. Art Project Exhibition and opening reception

Sharing Memories; The Mirror.

Art Project Exhibition presents works created by the Urbana Latino Community in a series of Highly collaborative and hands-on workshops that took place from September 2016 to April 2017.

 

Art Project Exhibition 
  • April 5- 16, 2017
  • IMC, Urbana
Opening reception
  • April 7, 2017
  • 4 - 7 PM
  • IMC, Urbana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Passport to Latin America and the Caribbean


Passport to Latin American and the Caribbean is a bilingual presentation on Latin America and the Caribbean, which provides general information about the Latin American' countries, people, languages, food, culture, music and traditions.

CLACS presents Passport to Latin American and the Caribbean to schools and community programs. If you are interested in this presentation, please contact the CLACS Outreach Coordinator, clacs@illinois.edu.

Additionally, CLACS sponsors many cultural events, such as Latin American music and dance ensembles, and art exhibitions.

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Realidades / Realities


Realidades are bilingual presentations (Spanish/English) to the community on various topics related to Latin America.

Realidades / Realities about:

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