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Americas3 Performance

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Sponsors: University YMCA, Spurlock Museum - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign together with co-sponsors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; La Casa Cultural Latina; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Center for African-American Studies; Center for African Studies; School of Social Work; Department of Human Development and Family Studies; Portuguese Language Department. "'"'"'"' Community Co-Sponsors include: Illinois Public Media - WILL; Independent Media Center; Channing-Murray Foundation; Friends Meeting Foundation; Champaign Church of the Brethren; Social Action Committee Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign; First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana; Unity Church and Spiritual Center (SORF and SPCF funding applied for through Registered Student Organization Ballet Folklorico Mitotiana).
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801.
Nov 1, 2018   7:00 - 9:00 pm  
Presenters America3 members: Marcelo Arévalo (drums, bongo, vocals), Edgar East (percussion, guitar, jarana, trumpet, flute, lead vocals, general musical direction), Adam Grosso (bass, vocals), María Alejandra Jiménez (lead vocals), Tiana Duda (lights, stage management), Leo Roldán (piano), Jairo Sarmiento (sound, general assistance), Karin Stein (lead vocals, guitar, cuatro, producer of Americas3), Sherri Willeto (lead vocals).
Free, open to the public
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Americas3 Performance

Americas3 is a scripted, musical/theatrical show in 7 languages that explores the topics of migration, suffering/violence, work, love, sense of place, and celebration as expressed in songs and poetry from around the Americas, as well as expressed through the personal narrative of the three lead singers: a Native American woman, an Afro-Colombian woman, and a Caucasian-Colombian woman.  Americas3 can be presented as a stand-alone concert or along with outreach such as workshops and/or assemblies for public schools (especially high school).  The languages used in the show are Spanish, English, French, Lakota, Portuguese, Pur’epecha (Tarascan), and Meskwaki or Navajo (depending on the singer at any given show). 5-minute demo of the show:

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