FEB
20

"Encounter with Japanese Music: A Piano Event"

 

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Hulsey Center, Hulsey Recital Hall
Choko Kimura Aiken will introduce traditional and contemporary Japanese music by focusing on differences between US and Japanese customs and cultures.
Choko was born and raised in Japan and began studying classical piano at the age of three and later piano, violin, voice, and music theory at colleges in Tokyo and Fukuoka as well as traveling to the United States to study jazz in Los Angeles and New York.
Her "Imagination" album, made in Los Angeles in 2011, was featured in that year’s February issue of JAZZIZ magazine. Choko has also performed many genres in Japan, including jazz, salsa, latin, classical, gospel, and pop. She left her long-time group Tri-Voices and other bands to relocate to Birmingham in January 2013.
Since that time, Choko has enjoyed playing in the Magic City at many of its local venues, including the 4th Avenue Jazz Festival, Moss Rock Festival, Creek Bank Festival, Mt. Brook Arts Festival, and Eric Essix Jazz Escape. She has been Guest Pianist at the 2015 Supper Jazz Concert, 2016 4th Avenue Jazz Festival, and 2017 Jazz in the Park. She looks forward to continuing with her main goal of simply making people happy with her music.

This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities
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MAR
2

Palomitas: The Last Colony

 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hill Alumni Theater, map
Documentary on the Puerto Rico-US relationship.
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MAR
21

DFLL Open House

 

Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Humanities Building, 4th Floor Balcony
Come to visit with professors and fellow students, receive academic advising, and enjoy free pizza.
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APR
3

Palomitas: Viva Cuba

 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hill Alumni Theater, map
Childhood friends are separated when one's parents leave Cuba.
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APR
6

La Cena de la Tertulia, Spanish Conversation Table and Dinner

 

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Mi pueblo restaurant/supermarket, map
Join us for a social gathering and conversation in Spanish around the table and delicious Mexican food from Supermercado Mi Pueblo. All levels of Spanish welcome.

 

 
APR
19

Palomitas: In the Time of the Butterflies

 

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hill Alumni Theater, map
The Mirabal sisters oppose Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo.
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