Staff Benda Bilili
Vibrant Congolese Dance Music
8:00 PM Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012. Lipinsky Auditorium
STAFF BENDA BILILI'S mesmerizing rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and extraordinary solos performed by a teenage prodigy (on a one-string electric lute he built himself out of a tin can), have been dazzling audiences around the world. This group of paraplegic street musicians, who once lived on the grounds of a zoo in Kinshasa, makes music of astonishing power and beauty. In Congolese, Benda Bilili means "look beyond appearances" and "put forward what is hidden." And this band's message is that the only real handicaps are not of the body, but of the mind.
Come early and enjoy the sounds of the UNC Asheville African Drum Ensemble.
7-7:45pm at the front entrance of Lipinksy Hall. Rain location: Lipinsky Hall lobby.
Meet and Greet
Stick around after the performance to meet the band and enjoy light refreshments.
The Meet and Greet is sponsored by the Africana Studies Program.
$5 UNC Asheville students (limit one per OneCard)
$7 All area students (limit one; valid student I.D. required)
$15 UNC Asheville faculty/staff/alumni/NCCCR (limit one per OneCard)
$20 General public
Click on uncatickets.com or in person at the Highsmith Union front desk.
Extending The Stage
Documentary Double Feature
Thursday, Oct. 25
Highsmith Union Grotto
Murderball • 7 p.m.
Full-contact rugby players prepare to compete in the Paralympic Games.
Benda Bilili • Approximately 8:30 p.m.
Follow the musicians from street to stage as they use music as a tool to survive.
Join us for light refreshments and discussion between the films.
Free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored with the Disability Services Office.
All programs are subject to change.
Thanks to our Season Sponsors