LAGNIAPPE BRASS BAND hits hard with an up-tempo, high-energy twist on traditional New Orleans-style brass music. Six horn players build an undeniable, massive wall of sound that fills your ears and the air above you with funky brass music, while Afro-Cuban bass drums pulse underneath. The Cajun French word “lagniappe” refers to a small gift or “something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure.” Mark Twain described lagniappe as “a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get.” But for this evening, the Lagniappe Brass Band is coming to the Quad to give you the best in young New Orleans brass music. So get up and move to the beat at this special event, part of Well-a-Bration.
Opening for Lagniappe Brass Band at 7:40pm is our very own UNC Asheville Jazz Quintet.
Plan to dance, or bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket. Seating will not be provided.
Rain location: Lipinsky Auditorium
Free and open to the public.
“...The blast of their trumpets brought us all back to life in a way only a brass band can.”
—Catherine Lyons, nola.com
Extending the Stage
All events take place Friday, Sep. 14 and are free and open to the public.
New Orleans Style Second Line Parade
12:15pm, Beginning outside of the Dining Hall
Lagniappe will draw a crowd and begin a parade through areas of campus. All are welcome to join in.
Music and New Orleans Workshop
1 - 1:45pm, Lipinsky Auditorium
Following the second line parade, Lagniappe will hold a workshop on the fundamentals of music and the culture of music in New Orleans. The workshop will be part lecture and part music playing. Open to all, no experience necessary.
All programs are subject to change.