Past Events

  • Heartbeat

    Amplifying Youth Voices

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Based in Jerusalem, Heartbeat is an international non-profit organization uniting musicians, educators, and students to build mutual understanding and transform conflict through the power of music. Founded in 2007 under a Fulbright-MTVu award, Heartbeat creates opportunities and spaces for young Israeli and Palestinian musicians to work together, hear each other, and amplify their voices to influence the world around them. HEARTBEAT unites Israeli and Palestinian youth... Read More
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - EVENT POSTPONED

    Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Genealogy, Genetics and African American History

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    UNC Asheville Special Event:  Henry Louis Gates Jr. This is a free, special academic event hosted by UNC Ashevlle. Tickets will be required for admission to the lecture in Lipinsky Auditorium. Due to weather and travel issues in Asheville and Boston, this event has been postponed. Ticket holders should keep their tickets pending further announcements. Please check back here for updates regarding the potential rescheduling of this event.   Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher... Read More
  • Byron Hurt

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week 2015, Keynote Speaker

    Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Free and open to the public Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. For more than 20 years, Hurt has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender violence, race, music, visual media, and food justice. Byron's latest film, Soul Food Junkies offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity... Read More
  • CONCERT CANCELED - La Santa Cecilia

    The Voice of Immigrants

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    REGRETFULLY, LA SANTA CECILIA HAS CANCELED THE NOV. 12TH CONCERT AT UNC ASHEVILLE. FOR TICKET REFUNDS OR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE AT 828.251.6674, OR EMAIL US AT CULTURAL@UNCA.EDU   2014 Grammy winners and Los Angeles natives La Santa Cecilia exemplify the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. The group draws inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and... Read More
  • Fry Street Quartet with Dr. Robert Davies

    Crossroads Project: Rising Tide

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Opening Event - Ecomusics and Ecomusicologies 2014 : Dialogues For conference schedule, information, additional event listings and registration, please visit : Humanity has arrived at an extraordinary Crossroads—a time and place where scientific ability to identify unprecedented risk, decades in advance, intersects society’s seeming inability to respond. Little of humanity’s course, as currently imagined, is sustainable—not our energy, not our economy, not our... Read More
  • A Tribe Called Red

    Electric Pow Wow

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene. Since 2010 the group – currently made up of DJ NDN, 2oolman and DJ Bear Witness – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music and powerful visuals. This performance is part of the UNC Asheville Native American Speaker and Performance Series. The opening act will... Read More
  • David Holt & The Lightning Bolts

    Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    David Holt (four-time Grammy winner) and the Lightning Bolts—Laura Boosinger, Josh Goforth, Zeb Holt and David Cohen—deliver old-time music with a jolt. They show reverence for the past with music learned directly from the greats like Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones and 123-year-old Susie Brunson. Expect an evening filled with great musicianship, meaningful stories and a few laughs. BUY TICKETS HERE UNC Asheville students $5; Area students $7; Campus community $12, General $20     Musical Mentors... Read More
  • Warriors of AniKituhwa

    Native American Speaker & Performance Series

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:30pm

    University Quad (Rain/snow location Justice Gym)

    This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8th from 12:30-1:30pm on the University Quad . Rain/snow location is Justice Gym Designated as official cultural ambassadors by the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, The Warriors of AniKituhwa, a Cherokee dance group, have been making history by recreating Cherokee dances described in 1762, including the War Dance and the Eagle Tail dance. They are revitalizing Cherokee dance by bringing back other dances from the past,... Read More
  • Arooj Aftab

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Arooj Aftab’s dynamic voice transcends borders that imprison bodies, minds and spirits. Aftab skillfully re-imagines indigenous soul music, blending with jazz and contemporary world music. Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, Aftab initially gained recognition as one of the few female guitarists in Pakistan. She moved to the United States in 2005 to study music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. Since then Aftab has been named one of NPR’s top 100 composers under 40, and she... Read More
  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Named one of America's Top Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences, Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a National Poetry Slam champion, Broadway veteran and was a featured artist on Russell Simmons' Def Poetry on HBO. Joseph created Youth Speaks, where he mentored 13- to 19-year-old writers, and he co-founded Life is Living, a series of festivals designed to activate underresourced parks and affirm peaceful urban life through hip-hop arts and environmental action. MLK Week Keynote Address: Thursday, Jan... Read More