Past Events

  • 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... 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,... 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... 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 : http://www.ecomusicologies.org/

    Humanity has arrived at an extraordinary Crossroads—a... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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-... Read More


  • Bombino

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    With its fuzzy, loose sounds and gritty yet sweet vocals, Bombino's Nomad, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, was named among NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums of the Year. An ethnic Tuareg born in Niger, Bombino grew up during an era of armed struggle and violent government suppression,... Read More


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