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Music on the Porch: Harmonyx, Thurs, Aug 25 at 5:30

Join us for the first live show of Fall 2016! Last year, the undergraduate a cappella singers of Harmonyx wowed us with their awesome vocals, harmonies, and beatboxing. We are thrilled to host them once again for UNC’s Week of Welcome.

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Founded in 1995 by members of the Black Student Movement, Harmonyx performs old and new favorites from R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel, Soul, and Pop–delivering rhythm and gaining audience since their creation. But don’t take our word for it–you can view their 20th anniversary concert here.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Music on the Porch: (J) Rowdy & the NightShift, Thurs, Sept 1 at 5:30 pm

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Joshua “Rowdy” Rowsey is an underground North Carolina recording artist, actor/improviser, and writer featured on NPR, DJ Booth, Indy Week, and various national publications–most recently performing at the Del Close Marathon alongside improvisers such as Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation). Rowdy is a founding member of the national hip hop collective No9to5 Music. Proclamation2He initiated the UNC-Chapel Hill cypher, which unofficially broke a Guinness World Record for longest group freestyle (decision pending) and was nominated for an Indy Week award. Rowsey has shared the stage with Rakim, Busta Rhymes, Murs, Snow Tha Product, Asher Roth, and a plethora of other national recording artists.

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The NightShift is a live hip hop group that formed in Chapel Hill in early 2015. The two permanent members, Atticus Reynolds and Kevin Beardsley, collaborate with other local instrumentalists as the backing band to No9to5 Music as well as (J) Rowdy & the NightShift. Their music is available on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Spotify.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Music on the Porch: Nathan Bowles, Thurs, Sept 8 at 5:30 pm

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Nathan Bowles’ music, previously featured on NPR, has been called “hypnotic” and “mesmerizing,” “a Terrence Malick film in a handful of strings.” When not performing with the Black Twig Pickers or Pelt, Nathan explores the possibilities of the clawhammer banjo as a solo artist, inspired in part by his childhood home on the Virginia side of the Great Dismal Swamp. HiPoB-28s third solo album, recently released by the Paradise of Bachelors record label, is titled Whole & Cloven.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Music on the Porch: Best of Spring 2016

We hope you were able to join us for some of this spring’s outstanding MOTP lineup. In case you missed it, or if you’d like to listen again, here are a few of our favorite things.

Music on the Porch returns on Thursday, August 25 with UNC’s amazing a capella group Harmonyx. We’ll see you then!

Music on the Porch: Faculty Jazz Quintet, Thurs, April 21 at 5:30 pm

Join us at the Center for another performance by five stars from UNC’s outstanding jazz program. The quintet will perform “Songs We Know” from the Great American Songbook. UNC’s Faculty Jazz Quintet features Stephen Anderson on piano, Scott Sawyer on guitar, Juan Álamo on vibes, Jason Foureman on bass, and Dan Davis on the drums.

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The UNC Jazz Studies program serves a growing undergraduate student population through a variety of courses in jazz history, improvisation, harmony, and composition/arranging. In addition to these classes, the program’s Summer Jazz Workshop continues to draw high school, collegiate, and adult learners from across North Carolina and beyond. Listen to tracks from Stephen Anderson’s 360 Jazz Initiative or watch a clip from last year’s Music on the Porch performance here.

This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!