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Music on the Porch: Harmonyx

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

Harmonyx_2Founded 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 its creation.” You can view a video of the 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: Faculty Jazz Quintet

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.


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!

Music on the Porch: Hindugrass


Hindugrass was founded in Los Angeles in 1998 by John Heitzenrater and friends as an acoustic vehicle to explore the commonalities between the classical and folk music of Northern India and the folk and bluegrass styles of Appalachia. The band features Heitzenrater on the sarod, Laura Thomas on the violin, Leah Gibson on the cello, Wiley Sykes on the tabla, and Ed Butler on percussion. The sound of Hindugrass is a fresh new voice for Indian fusion, a surprising and engaging festival for the ears in an age where everything has “already been done.” Alternately haunting and soaring sarod melodies intermingle with the sweet twang and bite of instruments from the Smoky Mountains and the rich palette of chamber strings over a driving bed of percussion instruments from around the world.

The band recently recorded its second studio album, and they will perform some of their newest material at the Love House & Hutchins Forum. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!


Co-sponsored event: Swimming in Dark Waters


Hosted by Carolina Performing Arts, “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience” features Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops together with folk singer/songwriter Bhi Bhiman and cellist/singer Leyla McCalla. The trio delves into the profound yet too often overlooked history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance by musicians of color in the United States, from its original inhabitants to recently arrived immigrants. Receive a 10% discount off your ticket prices by entering the code UNCSOUTH10.

UNC Process Series: And So We Walked

AndSoWeWalkedIn this performance with the Process Series, Cherokee actor and writer DeLanna Studi explores the enduring impact of the Trail of Tears on contemporary communities using research, interviews, and her own family’s experience. Along with her father and a documentarian, DelannaStudi retraced the steps of her ancestors from their homestead in Murphy, North Carolina to their present home near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. “While the Trail of Tears is a defining moment in our Cherokee history, it does not define who we are,” says Studi.

Studi will spend a month in residency at UNC-Chapel Hill turning her firsthand research on the Trail into an original dramatic work. Corey Madden of UNC School of the Arts directs this intimate yet communal journey of loss and renewal. This program is co-sponsored by the American Indian Center, the Southern Oral History Program, and CSAS. Both shows, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 8:00 pm in the Black Box Theatre in Swain Hall.