Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Beast - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

African American Music from Spirituals to Hip-hop


Led by Pierce Freelon, hip-hop and jazz quartet The Beast’s performance will tell the story of African American music against the backdrop of art by Archibald Motley. Performing original songs, as well as standards from the spiritual, jazz, and hip-hop canon, The Beast will introduce visitors to their revolutionary new style of music while paying homage to the musicians who came before them.

UPDATE: Before the performance we will premiere the first episode of UNC-TV’s web-series: North Carolina Beat Making Lab.

Tour at 6 PM; Performance in the lecture hall at 7 PM.