Arts at UNCW

Tues, Nov 29, 2011
8 PM Kenan Auditorium

Equally adept at string band classics like "John Henry" and unexpected repertoire like "Hit 'Em Up Style," the Carolina Chocolate Drops are injecting new energy into an old and lesser known tradition. The first black string band to appear on the Grand Ole Opry, the Drops are rooted in that tradition, but not bound by it. "We play in an older tradition but we are modern musicians," says trio member Justin Robinson. With a style The Rolling Stone describes as "dirt-floor-dance electricity," the Carolina Chocolate Drops are ready to deliver a foot-stomping good time. Co-sponsored by Upperman African American Cultural Center

Tickets $22 general public, $18 faculty and staff and $6 students. Call Kenan Box Office 910.962.3500 or buy tickets at www.etix.com.

Arts in Action Performance Series

The Arts in Action Performance Series seeks to culturally enrich, educate and entertain both students and the Wilmington community through the presentation of diverse programs featuring professional, high-quality performing artists. The series is supported by grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, a Division of the Department of Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, and National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.

UNCW Presents is a member of the NC Presenters Consortium. The 150 member venues of the NC Presenters Consortium may be visited at www.ncpresenters.org.

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