Internationally Renowned Troubadour to Perform at UNCW

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

UNCW students and community members are invited to enjoy a performance by internationally renowned troubadour Crispín d’Olot. Although d’Olot has performed all over the world, this will be his first time in the United States. The Spanish native will tour North Carolina as part of the state’s El Quixote Festival.

The festival, which offers events throughout the state, commemorates the 400th anniversary of both the publication of Part Two of Don Quixote and the death of Miguel de Cervantes, Spain’s most famous author. The events are a collaboration between professors, teachers, educational institutions and artists from around the world.

Though the performance will be exclusively in Spanish, non-Spanish speakers will enjoy the performance, as well. Michael Gordon, assistant professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, says the audience will engage with more than just the language, just like an audience enjoys an Italian opera.

“Crispín will transport the audience back to 17th-century Spain, where an enthusiastic Don Quixote awaits them,” said Gordon. “For 45 minutes, thanks to Crispín’s unique talents, the road to Spain’s Golden Age will run through Wilmington.”

Combining his poetry, music and storytelling, d’Olot will perform in Lumina Theater March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Following d’Olot’s performance, attendees are invited to a catered meet-and-greet in the Clock Tower Lounge in Fisher Student Center.

Free parking will be available in the visitor parking lot (Lot M). This event is sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the Department of English, Centro Hispano, Office of International Programs, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and Artist Studio Project.

--James Nagy