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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Undergraduate Lunch with
Portuguese Band Deolinda

In town to perform at the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Harlos House (1331 E. Tenth St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

Whether singing of unfinished love or the politics of economic austerity, the Portuguese band Deolinda has won the public's attention for its blending of traditional and contemporary music. Its debut album, The Song Next Door, quickly went platinum and has been described as capturing "the tension between old and new Lisbon, between traditional fado and the future." Its wildly popular song "How Silly I Am" has been described as "an anthem of frustration for the jobless and by far the most educated generation ever in Portugal." It generated a peaceful demonstration of 300,000, and the band has been called "the voice of the lost generation." Join band members for lunch and a conversation that may range from music to the band's political activism to what you and Portuguese youth have in common.

Deolinda will be in Bloomington to perform at the Friday and Saturday night Lotus World Music Festival showcases. For more on the Lotus festival and on the band and its music visit these websites: Lotus, Deolinda at Lotus, and the band's website here.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "lotus lunch," and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The lunch is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

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