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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating you
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.