Global Fest

GLOBAL FEST
A FREE 3-DAY ASC WORLD ADVENTURE

» NOVEMBER 12 - 14 «

 

THE MAJESTY OF AFRICAN ART

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 12 » Noon

Featuring Dr. Emily G. Hanna, Curator of the Arts of Africa of the Birmingham Museum of Art » Journey to Africa with Dr. Hanna and capture the spirit of African art. She will bring pieces of African art from the Birmingham Museum of Art for display and discussion. Each piece tells a unique story and with each story, comes a new discovery.

A TOUCH OF TANGO

Thursday, NOVEMBER 13 » Noon

Featuring UAB’s Drs. Sara Alvarez and Roswell Pfister. » These famed UAB dancing doctors have been performing since childhood, have tangoed around the world, and are versed in other dance forms such as vintage, ragtime, Latin and Standard International partner dancing. However, their passion is Argentine Tango. Don’t miss their captivating lunchtime performance!

EGYPT: A VIEW FROM ABOVE

Thursday, NOVEMBER 13 » 5:45pm

Featuring Dr. Sarah Parcak, Director of the Laboratory of Global Research at UAB. » Learn how and why Egyptologist Dr. Sarah Parcak’s research has reinvigorated exploration for ancient sites throughout the Middle East. Dr. Parcak, a National Geographic Fellow and 2012 TED Fellow, will discuss how she uses satellite imagery to identify ancient sites around the world.

SOUNDS OF IRELAND

Friday, NOVEMBER 14 » Noon

Featuring Russell Hopper, Master Irish fiddle player » The centuries-old tradition of Irish music continues to be an important aspect of daily Irish life despite the increasing modern day cultural influences. Hopper’s program explores the core of Irish traditional music and its role in modern Irish culture. This program features an Irish fiddle performance (along with other instruments native to Ireland) and interactive discussion.

» Join the ASC for invigorating lunch time/evening  lectures and

grab a bite from local food trucks. «

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UAB Gospel Choir Summer Concert
Sunday 7/19
UAB Gospel Choir Summer Concert 07/19/2015
$5.00, 7.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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For this year’s summer concert, the smaller summer choir will feature the music of recording artists Erica Campbell, Kevin Lemmons, Kirk Franklin and The Commodores, as well as selections from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Mirrors” CD. Proceeds from the concert will help with expenses related to the choir’s 20th anniversary reunion weekend this fall and its planned tour in Canada in May 2016.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Saturday 8/15
Robert Randolph and the Family Band 08/15/2015
$, 20.00, 30.80, 32.60, 38.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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They’ve rocked some of the biggest stages in the business. Finally, Robert Randolph & The Family Band are bringing
their intense, good-time funk, and brilliant pedal steel guitar playing to the ASC. » First, let’s talk guitar. Randolph’s
unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
list. Rolling Stone called the group “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom,” making their appearance at the ASC one that should not be missed. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be a show that will have you dancing in your seat!

Rickie Lee Jones
Friday 8/21
Rickie Lee Jones 08/21/2015
$29.00, 39.00, 49.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Finally. Rickie Lee Jones is coming back to Birmingham! The ASC is thrilled to present the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter for an evening of musical reminiscing and exploration. Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, she graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice in two years, and performed an unprecedented three songs during her second appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Her latest album and first new music in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded, and rooted in New Orleans.