14, will be a "Big Day" on the UNC Asheville campus.
Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) and Hispanic Outreach for
Learning and Awareness (HOLA) have organized The Big Day --
featuring music, games, silent auction and rummage sale -- to
benefit the Amani Children's Foundation, which assists African
children orphaned by AIDS. The festivities will wrap up with
performances by Yo Momma's Big Fat Booty Band and Santino.
The Big Day kicks
off at 1 p.m. on UNC Asheville's Quad (rain location is the
Highsmith University Union). In addition to the games, silent
auction and rummage sale, music will be provided throughout the day
by the UNC Asheville bluegrass band, Bare Down Easy; the jazz trio,
Ballerman; and UNC Asheville's women's a cappella group, All Girls'
Staff. Headliners Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Santino will take
center stage at 6 p.m.
The Big Day is
free and open to the public. All proceeds from donations, the silent
auction and the rummage sale will benefit the Amani Children’s
"Our intention is
to make The Big Day an annual event to raise awareness about and
money for children who have lost their parents to AIDS," said UNC
Asheville senior and SGAC President John Stephens. "To date, more
than 15 million children have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa. By
the year 2010, the U.N. predicts that number will exceed 20
Stephens said this
event has turned into a campus-wide effort. "Several student
organizations have banded together to make this day possible,
lending not only money but many hours of time to make The Big Day a
Event headliner Yo
Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is a seven-member band playing laid-back
grooves and heavy backbeats to create a multi-genre blend that can
best be described as "bounce music." By adding colorful costumes and
a high-energy stage show, the band ensures that the entire audience
is on its feet and dancing. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, which has
played to crowds throughout the Southeast, just released its newest
CD "Now You Know."
Also slated to
take The Big Day stage is Santino. After fronting Peru’s biggest
progressive rock band, Fragil, Santino moved to the U.S. and quickly
made a name in the music industry. His songs, which are a
combination of Latin rock and world beats, have appeared in films
such as "War of the Worlds," "Nacho Libre" and "Employee of the
Month" as well as in popular television shows. Santino's debut CD, "Indiocumentado,"
will be released this spring.
information, call student event organizers John Stephens at
336/558-7857 or Alejandra Ulrey at 828/337-7353.