Vinx & "Memoirs of a Hip 'Ole Black Man"
September 25, 2015
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
$15 for general public
$10 for students with valid IDs.
Student tickets purchased on line must be accompanied by student ID at door.
Musician, songwriter and professor”
The Living Well presents the documentary, Memoirs of a Hip ‘Ole Black Man followed by a short performance and Q&A by Vinx, the artist featured in the film.
“What can you do better than anyone else?” is a question that Vinx regularly asks his students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Whether out of shyness or their search for some lofty answer, they often fail to grasp that the ONLY thing each of us can do better than anyone else is to be OURSELVES. And that is precisely what Vinx is most passionate about…
As a musician, songwriter, athlete and professor, VINX has fought to stay true to his vision for his art, his career and how he ultimately wants to be remembered… and he says it is his unfailing commitment to that unique voice inside him that has made all the difference in the face of both tragedy and triumph.
The film Memoirs of a Hip 'Ole Black Man presents a view of Vinx's life and career as a lesson in perseverance, humility, hard work, focus and the importance of staying true to your own, unique path and your own, unique gifts. It is an uplifting story and is perfect for audiences of all ages, interests and backgrounds.
After winning National Championships at Kansas State and recording the second longest triple jump in the world, Vinx was chosen for the 1980 Track and Field, US Olympic team, but the US boycott put an end to that dream and to those of so many amateur athletes at that time.
After his athletic career, Vinx turned his focus to music and has built a career touring with some of the most iconic names in the business (Sting, Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal, and many more) as well as recording and touring with his own bands and solo acts.
The documentary was written, directed and edited by Ivar Iding (Visual Thought Productions, NL) and premiered in Amsterdam in April.
Watch & listen to Vinx:
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