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IU Northwest to host multi-cultural concert on Sept. 26

‘Rhythm & Dance – Crossing Continents’ to honor African, Mexican cultural expression

Monday Aug 27, 2012


In honor of Hispanic-American Heritage Month, the Indiana University Northwest Office of Diversity Programming and the Department of Minority Studies invite the campus and community to enjoy a special multi-cultural concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium.

“Rhythm & Dance - Crossing Continents” shares the best of African and Mexican cultural expression.  It will include fascinating rhythms and footwork from southern Veracruz, Mexico, weaved together with indigenous Mexican, Spanish, Arabic, and African music and dance styles to explore shared historical roots of these centuries-old traditions.

IU Northwest graduate, Vickie Casanova returns to IU Northwest with The BUSA Family Afrikan Drums & Dance and West African traditions. Casanova earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in urban studies from IU Northwest in 2012.

Audience participation is encouraged in the finale, representing the collective gathering around the tarima wooden dance platform.  

Campus visitors may park for no charge at the Park & Ride lot located at Arts on Grant in the Village Shopping Center (Grant Street and 37th Avenue). The RedHawk Shuttle will transport visitors to the campus Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Shuttles depart from the Park & Ride lot every 10 minutes and makes two campus stops: the Moraine Student Center, and the south entrance of the Library Conference Center along 35th Avenue.

Visitors may also purchase a temporary parking permit for $2 a day from a parking permit kiosk, located on the west side of the main campus lot (off of 33rd Avenue), or near the entrance of the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center along 35th Avenue. Parking permits are required in all lots from 6 a.m. on Monday through 10 p.m. on Thursday. Friday and weekend parking is free, and permits are not required.

Please arrive early as event seating will be limited to auditorium capacity. For more information, contact Phyllis Barlow at (219) 980-6596 or plbarlow@iun.edu.

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