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Celebrate Puerto Rican history and culture at IUN

The Latino Studies Program at Indiana University Northwest will celebrate Puerto Rican history and culture through an exciting night of dance, music and theatre with Africaribe on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Savannah Center Auditorium.

Admission is free and after the performance Africaribe will host a workshop encouraging audience participation.

AfriCaribe is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, research, promotion and development of the Puerto Rican and Caribbean cultures through music, dance, theatre and other artistic mediums. AfriCaribe serves the greater Chicagoland area in a variety of ways. Based in Humboldt Park, AfriCaribe's academy is able to offer classes to neighborhood residents of various ages and ethnic and cultural backgrounds in an easily accessible location situated in the heart of Paseo Boricua. Instructors in the academy have also worked very closely with other Chicago-based entities to provide cultural education including Dance Africa and the Chicago Public Schools.

While AfriCaribe is an organization created to celebrate African traditions in Puerto Rican and other Caribbean cultures, the performance ensemble serves numerous other ethnic and cultural groups. It also travels to various parts of the city and surrounding communities to share the accumulated knowledge and experience of the members with interested parties including universities, colleges, churches, community centers and other civic organizations.

This event is co-sponsored by the IU Northwest Department of Minority Studies Latino Studies Program, the Latino Student Organization (ALMA) and the Diversity Programming Group of the Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning.

For more information, please contact (219) 980-6665.

  
Published:

09-15-2004

Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
OMC
219-980-6802
kkintz@iun.edu
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