Dominican University Presents Black World Music Festival

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By Community Editor

COURTESY OF DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

River Forest, IL –Dominican University will host a Black World Music Festival, featuring cultural performances from African-American, African, and Caribbean musicians and dancers, on Saturday, October 5 from 6-11 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium on Dominican's Main Campus, 7900 West Division Street, River Forest.

Cultural performances reflecting various black world nationalities include the Caribbean Gizzae Reggae Band, the Ghanaian Sankofa Dance Ensemble, the Cameroonian Mankon Cultural Group, the Nigerian Wawa Children's Ojionu Dance Group and Ngwa Masquerade, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and L.Y.R.I.C. (Let Your Rhymes Inspire Creativity) Group.

Tickets for this program are $15 for adults, $7 for students, and free for children. All proceeds from the tickets will support a scholarship fund for Dominican students studying Black World Studies.

Dominican hosted its first Black World Music Festival in 2011. From those ticket sales and contributions from the Black World Studies Elders Council and the Dominican community, $25,000 was raised to support the scholarship. The University then matched the contribution for a total of $50,000. The Elder's Council's goal this year is to raise another $50,000.

To purchase tickets for the Festival, contact the Dominican University Performing Arts Center Box Office at (708) 488-5000 or visit dom.edu/pac.

For additional information, contact Nkuzi Nnam, professor of philosophy and director of the Black World Studies program, at (312) 927-4725 or (708) 524-6952.

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