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Hartnell College to Celebrate Black History Month With Concert of African Music and Dance

February 4th, 2006

A concert featuring African music and dance will be presented at Hartnell College on Thursday, Feb. 16, to celebrate Black History Month.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in room 125 of the Performing Arts Facility.

The featured performer will be Mandjou Kone of Santa Cruz, who has taught the dances of West Africa for the past nine years. She will be accompanied by her mother, two sisters and other family members who are visiting from Burkina-Faso, a West African country.

Millicent Madrigal, Hartnell counselor, said that Kone's family will tell the history of the traditions of Africa and their family ancestry through dance, music and song. "We are looking forward to hearing the wisdom and the cultural experience that Mandjou and her family will share with our campus and community," she added.

The performance is sponsored by Hartnell's Center for International/Intercultural Education and World Music Institute.

For more information, call Millicent Madrigal at (831) 759-6017.