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WVU Parkersburg to host African dance and drum ensemble Feb. 13.
CONTACT: Cindy Gissy, assistant professor of education, 304-424-8259 or Daniel Moalusi, assistant professor of economics, 304-424-8298.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host the Soul in Motion Players, an African dance and drum ensemble, in a free program at noon, Thursday, Feb. 13.
The concert of riveting dance, drum and spoken word poetry is open to the public and will be held in the college’s multi-purpose room.
Performances by this multi-talented, multi-faceted group of artists feature the live accompaniment of shekera, congas, djembes and djundjun fused into an electrifying cultural journey from Africa, to the Caribbean and the United States. The ensemble’s program "Reflecting Africa" celebrates the traditional rhythm, dance, drum and oral tradition of African people worldwide.
Since the formation of the ensemble in 2001, the Soul in Motion Players, consisting of professional poets, dancers and drummers, have received critical acclaim. The WVU Parkersburg program is part of the college’s Black History Month observance. The campus Social Justice Committee is sponsoring the concert.
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