Roots of Africa Music Ensemble at EMPAC Wed., May 3, 7:00 pm

Roots of Africa Music Ensemble at EMPAC Wed., May 3, 7:00 pm

Date posted: 2017-04-26 15:57:51

The Roots of Africa Music Ensemble, under the direction of Arts Professor of Practice Ade Knowles, is pleased to announce its Spring concerts for 2017. The popular student Afro-Cuban percussion group returns to the EMPAC Theatre on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:00 pm for a second performance along with the student a cappella group Partial Credit, in celebration of the magic of song and Rhythm.  The concert is free and open to the public. 

The following Saturday, May 6, at 11:00 am, Roots of Africa performs in downtown Troy, at the African retail shop Nine Steps Away to Africa, 199 River St.  Kick off your weekend in 3/2 clave, enjoy Troy, and check out this unique boutique! 

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West Hall 326

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