CONCERT TO HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THE ARTS  

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CONCERT TO HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THE ARTS

WHITTIER, CA (FEBRUARY 16, 2007) – Music. Dance. Art. Poetry. A Progressive Movement, will feature an eclectic mix of performance artists March 17, 8 p.m., Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 13406 E. Philadelphia St. $20. (562) 907-4203.

The concert will promote cultural diversity and the importance of artistic self-expression through a variety of mediums ranging from poetry to dance to music to fashion. The show’s headliner will be The Mighty 602 Band, an Arizona-based reggae group featuring Hopi singer Casper Lomayesva.

Other performers include, ADAAWE, a female drum and vocal group, SickStep, a Los Angeles-based hip hop dance group, and Fresh City, a slam poetry and Capoeira dance troupe. Apparel companies Evolve Universal Clothing and Acrylick Clothing Company will mount a fashion show featuring the meaning and message-oriented clothing they have become known for.

The event benefits the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation, an organization founded by the city’s Cultural Arts Commission. The foundation promotes and nurtures the arts in Whittier.


For more information about the event or to interview the organizer, Sudeshna Majumdar, please contact Benedict Calabaza at (562) 556-3003 or at irootsmedia@gmail.com.


Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service. Whittier College is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Orange County.

 

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