Distributed July 14, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis

News Advisory

Performers to present evening of West African dance and music

Students from Brown’s summer session will be joined by a West African drumming troupe for a July 18th performance of West African dance, music and storytelling at Brown’s Ashamu Dance Studio.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Students and guest performers will present a program of traditional West African dance and music on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 in the Ashamu Dance Studio.

Students of Michelle Bach-Coulibaly, senior lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance, will present the final performance of the University’s summer session at 7 p.m. They will be joined by Troupe Komme Djosse, a West African jembe drumming ensemble, in a program of dance, music and storytelling from Mali West Africa.

The performance is open to the public; a donation of $5 is suggested. The Ashamu Dance Studio is located in Lyman Hall, 77 Waterman St. For further information, call 401-863-3285.