Monday, February 4, 2008

Office of Black Diasporan Culture Sponsors African Caribbean Concert

The New York based Ase (as-shay) Dance Theatre brings the music, song, and dance of the African Diasporan experience to Florida A&M University’s Lee Hall Auditorium on February 15, at 8 p.m.

Led by award- winning choreographer Adia Whitaker, Ase is the featured guest artist for the Annual African Caribbean Concert produced by FAMU’s Office of Black Diasporan Culture and co-sponsored by FAMU’s Office of Student Activities and the 37th FAMU Student Senate.

Ase Dance Theatre is a professional neo-folkloric performance ensemble that is made up of freestyle dancers/spoken word artists, and musicians. Since 2000, ASE has presented work that links modern dance, original vernacular movement, and traditional dance theater from the African Diaspora to conceptual ideas in the human experience.

The concert will also feature poet Saddi Khali and the FAMU Rhythm Rushers, a Bahamian Junkanoo Group. Khali has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and has performed across the world for the last 15 years.

Tickets for the concert may be purchased at the FAMU Ticket Box Office located on the Set the night of the show. The show is free for FAMU students and children under 12; $8 for general admission; and $5 for senior citizens and non-FAMU students. Group and advance tickets may be purchased through the Office of Black Diasporan Culture by calling (850) 412-7525.

For more information contact La Toya Davis-Craig at (850) 412-7525 or via email at

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