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AND STILL WE DANCE… “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within” at Laney College, Dec. 12-13

1 December 2014

DANCE

Witness the artistry of Laney’s ILO ~ Communication, through the lens of dance! Friday & Saturday, December 12-13, 8:00PM in the Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center. General Admission $15.00. Students, Seniors & Children $10.00.

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Laney College Department of Dance Presents Afro-Cuban November Workshops, Nov. 25 – 26

6 November 2014

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Upcoming Afro-Cuban Master Dance Workshops at Laney College will be taught by the renown Dolores Perez of Afro-Cuba de Matanzas and Ana Perez of Los Munequitos de Matanzas! Dance for a vibrant life!

ALL LEVELS WELCOME. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Instructor Bios:

Ana Herrera Perez:
Ana Perez Herrera has been the lead vocalist and dancer for Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, since 1980. Los Muñequitos de Matanzas is one of the highest regarded masters of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and dance, especially known for Rumba.

Ana grew up with a rich family culture, a descendent of the Villamil Family, who developed artistically the seat of Afro-Cuban Folklore. She is not only an accomplished rumba dancer, highly sought after for classes and workshops worldwide, but her distinctive voice, has added an essential dimension to the Muñequitos sound, with her ease of singing in a very high range.

Dolores Perez Herrera:
Dolores Perez is one of Cuba’s greatest singers and dancers from the province of Matanzas. She was one of the founding member of Afro Cuba de Matanzas and can be heard on all of their recordings. She is best known for her performances on Caridad

An Omo Ochun and a Madrina to many, Dolores was featured in Afrocuba’s 1987 trip to the Smithsonian Folkway Festival.

Dolores is an ahijada of her aunt Tomasa Villamil, the Matriarch of the Villamil family. Tomasa’s grandparents were two musicians from Oyo, Nigeria, the old imperial Yoruba capital. They were kidnapped and brought over to Cuba in the 1880’s. The family has given Matanzas many of its best musicians, singers, and dancers.

Prior to joining Afrocuba, Dolores sang and danced with Los Portuarios, La Imaliana, and in the Carnival Comparsas in Matanzas. In addition to her overwhelming talents as a singer, Dolores is also a well-respected teacher of dance.

She has lead and participated in Afro-Cuban folkloric workshops world wide; both by invitation and while touring with Afro Cuba de Matanzas.

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Peralta News – Cosmetology at Laney College

3 November 2014

The Laney College Cosmetology Program prepares students in all phases of cosmetology! The program consists of training in theoretical foundations, hands-on experience, business knowledge, professional and ethical practices and prepares students for licensure examination through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Earn a Certificate of Completion or an Associate in Arts Degree at a fraction of the cost, for more information, please visit: http://www.laney.edu/wp/cosmetology/

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Educating the Hip-Hop Generation lecture by Kevin Powell at Merritt College

9 October 2014

Merritt College welcomed activist and author Kevin Powell, who gave a lecture on “Educating the Hip-Hop Generation.”

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Colorstruck by Donald E. Lacy, Jr. at Laney College, October 3-4

1 October 2014

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How to prevent the next Ferguson? The Conversation on Race Tour Continues…. For more information go to http://www.colorstruck.net

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Berkeley City College to host MoSAIC: A Festival of Math and Art, October 3-4

1 October 2014

MoSAIC-Poster-BCC-webBerkeley’s Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College will host MoSAIC: Mathematics of Science, Art, Industry and Culture: a Festival of Math and Art 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat., Oct. 3 & 4. The event is free and open to the public.

MoSAIC is a collaborative effort sponsored and funded by MSRI and administered by the Bridges organization. The groups create interdisciplinary mini conferences and festivals on mathematical connections in science, art, industry, and culture for colleges and universities around the United States and abroad.

The BCC event will include hands-on workshops, presentations, math/art exhibits, films and information exchanges with mathematicians and artists. Notable presenters include Art historian Carol Bier, George Hart, mathematician and sculptor, Vi Hart, YouTube math video producer, Chris Palmer, author of Shadowfolds, Karl Schaffer, dancer, and more. For details, visit www.mosaicmathart.org/events/berkeley.

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Latino Heritage Celebration Month Film Screening at Laney College

1 October 2014

Laney College 2014 Latino History MonthThere will be a film screening and discussion at Laney College during Latino Heritage Month. Food will be provided.

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Latino Heritage Celebration at Merritt College, October 7

1 October 2014

ASMC Latin@ Heritage  Independence

ASMC invites you to join us in celebrating Latin@ Heritage & Independence. Come and experience Latin@ Art, Music, Food, Danza, Speakers and Soul Healing. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Huey P. Newton & Bobby Seale Student Lounge in Building R-110 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Food will be provided.

 

For more information contact:

Dr. Lilia Chavez
Interim Director, Student Activities & Campus Life
ASMC Advisor
Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, Ca. 94619
Phone: (510) 434-3982
Email: lchavez@peralta.edu

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Whisper of Hope dance performance at College of Alameda, May 9

8 May 2014

TiaHyVọngPosterFriday, May 9, 8:00 p.m. in the College of Alameda Dance Studio, G111

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2014 African/African-American Graduation, May 17

6 May 2014

Afram_GradSaturday, May 17, 11:00 a.m. See flyer for details.

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