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African Heritage Revue To Perform At Clarkson's Snell Hall Sept. 24

[A photograph of Shindana Cooper is available for newspaper use at news/photos/shindana.jpg.  A photo of Malaika Cooper is available at news/photos/malaika.jpg.]

The African Heritage Revue will bring their storytelling and dancing talents to Clarkson University’s Snell Auditorium on Friday, September 24.  Their performance is part of the 1999 World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, co-sponsored by Clarkson and SUNY Potsdam.malaika

Based in Baltimore, the cultural arts organization seeks to promote authentic African art forms as a vehicle for cultural expression.  The group includes storyteller/poet Shindana Cooper, dancer/drummer Malaika Cooper, and Shakumba Phipps, who is a ceremonial stilt walker.  Through an exciting program of traditional dance, music and folklore, the Revue perpetuates the centuries-old tradition of oral history.

The African Heritage Revue has performed at public and private schools, colleges and universities, and for religious groups, corporate organizations and events such as the Afram Expo in Baltimore and the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice in Washington, D.C.

In addition to Friday night’s performance, the group will appear on the Main Stage on Market Street during the World in Potsdam diversity festival on Saturday, September 25.  Admission to both public performances is free.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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