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Fall 2011 - Purdue University
Cultural Arts Series
Fall 2011
Black Cultural Center
1100 Third St.
West Lafayette, IN 47906-2109
discover the heritage
behind the history
August 2011
Thursday, Aug. 25
Boilerfest – New Student Orientation
Black Cultural Center • 4-6 p.m.
September 2011
Friday, Sept. 16
Jorge Arce
Black Cultural Center • 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17
BCC Friends and Family Day
with Jorge Arce
Black Cultural Center • 3 p.m.
October 2011
friday–Tuesday, Oct. 7-11
Research Tour –
San Juan and Loiza, Puerto Rico
Thursday, Oct. 13
Platanos and Collard Greens
Fowler Hall • 8 p.m.
Thursday– friday, Oct. 20-21
BCC Coffeehouse
Black Cultural Center • 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Homecoming Weekend
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Howard Dodson —
In Motion: The African-American
Migration Experience
Fowler Hall • 7 p.m.
November 2011
Sunday–Wednesday, Nov. 13-16
Women of Color Conference
Sunday, Nov. 13
AfriCaribe Bomba
Fowler Hall • 3 p.m.
December 2011
Friday, Dec. 2
Cultural Arts Festival
Loeb Playhouse • 7 p.m.
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Purdue University
Cultural Arts Series
Fall 2011
Rhythm of hope, power of heritage
Exploring the Afro-Latin experience
From the Caribbean rhythm of the Bomba drums to the clamorous sounds in the streets of Loiza, Puerto Rico, the
intertwining of the African and Latin cultures are dynamic, distinctive and unmistakable. follow Purdue’s Black
Cultural Center as it explores the political, social and artistic relationship between the two cultures.
august
october
Thursday, Aug. 25
friday–Tuesday, Oct. 7-11
Boilerfest – New Student Orientation
Research Tour –San Juan and Loiza, Puerto Rico
Black Cultural Center ª 4-6 p.m.
Students will explore the African influence on
Puerto Rican culture. They will visit the historic
district of Old San Juan, the El Yunque rain
forest and one of the best kept secrets of the
Western World — the town of Loiza. “Born free”
blacks and those who escaped enslavement
founded the town. It is the birthplace of the
African-inspired musical form of Bomba.
Students and visitors will be immersed in AfroLatin music, food, salsa dancing and fun as the
center celebrates its Afro-Latin Diaspora theme.
New students will be introduced to the BCC,
various student organizations and campus
support services.
September
Thursday, Oct. 13
Platanos and Collard Greens
Friday, Sept. 16
Jorge Arce
Fowler Hall ª 8 p.m.
Black Cultural Center ª 7 p.m.
The play “Platanos and
Collard Greens” is a
comedy about two college
students, an African-American and Latina, who
fall in love. Cultures and hidden prejudices collide as their families are forced to confront and
overcome biases while the couple defends their
bond to family and friends.
Arce will bring Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean
culture to life through an interactive, multimedia
presentation of music, dances, lore, stories and
history handed down for more than two centuries.
A Harvard graduate, Jorge is an actor, dancer,
singer, cultural historian and researcher.
Saturday, Sept. 17
Thursday–friday, Oct. 20-21
BCC Friends and Family Day with Jorge Arce
Black Cultural Center ª 3 p.m.
Attendees will be entertained with live music
and activities, games and cultural happenings
immediately after the Purdue/Southeast Missouri
State football game. Find old friends and make
new ones in this event that will make you feel
like family.
BCC Coffeehouse
Black Cultural Center ª 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Homecoming Weekend
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Howard Dodson —
In Motion: The Africa-American
Migration Experience
Fowler Hall ª 7 p.m.
Dodson will address the
nation’s cultural shift during
what was known as the “Great Migration,” when
2 million African-Americans moved from the
southern United States to the Midwest, Northeast and West from 1910-1930. Dodson, retired
director of the Schomburg Center for Research
in Black Culture, will discuss the migration’s
impact on blacks and the nation’s political,
economic, social and cultural development.
November
Sunday–Wednesday, Nov. 13-16
Women of Color Conference
Sunday, Nov. 13
AfriCaribe Bomba
Fowler Hall ª 3 p.m.
The audience will enjoy an
evening of Puerto Rican music,
song and dance that reflects
the African influence. The Bomba is a uniquely
Puerto Rican music and dance genre that will
keep the audience moving.
December
Friday, Dec. 2
Cultural Arts Festival
Loeb Playhouse ª 7 p.m.
For additional information, visit
www.purdue.edu/bcc
Migration tagline: copy to come.
The festival is a culmination of the BCC’s
semester-long exploration of Afro-Latin
culture and the Diaspora featuring the BCC
Performing Arts Ensembles. Admission:
General public $7; Purdue students $5.
Purdue is an equal access/equal opportunity university
Produced by Purdue Marketing and Media BCC.11.1347

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