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CCC to be featured in local Black History Month celebration
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is scheduled to take part in a unique celebration of Black History through song, dance and story at one of Clarksdale’s newest cultural art centers.

CCC to be featured in local Black History Month celebration

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Feb 23, 2016

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is scheduled to take part in a unique celebration of Black History through song, dance and story at one of Clarksdale’s newest cultural art centers.

Themed “A Healing Black History Month Celebration”, the show will kick off Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Crossroads Cultural Arts Center, located at 332 Delta Avenue, across from Ground Zero.

CCC’s Drum and Dance Ensemble will set the tone as the opening act for the free event that will be highlighted by singer, storyteller and oral historian Guelel Kumba from Senegal, West Africa.

Kumba is an oral historian of the Fulani people who, after hearing Fulani-melodies within Mississippi blues and gospel music, moved the Mississippi and formed the band Afrissippi.

According to Crossroads Cultural Arts Center Director Chandra Williams, the entire family will enjoy Kumba’s enchanting songs and powerful stories of ancient African American history.

Kumba will also be featured during a free community show at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb.25, at the Center.

For questions or more information, contact Williams at (662) 483-1294.

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