The Biakuye Percussion Group will present two free performances of traditional African dance and music Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Fine Arts Theatre on St. Clair County Community College’s Port Huron campus. The first performance will be part of the college’s Thursday at Noon Concert Series. The second performance, presented by SC4’s Global Diversity Advisory Council, will be at 7 p.m. Both concerts will include jazz improvisation, creative arrangements of traditional songs, original compositions and dance.
The Biakuye Percussion Group includes:
- · Mark Stone on Gyil xylophone and Kalimba
- · Sulley Imoro with dance, vocals and Lunna talking drum
- · Sawande Keita on Djembe and Kpanlogo drum
The concerts are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant program, administered by the Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens. Noon concerts are scheduled throughout the fall and winter semesters at SC4, offering a variety of talent and musical style. The concerts are free. Continuing this year is an option to enjoy lunch with the performers in the college’s Fine Arts Galleries following each noon concert. The lunch cost is $10, and seating is limited. Reservations are required by calling (810) 989-5709 by the Monday before each concert. For details about the Thursday at Noon Concert Series, call (810) 989-5709 or visitwww.sc4.edu/noonconcerts.