African-American celebration features music and culture
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2004) - "Heart of
the Beat: A Celebration of Culture through Music" is the theme of the
annual black history month celebration of Manchester College's Black
Jazz saxophone artist Ty Causey is the featured
guest for the 7 p.m. celebration on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Wampler
Auditorium. Admission is free.
The Black Student Union plans to present a timeline
of some important aspects of African-American music and culture, said
LaKesha C. Lee, assistant to the director of multicultural affairs at
the college. Various musical performances are scheduled and the history
of African-American song will be discussed at the celebration.
Ty Causey, a native of Fort Wayne, has just
released his first solo CD, N-Tysing.