Black History Month 1997 (2)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:02/13/97

Contact: Margie Yu
Public Affairs Assistant
(323) 343-3047

CAL STATE L.A. CELEBRATES 1997 BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH
AUTHOR NELSON PEERY AND SINGER RICARDO LEMVO

What & Who:
California State University, Los Angeles will be celebrating 1997 Black History Month with a music performance by Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, and a special program featuring author Nelson Peery.

Major events:
On Mon., Feb. 17, 12 noon, lead singer and composer Ricardo Lemvo and the band, Makina Loca, will be performing at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Theatre. Makina Loca is a Los-Angeles based group that plays an infectious mix of Afro-Cuban rhythms and soukous music from Zaire. Formed in 1990 by Cal State L.A. alumnus Ricardo Lemvo, the eight-member group is composed of musicians from Africa, Cuba, Europe and the United States. Makina Loca has a loyal following in Southern California that transcends ethnic, cultural and social boundaries.

On Tue., Feb. 18, 4:20-6 p.m., Nelson Peery, author of the highly-acclaimed Black Fire: The Making of an American Revolutionary, will give a presentation in the Los Angeles Room of the University-Student Union. Black Fire tells a story of a young black man's rite of passage during the depression and World War II. Peery says, "No one had ever told the story of the black soldier in the war and I wanted to set the record straight,..."

Where:
Cal State L.A. is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways.

Info:
Free to the public. For more information, call the Cal State L.A. Pan African Student Resource Center at (323) 343-5131.

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