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