FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:02/13/97
Contact: Margie Yu
Public Affairs Assistant
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
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.