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Thursday, April 6, 2000

O'Samba Dance Theatre to perform in conjunction with Multicultural Festival Week

SALISBURY, MD---The O'Samba Dance Theatre performs a collection of Afro-Brazilian dances, music and songs on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Caruthers Hall Auditorium at Salisbury State University in conjunction with Multicultural Festival Week.

A special feature of the O'Samba Dance Theatre is the capoeira, a dance developed by Africans brought to Brazil as slaves over 400 years ago; it incorporates the speed and agility of martial arts dancing and acrobatics, and teaches a philosophy of resolving conflict without force. Authentic instruments and colorful costumes enhance the program.

As an added feature, the O'Samba Capoeira group will be on campus the following day, May 4, for demonstrations at the "Hands Around the Campus" event. A "Drum Circle" will be formed giving everyone an opportunity to display his or her skills in rhythm. The Drum Circle is a traditional art form which brings participants together to express themselves collectively using a chorus of tuned drums, percussion and vocals to create music together while having a great time.

The annual Multicultural Festival Week is sponsored by the SSU Office of Multiethnic Student Services and a host of campus organizations. For additional information please call 410-548-4503. All events are free and open to the public.

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