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SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY

PHOENIX, Ariz.– February 12, 2016 – Each year South Mountain Community College (SMCC) presents two signature performing arts events to honor and celebrate Black History Month.

The SMCC Storytelling Institute presents the 6th annual “Return to the African Village”on Friday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Experience this enchanting performance journeying to an African Village through the arts of storytelling, drumming, and dancing.

This year the annual extravaganza explores the connections between Africa and Brazil featuring Grupo Axe Capoeira Arizona, Storytelling Institute Faculty and Students, and Community Storytellers.

Come early for Oya’s Market featuring “Bead for Life” from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and available on Eventbrite at http://tiny.cc/h9c08x or at the door. All tickets are general admission.

For more information about this event contact:
Liz Warren at 602.243.8026 or Marilyn Torres at 602.243.8022

The SMCC Music Department proudly presents the Spring Jazz Festival featuring the multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, trumpeter, arranger and composer Johnny Britt. Performances also include SMCC’s very own Day Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jerome Garrison and the SMCC Latin Jazz Band under the direction of Eddie Gaona. Britt will be performing songs from his forthcoming album “Marvin meets Miles”.

The festival starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and available on Eventbrite at http://tiny.cc/jazzfest. The event is free to Students with college ID. All tickets are general admission.

For more information about this event contact: Desire Howard at 602.243.8382.