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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 2, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College will hold two Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance workshops and a concert on Friday, March 9.  The workshops will be held for Ramapo students at 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. in the Berrie Center’s Sharp Theater.  The concert will at 8 p.m. also in the Sharp Theater.  The concert will include folkloric music and dance ensembles in celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture with music, samba dancing, and breathtaking capoeira martial arts dance.

The events are sponsored by the Schomburg Distinguished Visiting Scholar/Artist Program, the School of Contemporary Arts, and the Berrie Center.    

The workshops invite students to learn and perform music and dance with visiting artists of the Ologundê Music and Dance Group.  Ologundê ill also perform at the concert along with the Ramapo Brazilian Percussion Ensemble. 

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $21, $18, or $15.  Tickets for children under 17 are $12 and free for students.  A five percent discount off regular ticket prices is issued to seniors, WBGO Radio members, New Jersey Jazz Society members, WFUV Radio members, and Ramapo Affiliates. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Sharp Theater at the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at 201.684.7844 or visit www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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