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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 22, 2008

MAHWAH – The rhythmic sounds of Les Yeux Noirs – The Black Eyes – will be presented at Ramapo College of New Jersey in January.

Les Yeux Noirs, a Paris-based octet, will perform in a return engagement in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College.  For twelve years, Les Yeux Noirs have been carving their own path down the road of Yiddish and Gypsy music, supported by a growing audience.  Both joyous and nostalgic, this nomadic music perfectly reflects the lives of a persecuted people in exile, caught up in a massive Diaspora, all with an unshakeable will to live.

In 2001, Les Yeux Noirs made their debut in the United States.  To date, they have performed more than a hundred concerts in their six tours in the States and they now regularly tour the United States three months of every year.

The octet will perform Sunday, January 25 at 3 p.m. in the Sharp Theater, located in The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.  Tickets cost $25, $23 and $20 for adults and $15 for children under 17.  A 5% discount off regular ticket prices will be given to senior citizens and WBGO Radio and N.J. Jazz Society members.  To order tickets, call the box office at 201.684.7844 or log on to www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, (201) 684-6844.

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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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