Intercollegiate West African dance/music concert in New Paltz

In what is being as described as the region’s first intercollegiate African dance and music program, organizations from Marist, Bard, Vassar and SUNY-New Paltz come together on Friday, April 6 to present “Kingdom Come: The West African Experience.” What began as the senior project of New Paltz Communications major Nathalie Mensah soon blossomed into a much larger unifying initiative. The Vassar College UJIMA Choir, the Bard College African dance group Afropulse and the SUNY-New Paltz Afrobeat dance group Golden Roots (pictured above) will be a few of the performers on this night.

The event is free and open to the public. It takes place at 8 p.m. in the Studley Theater on the campus of SUNY-New Paltz. For more information, e-mail nathaliemensah@ymail.com or call (845) 821-1438.