Also, a Nadas concert special appearance on Sept. 2
FAYETTE, Iowa (August 14, 2008) -Upper Iowa University helps students celebrate cultural diversity through an annual concert series that brings an eclectic mix of artistic entertainment to its Fayette campus. All concerts are free and open to the public.
This year's schedule begins Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in Garbee Hall with the return of Salsa Magic, a Latin dance workshop that is both entertaining and educational.
"These dance instructors are a Peacock favorite and serves as a great first-day college mixer," said Daryl Grove, director of student activities. "We are proud to be opening this concert series to the public and look forward to a very sundry mix of entertainers that are sure to have our students and the Fayette community talking."
Acoustic Hip-Hop Soul trio Scratch Track will perform Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. in Garbee Hall. By mixing rapid-fire lyrics, street poetry, rich harmonies, virtuoso guitars, and explosive percussive vocals, Scratch Track is one of the most unique sounds to hit the music scene in many years.
BlackSoil Project will be on campus Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Garbee Hall. Hip hop music evokes emotions that demand response but Rahlo, the innovative artist behind the BlackSoil Project, gives a clear insight into himself and the dedicated messages in his music that encompass his own progressive and experimental style.
Folk rock musician Jason Walsmith of the Nadas will hold an outdoor concert on October 6 at 7 p.m. in Grace Meyer Square. The break dancing group Love Production will perform Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. in Garbee Hall.
The final performance of the series is Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in Dorman Gymnasium by Golden Dragon, acrobat artists from Beijing, China. The group will celebrate its 30th anniversary touring the U.S. in 2008, the same year its home nation is hosting the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing.
In addition to the concert series, the Nadas will make a scheduled appearance on the Fayette campus Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in Grace Meyer Square. The Nadas are from Des Moines and have been together nearly 15 years, recently releasing a new album, The Ghosts Inside These Halls. Upper Iowa University President Alan Walker will make a special guest appearance playing onstage with the band.
For more information about Upper Iowa University, go to www.uiu.edu. For questions regarding the concert series or the Nadas, please contact Grove at 563-425-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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