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In celebration of Black History Month, West Los Angeles College in Culver City is hosting a series of free events, including an evening dance, art, music and poetry at the campus' Fine Arts Theatre. This free event will feature performances and works from
Poet - Wanda Coleman: The poet’s latest collection – her 19th book -- is titled The World Falls Away. "It’s a continuation of my odyssey as an African-American woman, writer, mother, now grandmother, and the city as I live it, the city as it’s defined me," Coleman says. For the last 40 years, Los Angeles-based poet Wanda Coleman has written about the L.A. she loves and hates.
Capoeira Brazil: Capoeira was created by Brazilian slaves. It is a fusion of dance, martial arts and music, rooted in African cultures. Capoeira Brazil is a popular Los Angeles based teaching and performing group.
Sculptor – Michael Chukes: “His brightly colored, primarily female sculptures depict the many dimensions of the human figure, often with exaggerated and seemingly misplaced appendages-hands attached to heads or backs, leading up to elongated necks and impossible long, wavy locks. The results are slightly surreal pieces that cause the viewer to re-examine their notions of beauty and the body.” (OaklandLocal.com)
More information about the event can be found here.