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Spirit and Soul: A Celebration of Black Performance Styles

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by marketingworkstudy No Comments

Spirit and Soul photoThe Basilica of Saint Mary and Minneapolis Community and Technical College present Spirit and Soul, A Celebration of Black Performance Styles. This evening of dance, song, and poetry will bring to you performance styles of the Caribbean, West Africa, Brazil, and the United States. The night will be a festive exploration of how elements of African musical traditions transformed, or blended, with European music, catalyzing new forms of expression from capoeira to rock and roll.

When: Friday April 17, 7–9 p.m.

Where: Basilica of Saint Mary
1600 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

This event is FREE and open to the public! Parking is also free in the MCTC ramp. For more information, contact Sandy Jacobson at or 612-659-6316.

Artwork for this event was created by MCTC student Edward Johnson, featured in this fall 2014 City College News story.

MCTC and the Basilica of St. Mary Honor Black History Month

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

Spirit and Soul exhibitMinneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is honored to announce its partnership with the Basilica of St. Mary in celebrating Black History Month. The Basilica is hosting Spirit and Soul: The Culture of Balance, Rhythm and Texture. This exhibit showcases artwork from many MCTC students, and runs through Feb. 23.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Lower Oval Gallery of the Basilica. In addition, the Basilica will host a concert in honor of the exhibit and Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Please note, this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather across the state.