Rhythms of Life Series

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The Rhythms of Life Series is a vibrant succession of cultural performances providing hours of lively and interesting entertainment to the campus community. The performances in this series give true meaning to the word "diverse" as they feature a variety of music, dance, and storytelling from all regions of the world. Past performers include Native Nations Dance Theater, Dragon and Lion Chinese Dancers, Rhythms and Blues, Celtic/Irish music, Indian Sitar and Tabla, Caribbean Steel Pans, Indigenous Aztec Music and Dance, Romanian Gypsy, Japanese Taiko Drums, Spanish Flamenco, and much more.

Coming for the 2016/17 Season!

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Cosmic Jibaros
Latin Fusion
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Bruno’s Café

Caravan of Thieves
Gypsy Jazz Rhythms & Swing
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Bruno's Café

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3 Musicians posing with instruments outdoors Various dancers holding diffrent dancing positions

De Temps Antan
Traditional & Contemporary French Canadian Blend
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Bruno’s Café

SOLE Defined​
Percussive Dance Theater
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Bruno’s Café

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Musicians Posting with instruments outside--an older male and a younger male as well as a female holding two daisy flowers Musicians siting and standing around a couch smiling at the camera

McCarthy Family Irish Trio
Good Ole Irish Tunes
Friday, March 17, 2017
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Bruno’s Café

Bumper Jacksons
Americana Roots Jazz, Country Swing & Street Blues
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Bruno’s Café

Shadows of various individuals dancing
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Past Seasons

About the Series

For more information about the series, please contact Andy Herrera, Director of Educational Equity and Diversity Programs.

1 Reed Union Building
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: 814-898-7101
Fax: 814-898-6823
Email: DiversityBehrend@psu.edu

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