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Creole Choir of Cuba Comes to Campus

The Creole Choir is made up of 10 singers from Camagüey, Cuba.

The Creole Choir of Cuba will play Mandeville Auditorium on campus as part of its first U.S. tour. The Grammy-nominated group sings a cappella arrangements of Haitian and Martinique merengues, mazurkas, and other styles—sung in Creole.

The Philadelphia Inquirer said the “Creole Choir’s experience is just as much for the emotions and gut as it is for the ears and eyes.” And the Washington Post Blog said the Creole Choir of Cuba is “a joyous fusion of old traditions and new.”

There is a community pre-performance dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and is $12 or $7 for UCSD students. The menu consists of Black-Eyed Pea Fritters, Creole-Style Chicken, Cuban Rice, Mixed Greens with Yogurt Dressing, and Tres Leches Cake.

Tickets are $10 to $30. To purchase tickets call 858-534-8497 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online here.

The program is brought to campus through its community partner: World Beat Center, and its campus partners: the Cross-Cultural Center, International Center, LGBT Resource Center, Women’s Center and the African & African-American Studies Research Center.

For directions to the Mandeville Auditorium click here.

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