01/30/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/31/2024 09:10
ZUZU African Acrobats will perform at Penn State York on Feb. 8 and the show features fast pyramid building, limbo, chair balancing, comedy juggling, contortion and more. The free performance is at 12:15 p.m. in Rosie's Cafe in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.
YORK, Pa. - In celebration of Black History Month, the ZUZU African Acrobats will perform at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 8 in Rosie's Café in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at Penn State York. The performance is free and open to the public.
Hailing from Tanzania, ZUZU African Acrobats celebrate the 2,000-year-old Bantu culture of East Africa. Each member of the cast has received special instructions from elders in the Bagamoyo Arts and Cultural Institute to perform these ancient traditions to audiences around the world. The show features fast pyramid building, limbo, chair balancing, comedy, fast skip rope, juggling, contortion, and much more, set to high-energy, fast-paced Lingala music. ZUZU celebrates their niche culture of Dar Es Salaam through jaw dropping acrobatics, live music, singing, dancing, and more.
The group gained stardom after appearing on the television show "America's Got Talent" in 2009 where they were a semifinalist. This performance is sponsored by the University Programming Board (UPB) at Penn State York.
Poster Display - Posters are being displayed throughout the campus during the month of February in celebration of Black History Month and highlight important facts and celebrations. The poster series is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee.
THINKFAST Trivia with a Black History Month Theme - Noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, Rosie's Café in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. Test your knowledge on subjects with a Black History Month theme and play THINKFAST Trivia in Rosie's Café in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on campus. Participants have a chance to learn something new and win cash prizes. This event is sponsored by UPB at the York campus