Black Koffeehouse Feb. 17 to feature poetry, dance, music

Author: Arts and Letters


The Black Cultural Arts Council (BCAC) at the University of Notre Dame will host its 12th annual Black Koffeehouse at 7p.m. Friday (Feb. 17) in the ballroom of the LaFortune Student Center. Admission is $6 and tickets are available at the door.

The event will feature an eclectic selection of poetry, African dance, singing and music, highlighted this year by a presentation on “‘Hidden’ Black History,” a “Tribute to Black Men,” and a performance by Kuukua Yomekpe, rector of Notre Dame’s Pangborn Hall, who will dance to traditional South African Pata Pata music.

Established in 1994 by a graduate student and since coordinated by students, the goal of the traditionally sold-out event is to showcase the innovative spirit and brilliance of Notre Dame’s African-American student community. Since its inception, it has grown to include audiences of more than 200 students, parents and other members of the Notre Dame community.

BCAC, which also sponsors such events as the “Blak Images” variety show in the fall and a spring fashion show, is a student organization advised by Multicultural Student Programs and Services in the Division of Student Affairs.

Contact: Jennifer Monahan, Office of Student Affairs, 574-631-5550

Originally published by Julie Flory &Jennifer Monahan at on February 15, 2006.