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"Amazing Acrobats of Africa" comes to Miller Auditorium

Jan. 22, 2006

KALAMAZOO--"Sarakasi the Amazing Acrobats of Africa" comes to Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University for a single performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.

Sarakasi means "circus" or "acrobats" in Kiswahili. The Sarakasi Trust was established in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya, as a means of developing and promoting the native circus-based culture of east Africa to the world. In 2005 a new show called "Sarakasi the Amazing Acrobats of Africa" toured England and Europe to rave reviews. The 22-person cast has now come to America. Performances feature pulsating music, dance, drumming and several never-before-seen aspects of Bantu circus arts.

Tickets for "Sarakasi the Amazing Acrobats of Africa" range from $15 to $30 for non-student adults and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for group rates.

Media contact: Thomas Cooper, (269) 387-2245, thomas.cooper@wmich.edu

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