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Clark College News and Events

February 23, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921


On March 2, Clark College will welcome
African musical artist Jean Paul Samputu
as part of its celebration of Black History Month

African musical artist Jean Paul SamputuVANCOUVER, Wash. – On March 2, Clark College will welcome African musical artist Jean Paul Samputu as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month.  Samputu will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college’s Gaiser Student Center.  Gaiser Student Center is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Jean Paul Samputu has established himself as one of the most prominent African artists on the world stage. A winner of the prestigious Kora Award (the "African Grammy") in 2003, Samputu travels the world as a cultural ambassador for Rwanda, bringing to his audiences not only traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming, but also a message of peace and reconciliation.

A survivor of the genocide in Rwanda, Samputu takes us to the most positive place of humanity through his spirit and graciousness. More than a talented and inspiring musician, Samputu is a model for anyone who wants to make a difference in this world today.  Additional information about the artist is available at

Samputu’s performance is sponsored by Clark College Student Life and Multicultural Student Affairs and is free and open to the public. 

Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in these events should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 992-2835 (TTY) or visit PSU room 014, by February 28, 2007.


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