BCS brings “Heritage” to audiences tomorrow

Alessandro Roco

Tomorrow night, the Black Cultural Society will present its annual variety show. The theme for this year is “Heritage: An African American Experience.”

The purpose of “Heritage” is to lead the University and its surrounding community in celebrating all facets of African American culture, including food, catered by Top of the Hill, history, song, dance, religion, music and fashion.

“Heritage” is sponsored by Africana Studies, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, the College of Engineering, the Office of Student Development and the Office of Residence Life.

Doors open at 5p.m. tomorrow, and the show kicks off at 5:30.

“Heritage” will feature several different musical, dance and cultural acts, such as the Villanova Gospel Choir, Rampage, the BCS dance group and Dr.’s Keita, Nance, Little and Lucky in showcasing African- American culture.

The show will also feature many out-of-school acts, such as Raw Beauty, an independent R&B group, Ram Squad, a dance group from Rosemont, Inspirations, an R&B group from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University’s Gospel Choir.

Poet Tanya Evan-Walls and Snatch Philly Modeling Agency will also perform.

Tickets are $7, and a portion of the ticket proceeds will go to The Wright Choice Foundation. The foundation was begun in the name of Deanna Wright McIntosh, daughter of University alum Jim McIntosh, who was tragically murdered last year. The foundation strives to create a sense of community among teenagers, by giving them people they can turn to when in need.

“I’m really excited about this year’s expo because it’s the biggest one we’ve had to date,” Jessica Borno, BCS communications chair, said. “Everyone involved in tomorrow night’s show has put in so much effort; they’ve really stepped up to the plate.”