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Jazz Art Show: A taste of African Culture
February 14, 2019

Jazz Art Show: A taste of African Culture

Jazz Art Show: A taste of African Culture

La-Tieka Sims, Campus Activity Board president wearing a Atikah jumpsuit. Similar African fashion will be worn by models at the Jazz Art Show on February 21 in the Vista Room. Photo courtesy of La-Tieka Sims.

The Campus Activities Board of Texas A&M University-San Antonio will host the Jazz Art Show from 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, in the Vista Room of the Central Academic Building.

CAB vice president Kayla Salwey said she is excited about bringing the event to campus because it gives students exposure to African Culture.

“We are always talking about bringing more culture to our campus,” Salwey said. “For me personally I am glad to be bringing this to campus because a lot people may have never tasted African food.”

During the event students will be able to sample African food from Kobams Restaurant. The fashion show will feature the designs of the tribe of Dumo, jazz performer Billy Ray Shepard will perform and Scott Wilson of “Death by paint brush” will do live paintings.

During the event, models wearing designs featured in the fashion show, will walk around and talk with guests.

Salwey said the event will feature artwork from students on campus, but CAB is also open to accepting artwork from outside artists who would like to participate.

“We have sent requests for photos and poetry,” Salwey said. “As long as it is appropriate, we will be more than happy to accept anything from our Jaguars.”

CAB president La-Tieka Sims said the event will give the students a taste of real African American culture.

The deadline to submit artwork for the event is Feb. 18.

“A&M-San Antonio is growing and reaching the caliber of bigger campuses,” Sims said. “I love the thought we are coming up with ideas like this so in the future the event will become bigger and better.”

Sims said students and faculty should all expect to be engaged during the event.

“I think students will be able to enjoy,” Sims said. “It reaches out to them and hopefully they can be involved.”  

For more questions call CAB at 210-784-1391 or send an email to


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