Ramon Barrera, a drummer for the Organixs band, claps along as community members dance to African beats during the presentation, “African American Quartet and the Art in Marching with Martin,” held last Tuesday at the Visual Arts Gallery in Edinburg. Among the guests were Caroline Brewer, a literacy specialist and author of 10 books. Lorenzo Pace, a renowned storyteller and professor of art at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, showcased songs relevant to human rights struggles around the world today. The event was part of the university’s Festival of International Books and Arts.
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