Annual African Night March 4

Posted on February 25th, 2011 by

African Night poster for 2011.

African Night, a celebration to learn about African culture, music, food, and clothing, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011 in Gustavus Adolphus College’s Alumni Hall, located in O.J. Johnson Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.

African night is an annual event that is sponsored by the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization (PASO). PASO is a Gustavus student-led organization that is dedicated to embracing and celebrating African culture by using events as an outlet to educate the community.

The event will include dance and musical performances from Ethiopia, Morocco, Sudan, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Congo. Food will be prepared with influences from various regions of Africa including Morocco, Ghana, and Ethiopia. Along with fine arts and cuisine, there will be a fashion show in which students will wear traditional clothing representing different parts of Africa.

Last year the event attracted more than 300 visitors from throughout Minnesota, including St. Peter, Mankato, the Twin Cities, and St. Cloud.

“People should attend this event [not only] because it is entertaining,” says Yeabsira Abebe, event co-chair and Gustavus sophomore. “But also because it educates the Gustavus community and others who attend. Most students here do not know a lot about Africa so it is a good way for them to learn.”


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


One Comment

  1. Taka Larson says:

    Students from UMD will also be present!