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ISU Africa Night Jan. 20 to spotlight continent’s cultures, beauty

January 10, 2007

Africa’s lively food, culture, beauty and sounds are returning to Pocatello.

Idaho State University African Student Association members invite their neighbors to a special evening full of sights and sounds from across this vast, varied continent during Africa Night 2007 scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Pond Student Union Building Ballroom.

“Many people have a negative idea of Africa, so we hope they will help us celebrate so much that is good on Africa Night,” explained Tarasai Githu, communication director for the association.

    The theme for this year’s Africa Night is “Walking Together.”  Guests will share delicious food, dance to a band playing high-energy “High Life” music of West Africa, enjoy spectacular African fashions, learn traditional proverbs and stories, and perhaps win unique door prizes. Food will include classic dishes like chicken Yassa, a vegetable dish called mokimo, peanut soup, and jollof rice.

Africa Night will offer a memorable “visit” to friendly people and their exciting culture.

The event is co-sponsored by the Associated Students of ISU Program Board.

Advance tickets will be sold in the Pond Student Union Building and across the ISU campus. Advance ticket prices are $9 for community members, $7 for ISU faculty and staff, and $5 for students. Tickets purchased the day of the event at the door are $1 more.


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