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April 8th, 2010
‘Taste of Africa’ coming to Texas State

STAFF REPORT

The African Student Organization at Texas State will hold the annual “Taste of Africa” festival Friday and Saturday.

A cultural showcase is scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. in Evans Auditorium, with a banquet scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom.

Admission will be free for the cultural showcase, during which attendees will observe various aspects of African culture, including dance, fashion, drama and music. African student organizations from several schools – including Texas-San Antonio, Texas Women’s University, North Texas, Texas A&M, Texas-Arlington, Sam Houston State, Baylor and the University of Houston – will perform at the event.

Admission for the banquet will be $15 for the general public and $5 for students. The semiformal event will feature African food, as well as poetry readings and performances by Texas State’s Harambee dance group.  The banquet will also have display booths set up for 25-30 African countries.

“Taste of Africa” is an event that has been held the past five years at Texas State, promoting the cultural aspects of Africa through theatre, art, fashion, dance and food. The goal of the festival is to promote multicultural diversity and awareness through educating the Texas State community about the continent of Africa.

For more information, contact Jaisie Stevens by email at js1783@txstate.edu.

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