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The MSU African Students Association will hold a cultural event this Sunday



Bozman, Montana – This Sunday at 5 p.m., the Strand Union Building ballrooms A, B, C, and D will be the site of the African Students Association of MSU’s Afro Cultural Night celebration of African customs.

Not just MSU students can attend; the event is free and accessible to the entire Bozeman community.

The student group has been practicing for this event since late December, according to ASAMSU member Ayomide Foluso, and they are really happy to be able to share aspects of many African traditions.

There will be both contemporary dance and traditional dances performed to drumming. She added that the group is also staging a fashion show to highlight aspects of the traditional clothing of various nations, including Ghana, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. There will also be traditional cuisines from West and East Africa.

The group does this event every year, and this year’s theme is “Bridging the Gap,” according to Foluso.

“We are doing that by bridging the gap between different countries in Africa – we are bridging the culture here gap in Bozeman, we are trying to do that,” she said. And that’s why we are inviting the entire Bozeman community to please come and enjoy this moment with us.”

According to Bernard Kwarteng Yeboah, the group aims to discuss as many diverse African traditions as it can and highlight what makes them special.

“We know that what identifies an individual is a person’s culture, and the culture makes up a lot of stuff like dresses, languages, food, dances, music, and all those. And we are trying to kind of have a small touch on each of them during that night for people to know what Africa is,” he said.


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