Students to pay tribute to African heritage

March 29, 2016 | Events, UToday
By Lindsay Mahaney

With 54 countries, Africa hosts a variety of cultures that will be featured at a performance this week.

The University of Toledo African People’s Association is presenting “Rhythm of Africa” Saturday, April 2, in the Student Union Auditorium. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m.

Microsoft Word - Document1The cultural celebration will showcase African dance performances from groups around the state, including UT’s own Ethiopian Dancers, with food during the intermission.

After the show, several clothing lines will display their work, which will be for sale.

“This is a way to learn about the culture,” said Nnenna Kalu, event coordinator for the African People’s Association. “Africa is a very diverse continent, and this is a way to get a feel for that diversity through dance and fashion and also singing.”

The African People’s Association is an outlet that fosters unity among students from African countries and provides learning opportunities to students, faculty and staff about African cultures.

Tickets for $10 can be purchased at the Ask Rocky counter located at Student Union Room 2525 or at the event for $15. Tables of eight can be reserved for $70.

For more information, email Kalu at

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