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The 8th Annual Taste of Africa is a spectacle of African food, culture, language and musical performances.
Students participating in the celebration of African culture and heritage last night at CU said they experienced many different African traditions.
Anna Gardner, a 20-year-old junior majoring in history, said she appreciates the event because of its cultural value.
“My roommate told me about it and it sounded cool and interesting,” Gardner said. “It gives students a chance to have different experiences.”
The event featured performances by OYOYO, a Denver based cultural group, Logo Ligi, a Ghanaian music and dance group and various members of the African Students’ Association.
Peter Onyenwere, a member of OYOYO, said that Taste of African is a very important night.
“It is important because it showcases who we are and our roots and talents as a people,” Onyenwere said. “Plus, Africans can cook.”
According to the CU Events Calendar, food from various different African countries like Senegal, Morocco, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Ghana was served at the event.
Tim McArthur, a 28-year-old psychology senior, said he came for the cultural intrigue and free food.
“It looked like something interesting and different,” McArthur said. “I’m sure I will learn a lot tonight and I’ll get a chance to shake my booty African style.”
Emma Decalo, a 24-year-old elementary education graduate student, said that the event shows diversity and widens CU student’s view of the world.
“Taste of Africa shows diversity and opens up CU students to see how many African students there are,” Decalo said. “It allows [students] to get more connected with the world.”
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