African Night prepares to take center stage once during the 2012 WSU Mom’s Weekend on Saturday.
The event, which is hosted by the WSU African Friendship Association, is held each year and gives attendees a chance to take part in the many different aspects of African Culture.
“I like how they show different African cultures through dance and fashion modeling,” senior apparel merchandising major Jasmine Berry said. “It is always interesting to see the different dances. Being that I am really into dance, I think that it is really interesting to see where some of the original styles of dance came from.”
This year’s event has a theme of Women in Africa and will include various dance performances, traditional food, poetry, skits and more.
Freshman Corsica Parker said although she does not know which Mom’s Weekend events she will attend, she expects Africa Night to present exciting and interesting activities.
“I’d expect African fashion, a variety of dances from Africa that hold significance within the different tribes and countries, and a lot of traditional food,” Parker said.
Berry, who performed in the event last year, said the event is meant for everyone.
“Although it is African Night, anyone is welcome to attend and participate,” Berry said. “It’s nice because you have students from both the WSU campus and the University of Idaho come together to make this great performance. Everyone is extremely welcoming and friendly, which I think just brings the two communities together even more.”
One of this year’s hosts, Ria Buford, said she is excited to come together friends and serve as influence to the audience members.
“I’m excited because I’m amongst friends,” Buford said. “I’m looking forward to people watching the show, and if I can influence in the audience at all to learn more about the African culture by watching, then I’m happy. I’m there support my friends and my people.”
The 2012 African Night: Women of Africa event is set to take place Saturday, at 6 p.m. at the SEL Event Center.