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Feb. 13, 2018

‘Taste of Africa’ to feature art, music, food, fashion March 3

By Hannah Brod, media relations assistant

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Northwest Missouri State University’s African Student Organization will present “A Taste of Africa,” a cultural and educational celebration, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. 

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and must be reserved before Saturday, Feb. 24, by visiting the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Student Engagement Center on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union or by calling 660.562.1317.

“We want people to step away from what they are used to and try something new,” Estella Wesseh, the president of Northwest’s African Student Organization and a senior psychology major from St. Louis, Missouri, said.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature art, music, traditional African food and a fashion show.

“It is important to learn more about the people you see every day and their culture,” Wesseh said. “We have many students from Africa on campus, but we do not know much about them. This event will give attendees the opportunity to gain insights about the African culture and people.”

Wesseh added, “African culture is rich and colorful and we want to share that positive side with the Northwest community. We want them to experience the Africa we know. The Africa that is full of love, laugh, and happiness.”

For more information, contact Wesseh at


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