Ethiopian Culture Night

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Do a virtual visit to the cradle of civilization -- attend Ethiopian Culture Night

Do a virtual visit to the cradle of civilization -- attend the Nov. 23 Ethiopian Culture Night.

Fashion, food, dance, music and more at Ethiopian Culture Night 5-10 p.m. Nov. 23 in Atwood Ballroom.

Event host, the Ethiopian Students Association (ESA), is using the theme Kibre Beal to share Ethiopia's many cultures and traditions. 

Kibre Beal means holidays in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. Ethiopia is an east African nation of more than 93 million people. It is the coffee bean's place of origin and the area where modern humans first evolved.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets at the door are $7 for students and $10 for all others. Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp

Ethiopian Culture Night will showcase major holidays celebrated in Ethiopia through skits, poems, dances and other performances.

The program will include dances from various regions of Ethiopia as well as a fashion show that will display the traditional clothing. ESA members will serve examples of Ethiopian cuisine.

For more information, contact Wegayehu Asfaw at or 651-434-4196.

The event is co-sponsored by Shega Injera, a Minneapolis-based provider of east African foods.

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