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Fri, Oct 14, 2016 7:00pm –


Roone Arledge Auditorium
2920 Broadway
New York  New York  10027
United States
African Students Association

Afropolitan 2016: Ileya

Afropolitan is the first annual cultural showcase of the school year. Our program celebrates the full and rich quality of Africa's cultures and traditions through food, fashion, performances, and storytelling. Through Afropolitan, we seek to depict Africa in a rich light to a wide and diverse audience, offering a beautiful and holistic image of a continent that is often portrayed in negative and shallow perspectives. The showcase started seven years ago and has been an annual staple selling out every single year and attracting attendees from all over, including Columbia/Barnard students, students from Universities close and far, designers, and performers.

Among numerous performances at this year’s showcase are performances from Venom, Raw Elementz, the Ethio-Eritrean Student Association, the one and only Natachi Mez, and ASA’s very own african dance group, Ijoya, among many many others. Expect music, dance, poetry, spoken word, comedy, theater, fashion, amazing food, unforgettable hosts, and not to forget everyone’s favorites, pictures, fun, and friends. The BIGGEST night of African culture at Columbia will be a night to remember. You will not want to miss it!

Sponsored in part by the Arts Initiative at Columbia University.