Thursday, February 23, 2012

Khana Khazana to join African Students Organization Celebration this week

The Adinkra Dance Ensemble, who trace their roots to Ghana, perform during the 2011 African Night celebration in the Rozsa Center. This lively, energetic group will return for this year's African Night performance Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Rozsa. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

HOUGHTON -- African Night, hosted by the African Students Organization (ASO) on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Rozsa Center is the grand finale to Michigan Tech's Black History Month activities. The entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature guest performers -- the Adinkra Dance Ensemble, who trace their roots to Ghana.

Admission is $6 for all students, $10 for faculty and general public and free for children under age 5. All tickets are performance only. For tickets call 487-2073 or go to rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu.

This year Khana Khazana (food treasure) will serve African cuisine during their Friday lunch on Feb. 24. ASO members will be donning chef's hats and aprons to cook an authentic African lunch for Khana Khazana.

The lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Memorial Union Food Court. Dishes will include samosas, spicy stuffed pastry appetizers; waakye, a traditional bean-and-rice dish from northern Ghana; and spicy baked chicken. A full meal costs $6; individual entrees are available for $2 each. A full meal includes free coffee, hot tea or fountain soda. Vegetarian food is also available on request.

Khana Khazana, a weekly series of international lunches, is a collaborative effort of international students and Michigan Tech Dining Services.

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