HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech's African Students Association will host AFRICAN NIGHT Saturday Feb. 20, in Michigan Tech's MUB Ballroom. Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a performance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year's theme is "The African Market Experiences."
Featured performers this year are the following:
Madafo the Storyteller will offer laughter, stories and song at African Night Feb. 20. (Photo © Paul Morris and courtesy Michigan Tech African Students Association)
- Madafo the Storyteller -- Madafo tells classic tales for the young and elderly, recites poetry written by the masters and plays the music of the sage. The works of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Kahlil Gibran and other favorite authors are presented in this delightful and insightful program of timeless laughter, folk literature and song.
- Bichinis Bia Congo Dance Theatre -- Established in 1979 by Brazzaville Congo native Jean-Claude Biougilla Biza (Sompa), Bichinis Bia is a performance theater that promotes the preservation and practice of authentic Congolese Dance and African Culture.
- Star Fashion Show -- Star Misskemi is a Nigerian model, designer and makeup artist based in Lower Michigan running House of Zuri, an African-inspired agency providing services in fashion designing, modeling, styling, photography and Makeup-artistry.