For a good part of the semester, I along with the executive board members of African Student Alliance and AfroDescent have been planning this event for the Loyola community that will take place tomorrow!
Watacheza (Swahili for “they will dance”) is an event where we are offering free African dance classes, a cultural component with Minianka Dance Ensemble, and great food and music! We wish to end the year right with sharing our love for African dance with Loyola in Centennial Forum Student Union.
The classes we are offering are South African dance, West African drum and dance, and Khaleeji belly dancing (North African style).
I am excited for this event because this is the first time we have done this, and with the help of the department of Student Activities and Greek Affairs, this would not have been possible. They have helped us with every step not only with this event, but with all our events we host throughout the year. By helping us stay on top of space reservations, performers contracts, catering, and promoting, we come to these events with a good turnout.
The good turnout makes all this planning worth while, along with those who are not familiar with African culture to walk away with something new. That is what I am looking forward to on Saturday!Tags: African Dance, African Student Alliance, CFSU, SAGA, Student Events