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Monday, January 18, 2016 - Friday, January 22, 2016
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
"Parade" 12:10～12:25 ＠Fountain
The parade dance will be held on the campus premises, specifically around the fountain area. This year's parade dance hopes to showcase all four regions of Africa, that is, North, South, West and East Africa.
Night of Performing Arts 18:30-20:00 ＠Student Hall
The Night of Performing arts is an open mic event where participants are given a platform to express themselves about issues regarding Africa. Participants will also have leeway to do their own performances inspired by African traditions, such as oral literature and poetry. A gallery will also be set up to allow people to display their art works and paintings.
AYINA Afrique Booth 10:00-17:00 ＠Cafeteria /Classroom
AYINA is a Japanese group that gives people the opportunity to visit Africa and participate in home stays with African families, and this year we are honored to have them with us. Since the previous weeks have only been confined to the campus, this year we are hoping to expand our activities so that the whole of Beppu might be able to participate and be exposed to African culture.
Grand Show "TO ZION" 18:30~ (doors open18:00) @Millennium Hall
The Grand Show is the climax of African Week, and it includes a play, dances, and a fashion show all integrated into one seamless performance. This two-hour show is meant to be the epitome of high African culture, a culmination of three months of tireless practice by the models, actors, and dancers.
Story: "To Zion" follows Oba as she embarks on her journey to test her fortitude, a journey mandated by her dying father to ensure she is ready to become queen upon his passing; however, things are not as straightforward as they seem. Her elder brother, Esu, also has designs for the throne and plans to seize power for himself. Along the way Oba forms alliances that will help in her ascent to power and shape her into a noble queen.
1/18 ～ 1/22 African Week Booth 10:30-16:00 ＠Cafeteria
There will be a booth in the cafeteria where you can don African clothes and take pictures as well as sample African tea.
1/18 ～ 1/22 "African foods" 11:00-15:00 @Cafeteria *Available while supplies last.
Chapati, Samosa, Pilau, Stew, Chakalaka
Chapati Samosa and Pilau are East Africa's most famous foods. They have an oriental feel to them but are quintessentially African at the same time.