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Experience African Culture at APU: African Week is now on!


Jan 10, 2012

Multicultural Weeks are being held again this year on the APU campus. Held over a month, this event will put the spotlight on some of the many countries & regions represented on the APU campus and introduce their different languages and cultures. The third installment, “African Week”, kicked off on Tuesday, January 10 and will run until Friday, January 13.

This year’s African Week features a display of African traditional costumes, ornaments and handicrafts at the cafeteria, a futsal tournament, and much more. There will also be a range of African dishes available at the Cafeteria.
On the last day of the week, the African Week Grand Show will feature a powerful stage performance including traditional music and dance routines from different African countries.

We hope to see you there!

Schedule for African Week

Tuesday, January 10 - Friday, 13, 11:00 - 15:00  @Cafeteria
Folk costumes, handicrafts, ornaments, tourism posters, and much more

Wednesday, January 11, 10:00 - 16:00  @APU Gymnasium
Futsal Tournament (APU students only, public viewing ok)

Friday, January 13, 18:00 - 20:30(doors open: 18:00)@APU Millennium Hall
 African Week Grand Show

Participating countries for the Fall Semester 2011 Multicultural Weeks are as follows:
Dec 5 (Mon) - Dec 9 (Fri) First installment:  Sri Lankan Week (finished)
Dec 12 (Mon) - Dec 16 (Fri) Second installment:  Japanese Week (finished)   
Jan 10 (Tue) - Jan 13 (Fri) Third installment: African Week
Jan 16 (Mon) - Jan 20 (Fri), Fourth installment: Taiwan Culture Week

NB: Footage of the Grand Show (held on the final day of each week) will be streamed live on the internet via Ustream. Please be sure to tune in and enjoy the colourful performances by APU's multilingual and multicultural students. (More information will be available on the broadcast times for each week as the event approaches).

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