Dance Africa grooves to Afrobeats and Amapiano, creates a home for African students

Dance Africa, a 14-member dance troupe at the University of Notre Dame, performs modern dances from different regions of the continent. They recently performed at Black Student Association’s Black Renaissance event and at a flash mob in Duncan Student Center on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Senior Lekabel Abul, a co-captain of Dance Africa, is originally from Benin and Cameroon but has also lived in Washington D.C. He explained how Dance Africa hopes to spread the word about African culture and dances.

‘Notre Dame by Night’ will showcase Vietnamese cultural performances

“In Vietnamese the word ‘oi’ is so simple of a word that it only needs two letters ‘o’ and ‘i’ to evoke the deepest feeling and tenderness … the closest way to describe ‘oi’ is the feeling of being held,” sophomore Kat Le said during rehearsals for ‘Notre Dame By Night’. The University’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) is putting on their annual cultural showcase ‘Notre Dame By Night’ at 7 p.m. on Friday in Washington Hall.

Tri-campus Thursday: South Asia Group brings interdisciplinary scholars together

Students and faculty members gathered over samosas and steaming cups of chai in 2148 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls on Wednesday for the South Asia Group’s first event this semester. The South Asia Group is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, scholars and students at Notre Dame whose work relates to the region that includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. At the event, professors and students engaged in free-flowing conversations ranging from natio