The Norman Transcript


March 3, 2014

Colombian Night shows traditional dance and food

NORMAN — The Colombian Student Association at the University of Oklahoma will continue its tradition of celebrating Colombian culture at its upcoming 13th annual Colombian Night on March 14.

The theme for this year’s event is “The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay” and showcases the country’s landscapes, traditional music and dances from the Andes, Plains and Caribbean coast. A touch of contemporary dance also will be a part of the repertoire giving a modern flavor to the evening.

Before the show, guests will enjoy the traditional Colombian cuisine of pollo sudado (chicken stew) cooked with tomatoes and onions in a cilantro sauce. It will be served with potatoes and rice. Dessert will be a selection of typical hard candies from Colombia with coffee, coconut and fruit flavors. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the food court of the University’s Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave.

Following dinner, the cultural show beginning at 8 p.m. in Sharp Hall of Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St.

The COLSA after-party will be at 10:30 p.m. at Joy’s Palace, 300 E. Main St.

Tickets to the dinner and show are $10 for OU students and $15 for general admission.

For accommodations on the basis of disability, call 325-4753.

For more information, call Sergio Mendez, COLSA president, at 596-7108, email or visit

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