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Femi Kuti might have been the most exciting performer at the Oregon Waterfront Blues Festival.

You could say it was the one-minute-long sax note achieved through circular breathing, which then led to a maddening solo. You could say it was … Continue Reading

Imagine this: Less than 25 surgeons serving population of over 6.25 million.

In Sierra Leone, that’s a reality. The county’s recent civil war (which only ended in 2003) left the nation devastated. The near total destruction of the county’s infrastructures, … Continue Reading

The nonprofit KUZA takes its name from a Swahili word that encompasses a handful of verbs – to flourish, educate, raise up, develop, praise, exalt, foster and make grow.

And this mission of KUZA is like its name – multi-layered, … Continue Reading

It started with a dream of dancing.

As a young girl in Liberia, Rolia Manyongai-Jones dreamed of teaching African dance in the United States. She wanted to share the rich history of her culture to a multiracial audience through music.… Continue Reading