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Lost Boys Of Sudan Settle in America

Lost Boys Of Sudan Settle in America

The WALKER ART CENTER in Minneapolis will be screening a 90 minute documentary titled “Lost Boys of Sudan” depicting the plight of 20,000 Southern Sudanese Dinka tribe children driven out of their country during…

Kwanzaa Celebration Encourages Black Unity

Kwanzaa Celebration Encourages Black Unity

On December 23rd, patrons at Dashen Ethiopian restaurant enjoyed an energetic show of   fashion, dance and poetry. It was a breath of fresh air to see various aspects of…

Hip-Hop Colony

Hip-Hop Colony

With the advent of MTV Africa the spotlight is now on African music. 27 year-old Kenyan director and producer Michael Wanguhu’s critically acclaimed documentary Hip Hop Colony is at the…

From Bongoland to Tusamehe

From Bongoland to Tusamehe

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You would never have imagined that there are talented Tanzanian actors and actresses in Minnesota who can advance the production of Swahili movies until Josiah Kibira…

Bongo meltdown happens in Minneapolis

Bongo meltdown happens in Minneapolis

Bongo Flava Meltdown, a mix of music genres from East Africa, featuring genge and bongo flava, took place at the Crystal Ballroom and Event Center in Crystal, Minnesota this past…

2005 Genge US tour kicks off in Minneapolis

2005 Genge US tour kicks off in Minneapolis

On Saturday September 10th, fans streamed into Blue Nile in Minneapolis to get a live taste of ‘genge’ music, from one of its pioneers, Nonini in his first…

Syna Winford is Miss Liberia Minnesota 2005

Syna Winford is Miss Liberia Minnesota 2005

“It still seems so unreal”, said a well-poised Syna Winford three weeks after beating six other challengers to win her first beauty pageant. The 24-year old Monrovia native, who has…

Much Awaited Safari Lounge is Here

Much Awaited Safari Lounge is Here

By eleven pm, DJ Kader has revelers dancing to a hot mix of African hits in downtown’s Fahrenheit nightclub. This is the grand opening of the much-awaited ‘Safari Lounge’, an…

Top Kenyan DJ Makes Stop in the Twin Cities

Top Kenyan DJ Makes Stop in the Twin Cities

One of Kenya’s premier DJs, DJ Adrian made the third stop of his six-week Capital FM Kenyan Connection Tour in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis leg was sponsored by Mezesha Entertainment, and…

Jimi Hope and Yawo Attivor in Benefit Concert for Togo

Jimi Hope and Yawo Attivor in Benefit Concert for Togo

A benefit for Togo, headlined with transplanted local boy, Yawo Attivor, and the irrepressible, straight-from-Togo Jimi Hope drummed up thousands of sorely needed dollars for this West African country last…

Soweto Gospel Choir on Stage

Soweto Gospel Choir on Stage

Silhouetted on stage against a slate gray backdrop, Sipokazi Luzipo' clear alto voice calls out into blackness. A taut hide stretched over a jembe provides drumming surface to accompany Luzipo…