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Helen blogs on the Minneapolis nightlife and entertainment scene. You can read her entries here.

LUCKY’S CELEBRATION AT THE ZUHRAH SHRINE EVENT CENTER.

Doors opened at 8:00pm and people started streaming in. I was excited and quite surprised that I was not at all nervous about hosting the tribute concert to Lucky Dube.…

In Remembrance of Lucky Dube

A lot has been said and written of Lucky Dube over the past twenty five years of his musical life and career. The last couple of months however, have been filled with…

Bebe Cools’ Concert in Minnesota

It's Saturday night and I've just walked into Blue Nile Restaurant. Bebe Cool, Uganda's talented Ragga artist will be performing later tonight, and I have no notion of what to…

Milele: Musicians with a Cause

While at a Christian retreat, in Kenya in 1988, Christian Mungai, Harry Mwaura Kiiru, Kanjii Mbugua and Kaima Mwiti met and struck a friendship. Unbeknownst to them, ten years later…

African Day at the Mall of America

Saturday October 6th was the close out day for the Pan African Trade and Investment Summit, fittingly titled African Day. A few friends and I rode on the light rail…

My Country Kenya

Sometimes I'm so blinded,
By pain, poverty, hunger.
I fail to appreciate the blessings
Of family, friends, my land.
To see the beauty that surrounds me
In my country Kenya.…

Lucky Dube’s Concert in Minnesota

The originality of Lucky Dube's shows and his energetic performance have earned him a lot of praise.  Lucky Dube, well known around the world for his music and lyrics in…

Redykyulass Tour – 2007

There is always a stir of excitement where Redykyulass is concerned. Ever since the trio entertainers came together in 1998, they have managed to amuse audiences from East Africa, as…

Innocent Galinoma: A Journey in Reggae

I'm sitting at Cafe Latte  on Grand Avenue and Victoria Street sipping a hot cup of coffee. I know it's summer, it's really humid, but my nerves are on a…

The Pattern of Life

I think there is a reason for every moment in ones’ life

Even when that reason cannot be explained or understood.

There is a purpose to the happenings,…

Afro-Caribbean Boat Cruise

There is something about a cruise that is exhilarating. It might be the open air and freedom of being on the water, the breeze that so easily carries on and…

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