Olu & Dela Back to Afrika 2019

Olu and DeLa have been playing the drums since they learned to stand simply by pulling themselves up on the djembes they received as first birthday gifts.

They’ve been learning Malinke rhythms for the last four years from founder/artistic director, and Djembefola (Djembe Master) of Farafina Kan, Mahiri Fadjimba Keita.

Farafina Kan is booked to perform in Accra, Ghana a year from now, the week of February 24th 2019, to commemorate 400 years since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade. As part of the Back 2 Africa Festival, sponsored by Adinkra Studios in Maryland USA and the Ghanaian tourism authority, they along with their brothers and sisters will be a part of a celebratory concert!

This is a great educational experience for Olu and DeLa as they continue to learn about the Pan-African world they are growing into. So, we are asking our community to help get them there. We appreciate any donation, and would love to offer these rewards in exchange for the gifts that help make our trip happen.

$20 - A ticket to Olu and DeLa’s multi-media presentation about their trip next year at Sankofa Video and Books Cafe.

$100 - A ticket to the presentation and a list of names of your ancestors taken with us to read aloud when we do a libation at the Door of No Return.

$150 - A 20 minute drum performance from Olu and DeLa at an event of your choosing.

$200 - A ticket to the presentation and a list of names of your ancestors taken with us to read aloud when we do a libation at the Door of No Return. A 20 minute drumming performance from Olu & DeLa at event of your choosing.

Asante Sana to Olu and DeLa’s village for supporting them this far in their global education. We are looking forward to Ghana 2019!

Donations

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  • Edward Oyugi 
    • $200 
    • 26 mos
  • Laurelle Blair 
    • $20 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $171 
    • 26 mos
  • Lisa Gomes 
    • $150 
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Organizer

Bomani Armah 
Organizer
Hyattsville, MD
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