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"Voices Of Africa" @ Dupont Engineering 2006

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Published on Apr 16, 2010

A presentation by some of the earlier members of VOA, including my two daughters, Zakiyyah McKelven and Adwoa Tacheampong. Also featuring Nyo Agyiriwah and Blanche Baxter, with Nana Baakan, Managing Director/Founder.

VOA as an organization , has been around some 25 years. We have traveled the continental expanse of the USA; appeared in Canada, Jamaica, London, Hawaii, and Ghana. VOA started out as a children's ensemble. VOA has now become an "African Cultural Arts Collective" that works with a variety of committed African Cultural Artist from around the Diaspora. Many of these artists are actively involved in the arts through dance, singing or drumming and lend their time to VOA to give it the professionalism, style and power that comes from well seasoned artists in the field. VOA is exploring its expansion and enjoying the new faces; the new energy; the new excitement and has over the past year been demonstrating this to our audiences nationwide. And while we are not primarily an All Women's Ensemble anymore, we are able to gather up enough women to do a presentation when that is requested. VOA shares the power and joy of its music, which spans the African Diaspora, through traditional African and African American songs, message music, gospel, inspirational and healing percussion rhythms. Video Credit: Dupont Engineering Staff.

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