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Going To Ghana On A Storytelling Quest

Kofi Mawuko
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Kofi Mawuko

Kofi Mawuko learned singing, dancing and drumming at an early age in Ghana, West Africa - where he was born.

More than twenty years ago, he made the Southeast - and Chattanooga - his home, still hitting the road to perform percussion solo or with his Ogya World Music Band.

Recently, Kofi received a grant from ArtsBuild, the nonprofit that supports the arts in Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

He plans to use that money to study African storytelling in Ghana - along with Jazmine LeBlanc, co-founder of ELLA Library - teaching the techniques they learn to students in our area.

Jazmine LeBlanc
The Benwood Foundation
Jazmine LeBlanc

More details about Kofi and Jazmine’s trip to Ghana on their GoFundMe page here: https://gofund.me/e733adb2

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