Vado Diomande: The West African Drummer

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Widely recognized in New York for his twice-a-week dance and drumming classes at Cumbe, Diomande draws on diverse traditions from Ivory Coast. He learned how to dance and play the drum as a child living in Toufinga, a small farming village in the northwestern part of the country, and still enjoys it so much that his weekly sessions are usually donation-based or cost less than $20.

30 Lessons Life Has Taught me at Thirty

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As I sat quietly in the comfort of my student apartment in Uppsala, back from the frenzy and excitement of birthday celebration, I took a moment to reflect on my life experience as a writer, entrepreneur, freelancer, and life-long student of learning.

Interview: Afrobeats Choreographer, Nonso Asobe, Shares His Story

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If you listen to Afrobeats and watch Nigerian music videos, you may find yourself gravitating towards the dance steps that typically end up going viral on social media.

Behind the Afrobeats choreography for songs such as Alingo and Roll It, is a man who comes from humble beginnings. We sat down with the Imo-state born choreographer, Nonso Asobe, as he shared advice to those wanting to follow their dreams.

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