Music & Dance merges African and Hindu cultures
August 2, 2011 • Children & Youth
Watch video highlights from an unforgettable afternoon of two and a half hours filled with African music and dance as Hindu and African youth gather for an unplanned unity of two cultures. Special thanks to Nana, Mwatabu Okantah and Olu Manns for helping facilitate this. To know more about this cultural exchange read yesterday’s blog post “Unity, the Beat of a Community“.
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