Global Activism: Chicago drummers use music to serve Guineans
Helen Bond and Amy Lusk, are part of Chicago's "West African drumming scene," and have been going to Guinea for years to learn from drum masters. After a number of trips, they discovered the enormous needs of the people there. Amy and Helen formed a professional performance group, Motherland Rhythm Community, to play at festivals and events to raise money for the Guineans they’ve come to know as “family”. Helen and Amy will tell us how drumming transformed their lives and the lives of people in Guinea’s Hamana region. We’ll also speak with Guinean drum master Fode Camara.
(Photo: Guineans show off their new water filter, which was provided by the Benkadi Project. (Photo provided by Helen Bond))