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Feeling like Summer

April 08, 2014

Some of us are lucky enough to live by the beach. Others dream of their toes in the sand on days like these. Today it is hovering in the 90's in Los Angeles. It feels like a great day to curl up in the sun with a good book, one that keeps on turning. Enjoy today, wherever you may be.   Any guesses? It is not Los Angeles, and you will need your passport unless you are French.  Relaxing in the sand and sun with dikokore.  Continue Reading →

One of Africa’s biggest stars uses empowering song to lift up women and girls: a PBS NewsHour interview.

March 29, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a woman to respect and look up to: her love of music and successful music career has taken her around the world, collaborating with artists such as Bono and Alicia Keys; her determination to let her voice be the “soul to touch other people’s souls” continues to create bridges between countries and continents; she has  influenced the lives of millions through her dedication and work to empower women in Africa, saying that “we transform Africa completely by educating more women." Born and raised in Benin, a country where women are not encouraged to strive for greatness, Kidjo has surpassed moments of doubt and discouragement to become one of the most renowned Beninese Grammy award-winning artists and activist for women. Her newest album, “Eve,”... Continue Reading →

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