An enchanting ensemble consisting of 9 men escorted the audience across the shores to a land of lush, love, and lavish 3 part perfect harmony correlated with a message of peace. Ladysmith Black Mambazo - a multi-faceted chorale performed at the University of Southern California - Bovard Auditorium on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Their message and delivery were as unique and gratifying as that unusually warm winter night.
The ensemble performed original songs from their homeland, Ladysmith a town nestled on the banks of the Klip River just south of Johannsburg in the district of KwaZula-Natal,... Read More
Livingston, Zambia (2006) (September 25) - We have made it to a hostel near Victoria Falls. Here we have met five Brits (three girls and two boys) who are studying in Durban on an exchange program. They have come up to see the falls on their week off. Apparently Thursday (today is Monday) is Zambiaâ€™s presidential election, and we were told of a political rally here in town. This was for Hakainde Hichilema (H.H.), one of the main candidates, none of whom I know anything about. But we went to the rally where there were thousands of Zambians gathered in a field, dancing and cheering, some... Read More
Apathy. Lack of concern. Indifference. These three words are synonyms for the common trait shared by most university students, however, for 20 year old Michael Roskies, he has always been taught otherwise, and as a result, his actions have sent shockwaves through Montreal's academic community. Roskies, a second year Biology student at McGill University is the Founder and President of Africa Is Real (AIR), an organization that has quickly garnered a following throughout Canada and some of the United States. "I've always had this feeling, this urge to do something," said Roskies. "As I... Read More
Okay, quick schpeal (sp?)~ So there are some of us who have this desire to want to help others but sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of money and time it would take to help others who are in need. Something simple, U2's Bono has begun a new campaign entitled "Red". Instead of just donating your money over to a charity or volunteering time in your busy life, he has designed a way for you to get something back in return. There is a line of products called "Red" which include t-shirts, cell phones, converse sneakers, etc. where if you purchase these products, half of the proceeds will... Read More