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Spreading the ‘Hip Life’ one child at a time

Over the Christmas break I had the opportunity to teach a Ghanaian dance workshop at an elementary school in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Considering I taught 9 classes back to back over a span of 4 and a half hours, it was pretty fun and not as crazy tiring as I thought it would be. They Read More

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How I got to Perform with Addis Acoustic Project in Ethiopia

I like to believe that one step taken makes room for another. This was true of my decision to gt in touch with the manager of Jazzamba at Taitu Hotel to see about performing there. I had been on a plane on my way from Addis to Bahir Dar when I began flipping through the Read More

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Trying to Write About the Women

Today I was finally productive. It’s been feeling as if the days have been going by so quickly and are so filled with meetings, or lunches that I haven’t had time to actually produce anything. Today though I wrote a first draft of a success story for the Benishangul Gumuz Food Security and Economic Growth Read More

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This Bole Morning

Being in a new environment can make you feel very alert. Everything is different- e.g. language, city layout, vehicles, people, and you.  I wrote this on the anniversary of my first week in Ethiopia. This Bole morning I am awake- unlike yesterday- and walking and wondering if I should shade my eyes with glasses made Read More

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New Year’s Eve and my Birthday in Addis Ababa

Monday, September 10th Today was my first day at the office.  I am working with with an NGO here to document project success stories, write concept notes on how to scale-up some existing projects and if time permits  write an article or two on the strengths and weaknesses of some of the work. Everyone has been very kind and welcoming Read More