John Bashengezi and Maffa Diabate jamming in Essex, MA while on tour with Vieux Farka Touré. (Shot on an iPhone).
In December, Nana Danso Abiam was killed in a car accident in Accra, Ghana. In 1998, Nana founded the Pan Africa Orchestra in Accra, Ghana fulfilling his dream to conduct an Afro-centric orchestra solely with traditional African instruments. The first album, Opus 1, was released in 1995 by Realworld Records and went to the top […]
Hurricane Katrina left 65,000 residential buildings abandoned and thousands of people homeless. Ruined schools, hospitals and even the city hall annex were deserted and before long filled up with the homeless seeking shelter, creating a post-apocalyptic scenario. With a full time staff of two people, Unity Outreach, a non-profit charity in New Orleans, set out […]
“Someplace Like America” is a book written by Dale Maharidge with photos by Michael Williamson (both Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists) who for years traveled America, imbedding themselves with America’s homeless, researching the book. Along the way they bonded with many of those who have fallen through the cracks of the economic system, and here years later […]