A few years ago, I found out that I am a DNA Sierra Leonean. Since then, I have been on the most amazing and wild ride!
A dear friend of mine was in the Peace Corps In Sierra Leone and invited me to sing in celebration of the 50th Birthday of Mama Salone as well as the return of the Peace Corps alter the ravaging war that plagued their country for so many years.
I was blown away by the beauty of the people, the sweetness of the children, and the power of the land. I was also very impressed with the wonderful work of the organization Friends of Sierra Leone as well as the US Ambassador, Michael Owens.
Their dedication created a school for hundreds of children who otherwise would not have had that opportunity and I was blessed to sing at the opening. The children and parents and elders and chiefs from every surrounding chiefdom were present to see the cutting of ribbons, pouring of libation , performance of song and dance, and most importantly, writing with chalk!