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Amiri Baraka, Afro Blue to Headline Somalia Relief Event at Howard

Vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue and legendary poet/ activist Amiri Baraka will perform at Eternal Voices, a fundraising event, hosted by the Students of Howard University Global Relief Fund, to help alleviate starvation in Somalia. The event will take place in Cramton Auditorium at Howard University, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.

The evening is a powerful showcase of voices and artistic talents of the African diaspora, including music, poetry and art. Other featured performers include spoken word and dance artist Anna Mwalagho, Group Without a Name (GWN), concert pianist and Howard alumna Dana Morgan and various surprise guests.

The event will raise money and awareness to help 12 million people in the East African region who are at risk of starvation. This is due to the area experiencing the worst drought in 60 years, a decline in crop production, increases in food prices and political instability, which have led to dire famine conditions in the southern region of Somalia.

Read the full story at:
Afro Blue and Amiri Baraka to Headline Somalia Relief Event – Howard University News Room

10 questions for Danielle Withers of Howard’s Afro-Blue

The journey came to an end Monday for Danielle Withers and the other members of Afro-Blue, after they were voted off in the penultimate show of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”

The Howard University-based Jazz performance ensemble made it to the top four bands in what judges called the “best of the best” in the popular singing competition.  But other doors are now opening for the 2002 Mason grad, who plans to move to Los Angeles this month to pursue them.

via 10 questions for Danielle Withers of Afro-Blue | MasonBuzz.com.