Charlotte Nsabaka

Charlotte Nsabaka, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, arrived in Tucson with her husband and four children in 2008. She is a skilled tailor with more than 20 years of experience in the sewing business, including owning her own business in the Congo. She was also a teacher for a United Nations … Read more

General Tchefary

General Tchefary was transplanted to the desert Southwest from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, West Africa. A recording artist and performer since 1998, he performs reggae music rooted in African traditions, spreading a message that traverses International borders and all aspects of humanity. He sings in five languages mixing his own traditional African melodies and Jamaican reggae … Read more


What happens when two different ethnic backgrounds from Africa meet in the Sonoran Desert? The rhythm of unity is born! Jaliya is Elijah Ndoye and Yacouba Traore. Elijah comes from the fishing community of Lebou, an ethnic group in Senegal, West Africa. He grew up in a culture where the emphasis was on piety and … Read more