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Okaidja Afroso, pictured, is a Ghanaian musician and artist who will be performing in Moses Lake April 27 at 7 p.m. in Wallenstien Theater. The performance will incorporate music, dance and film to tell the story of Ghanaian Ga-Dangme fishermen.

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‘Jaku Mumor’
March 25, 2024 1:20 a.m.

‘Jaku Mumor’

Ghanaian multi-media performance heads to Moses Lake April 27

MOSES LAKE — The multi-media performance event “Jaku Mumor,” created and led by artist Okaidja Afroso, will be making its way to Moses Lake through the Columbia Basin Allied Arts. The performance will be held April 27 at Big Bend Community College’s Wallenstien Theater at 7 p.m. Afroso is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and traditional dancer from Ghana, West Africa, according to his website. “I've presented him to Allied Arts selection committees a couple of times over the years, and it's never seemed to fit,” said CBAA Executive Director Shawn Cardwell. “‘Jaku Mumor’ is a very new project that he has been creating since the world opened up again after COVID, and he's been back and forth to Ghana a few times, meeting and working with artists there. Artists are coming from Ghana for this tour to perform with him. He's worked with videographers, fashion designers, he's worked with dancers, vocalists, musicians, to tell the story of the Ghanaian Ga-Dangme fishermen.”