Blue44 is a genre-bending improvisational ensemble whose music is rooted in jazz. Reflecting today's rapidly changing and unpredictable cultural and musical landscape, Blue44 mixes in elements such as spoken word, latin, world-beat and funk to create a fresh groove based sound. Ambient grooves, sometimes called Acid Jazz or Nu Jazz, with simple harmonic structures provide a deconstructed musical foundation on which musical journeys are embarked in an unpredictable, improvisational format.
Women's Empowerment International (WE) has a simple and direct mission. It provides microcredit loans as small as $50 to very poor women so they can start businesses and create new and better lives.
Hajia Kangame fled civil war in Somalia in 1991
Please join Blue44 as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day – a global day of celebration created to recognize the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.