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Video report: Music led to bigger project in Kenya


In part one, Simon Saitoti ole Tumanka, a Maasai tribal leader from Kenya, talked about the recent post-election violence in Kenya and the ongoing problems facing the indigenous Maasai people.

In this installment, Saitoti and Minnesota’s Hans Johnson speak about how Johnson’s trip to Kenya seven years ago to record traditional Maasai music evolved into the Maasai Cultural Foundation.  Johnson established the foundation to address the health and education needs of the Maasai and help preserve their culture by continuing the music-recording project.

To hear Maasai music or learn more about the foundation, go here. For more information about the Maasai people and related websites, go here

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