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Jack Straw Productions and Rakumi Arts International developed and produced the Safarini project to promote the work of African immigrant artists. The Safarini compact disc was released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in 2000.

The CD features five artists - Wawali Bonane, Frank Ulwenya, Lora Chiorah-Dye, Kofi Anang and Obo Addy. The disc serves as an introduction to a variety of African musical styles, including the mbira music of Ghana, soukous music of the Congo, marimba music of Zimbabwe, and guitar music of Kenya. As a result of their participation in this project, the artists have also appeared at public events in various cities as well as in schools throughout the area.

Safarini was made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, King County Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission and the Washington State Arts Commission.

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