1. Emmanuel Nado is an award-winning journalist from Côte d'Ivoire. He hosts KALW's "Africa Mix," a weekly radio show featuring music and guests from Africa and the African Diaspora.

    He shares his story of becoming a radio broadcaster, the challenges he faced and why he gets excited promoting African culture in the Bay Area.

    Music: "Phase IV" by Lo-Fi is Sci-Fi" and "You Can Calmly Put This Together Piece By Piece" by Junior 85

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  2. Piwai is an Oakland-based singer, songwriter, and biologist.

    She describes her musical journey, the challenges she faces in the American music industry, and how her dreams told her to follow the mbira.

    Visit Piwai's website here: piwaimusic.com

    Music: "Nhemamusasa" by Sitkasitchensis

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  3. Aicha Kone is the owner of Arts Africains, an African arts and gift shop in Emeryville. She discusses what influenced her decision to start the business, some of the challenges she faces, and what keeps her going.

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  4. Dr. Kweku Opoku-Agyemang is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, University of California, Berkeley.

    He discusses why he feels mobile technology can spur political development in Africa.

    Music: Dexter Britain "The Time to Run (Finale)" (freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/)

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  5. Dr. Alfred Le-Grand Sawyer is a Ghanaian veterinarian based in East Palo Alto. He shares some of his memories, gives advice to other Ghanaians coming to the U.S. and explains why he formed the organization Abusia.

    Music: Noveller "Under the Color Cave" freemusicarchive.org/music/Noveller/Live__ISSUE_1142010/Under_the_Color_Cave

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