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The Journey Home: A Cultural Visit to Ghana (Music, Film, Art + More)

Lunchbox Theory is cordially inviting you to join themselves, MoCADA & MVMT, Thursday, October 13th, to Sunday, October 23rd, for a cultural journey to Ghana, West Africa. Featuring special musical performances, intimate film screenings, artistic exhibitions, and exciting cultural events, The Journey Home, will be a unique opportunity to experience the art, culture, and beauty of West Africa. Some of the highlights will include:


•    Tour art galleries in Accra and meet local artists

•    Party on the beach at Takoradi

•    Walk through the forest treetops on the Canopy Walkway in Kakum

National Park

•    Watch films of the African Diaspora in its cultural birth place

•    Experience a special memorial ceremony at the Cape Coast slave dungeon

•    Jam at a festive concert at The National Theater featuring Blitz the

Ambassador, and special guests (to be announced)

•    and more...

A limited number of seats are available for the trip. Please RSVP now for more info on how to register. Click HERE to register for further information and updates about the trip.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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