Dema Al-Kakhan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a Masters in Middle East and Islamic Studies from the American University of Paris.
Having an affinity for storytelling, Jaimee is a truth-seeker at heart. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Arts in Political Science from Temple University and Howard University, respectively, Swift is passionate about racial and gender equity and social justice.
Kenn graduated from the University of Dubuque (in Iowa) in May 2013, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media. He spent multiple years during college as a part of the university’s event programming council, first as the head of publicity and then as a Co-President.
Amadou performs on the 21-string Kora, and rhythmic presentations on Djembe and Koutiro drums. In addition to his solo work, Amadou performs with his world rock ensemble Proper SKANKS as well as with Farafina Kan, Manding Jata, Spank Rock, and Urban Afrikan.