The Social Side of Green – show 2

Jennifer KykerGreen goes beyond our physical environment to include our social environment. After all, what happens in our home effects what’s happening across the oceans. All the way to Zimbabwe.

Jennifer Kyker, my guest, knows that. And after living in Zimbabwe as a teenager studying music, she returns years later as an adult helping orphaned teenage girls get an education. Her non-profit organization, Tariro, is dedicated to empowering and educating young women in Zimbabwe communities affected by HIV/AID. And that starts with paper, pencils and a uniform. See, green comes in many shades.

Jennifer is a PhD candidate in ethno-musicology at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been studying Zimbabwean music since 1990. She has performed and taught widely as an mbira player and singer, and has arranged Zimbabwean songs for prestigious choirs.

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