Host: Simon Javan Okelo
Guest: Alana Belle

Your biggest power is your story. Diaspora Connect empowers our community at home & abroad by demystifying the diaspora life to Africans back home and acting as a resource to our listeners by offering tools to navigate the diaspora as well as easing the tension between Africans and African-Americans through storytelling.

Because the world could use a little more romance, seduction, and mystery…

Alana Belle is a singer, songwriter, and filmmaker from rainy Seattle, WA. Alana began writing and singing songs at the the age of six, but can recall hearing her first song at the age of three. Along her musical journey, Alana has recorded and performed music in the duo, The Loops for Lovers Collective, produced her own live shows, and has collaborated with a diverse mix of musicians.

Most recently, Alana wrote, produced, starred in, and acted as creative director for the short film, The New Romantic: A Mood Film, which is the visual embodiment of her soon to be released debut EP, The New Romantic.

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About One Vibe Africa:
One Vibe Africa is a grassroots, Seattle-based nonprofit that creates cultural and innovative programs and events to promote social welfare and economic empowerment for youth in the Manyatta slum of Kisumu, Kenya. One Vibe uses music, visual art, dance, culture, poetry & film to bring hope to youth who suffer from extreme poverty. Through our efforts, we inspire youth toward a deeper appreciation of their culture and traditions, inspiring them to reach their highest creative

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