Kokanko Sata Doumbia photo courtesy of Lucy DuranMembership

The Cradle of Jazz Project is now building its membership!  Why? Our tours are meant only to bring support to our long range mission of sustained inter-cultural music education for youth. This mission becomes a reality in the Summer of 2016 when Lamine Soumano’s two youngest children, with Kokanko Sata Doumbia’s youngest son, join a small group of home schooled children in  South Carolina for a semester of musical and lingual exchange.

But one summer of exchange is not enough! To provide a lasting educational impact to our West African and Western students alike, we are endeavoring to bring these students one semester per year of inter-cultural exchange and bi-musical education. This project runs at a minimum of $17,000 per year…. Your support is crucial.

Membership Levels

$25 “Jitterbug” membership: You will receive members-only e-newsletters from the Cradle of Jazz Project.  Each of these newsletters includes a secret recipe from COJP’s Executive Director, Julie Moore.

$55 “Daddy-O” supporting membership: You receive the newsletters, a Kokanko Sata Doumbia recording, and a set of Cradle of Jazz Project batik notecards.

$95 “Hep Cat” sustaining membership: You will receive the above, plus an exquisite handmade Malian coin bracelet from Old Money Corp!

$275 “In the Pocket” membership: Receive the above, as well as: a Cradle of Jazz Project filé gumbo gift pack*, AND a custom made African-themed glass plate by Karen Casey!
*Gift pack includes recipe, spice mix, and homemade filé powder

Or, talk to us about “The Duke” lifetime membership, which includes a private concert in your home by Kokanko Sata Doumbia and a catered West African dinner for your concert guests.

Thank you for supporting our work at the Cradle of Jazz Project!

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