“I have been privileged to view the website of [Abu-Hassan Koroma] Africanartville and have found it most intriguing. I would like to see his program expanded to reach out to other African artists so that I could peruse their work on the website. What I have seen so far strikes my soul. It is so easy for my American eyes to become blind to the sufferings and struggles of others around the world when most of my “knowledge” comes from the nightly news. But to see those same struggles expressed by the spirits of those who are experiencing it in a manner that can’t be fitted into a sound byte or removed by the click of the remote control, gives me pause. As I said, it strikes my soul. I applaud Mr. Koroma for his vision and hope that he receives what is needed to keep this vision growing.”
Ilene Morse, Madison, Wisconsin, United States.
“I am overwhelmed and humbled by your vision and dream for Sierra Leone. I stumbled upon an article on you and your organization through Portal Wisconsin…while reading your article I was singularly moved by your passion and dedication to the arts of our country and continent. The samples of art simply took my breath away…”
Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker
Founder and Artistic/Executive Director
Ko-Thi Dance Company, Milwaukee, United States