Community Voice International Presents: Thiaraguene Cognadji

by Thiaraguene Cognadji

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About 25 people call the small village of Thiaraguene Cognadji, Senegal home. They are partnering with Community Voice International to share their culture through music and to facilitate local development efforts. The village maintains a community garden and has a steady source of water. Short-term development projects include:
* Machines for processing grain
* The expansion of a women’s garden
* The investment in tools to expand the women’s and community gardens

Thiaraguene Cognadji’s first recordings are:
* Jesus Demarifu: a Christian song about Jesus dying for the world's sins
* Mounta Deru Jesus Tavenufu: a Christian song asking Jesus for his forgiveness
These songs reflect the importance of the Catholic Church in this community (the majority of Senegal's population is Muslim).

The people of Thiaraguene Cognadji are proud to share part of their musical heritage with the world and are hopeful that through the sale of their local music, they might overcome financial barriers to development.


released April 23, 2013



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Community Voice International Senegal

Mission: Community Voice International is a nonprofit organization that facilitates cultural understanding and supports international development by improving communities' capacity to share cultural resources.

Vision: Communities throughout the world will have the capacity to share their cultural resources globally to actively engage in cultural exchange and improve their quality of life.
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