Pan-African Youth Orchestra

We invite the community to participate in creating works of art, music or written essays/poetry/thoughts inspired by listening and viewing the Pan African Youth Orchestra (PAYO) Introductory Videos. This week we feature The Journey: Intro. Over the next month, Riverfolk will release short videos and photo posts about PAYO to educate and inspire us about the culture and community in Accra, GHANA. Posts will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Manchester Mirror as well as in hardcopy the Manchester Public Library and other community related organizations.

Send copies of your inspired works to Riverfolk Music and Arts at PO Box 146, Manchester, MI 48158 or by email to Accepted formats include photocopy, or if sending electronically PDF, JPG, MP4, PNG. Shared via google drive or dropbox is also acceptable.

All works will become part of a compilation that will be gifted to the PAYO at the end of February. It will also become a community treasured publication that will showcase our shared project. A few select entries will be chosen to be featured at the PAYO Blacksmith Shop Concert on Saturday, February 27 to be broadcast on Crowdcast. Registration for this concert is required:

This project is sponsored by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

Engaging the community in music & arts experiences which nurture creativity & promote cultural diversity.

PO Box 146, Manchester, MI 48158

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