Okaidja Afroso was in Sitka this summer to teach at Sitka Fine Arts Camp. He’s back now to present workshops Wednesday and Thursday, with a Friday concert. Okaidja and friends joined KCAW’s Jeff Seifert in the studio during Morning Edition, and they even brought some drums.
The Morning Interview
African drumming on display this week in Sitka
Sealaska has moved one step closer to owning the land surrounding Sitka’s Reboubt Falls. A ruling this month dismissed a claim to the same land filed by the Sheldon Jackson College trustees. If it stands, the ruling will remove a major obstacle from the decades-long effort to gain Native ownership of the site, home to the area’s largest subsistence sockeye fishery. more
WT McRae, musical director for The Children of Eden, says pace required to stage a full show in two weeks has everyone "at the edge of madness." Eden was developed by one of the biggest names in show business, Stephen Schwartz, but was never performed on Broadway. Instead, it's become one of the most sought-after pieces for companies off-Broadway. more