African drumming on display this week in Sitka
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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.
Mark Sixbey is a Tsimshian woodcarver who grew up in Metlakatla and now lives and teaches in Sitka. He brought a homemade guitar to the KCAW studios today (4-29-16). more
It’s costing 10 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower-48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes. more