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Musical Interlude

by Makinto

A musical interlude featuring George Makinto from the 2014 CCCA Arts Conference entitled The Razor's Edge.


 

Musician George Makinto shares his story of traveling the world to find himself and ultimately coming to faith in Christ. He performs on a variety of instruments and in a variety of genres as he shares his story. Born to a Liberian mother and a German father, George Makinto was soon interested in integrating both sides of this cultural heritage into his music. He studied classical music in Germany, as well as traditional and modern African music in various African countries. Makinto further studied American and other forms of black music, including jazz, blues, gospel, latin-american and brazilian music, while living successively in Germany, United States, Liberia, Spain, Canary Islands, Ivory Coast and France. His natural curiosity, his interest in other cultures, and cultural histories of music inspired him to travel through over 60 countries. His humanitarian engagement, his involvement in the United Nations as a delegate and committee member and his recognition as international artist gained him the privilege of being appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Development of WAFUNIF (World Association of Former United Nations Interns and Fellows) of the United Nations in 2001, New York City.

 

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