There's an upcoming event in St. Paul that I thought everyone should know about. Africa 911, a benefit concert and musical auction will be held October 19th at MN Music Cafe (499 Payne Ave, St. Paul, MN). The concert will feature blues artist Shemekia Copeland and will benefit the local non-profit, Give Us Wings.
Give Us Wings works with local groups in villages in Kenya and Uganda. Since I got my first taste of Africa in these two countries (in Kenya through the Minnesota Studies in International Development and in Uganda through Kamwokya Child Care Community), I fully support this organization's mission.
It's not quite related to Burkina Faso or West Africa, but still come!