Alumna Recconects to African Roots

Friday, May 3, 2013

In a recent interview with the Jamaica Observer, singer and musician Kelissa McDonald '11 discussed the influence that living in Africa for three years has had on her artistic work. 

According to McDonald, her time in Ethiopia and Ghana was the inspiration behind "Rebel In Disguise," a six-song project. McDonald told the Jamaica Observer that her African experience broadened her outlook on life. 

"It has really moulded the way I treat people and helped me understand the African roots of Jamaica," she said. 

McDonald, a native of Jamaica, first travelled to Ghana as part of a semester abroad experience at Whittier College. Last year, McDonald was part of the '50 Days In Afrika' tour along with Donisha Prendergast and Mykal Cushnie. The trio did dates in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia. 

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