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    Jean Paul Samputu performs at Clark College

On March 2, Clark College welcomed African musical artist Jean Paul Samputu as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month. 

Jean Paul Samputu has established himself as one of the most prominent African artists on the world stage.



A winner of the prestigious Kora Award (the "African Grammy") in 2003, Samputu travels the world as a cultural ambassador for Rwanda. 

Drum performance as part of Samputu appearance

He brings to his audiences not only traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming, but also a message of peace and reconciliation. A survivor of the genocide in Rwanda, Samputu takes us to the most positive place of humanity through his spirit and graciousness.

More than a talented and inspiring musician, Samputu is a model for anyone who wants to make a difference in this world today.  Additional information about the artist is available at

In a feature story, The Columbian newspaper also provided coverage of Samputu's appearance at Clark College. 

Samputu’s performance was sponsored by Clark College Student Life and Multicultural Student Affairs. 
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