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Ssuuna

Ssuuna

Artist Overview

Dancer, drummer, singer, songwriter, storyteller, Daniel Ssuuna was born and raised in Uganda. As a child, Ssuuna found comfort in traditional Ugandan music played in school and in his grandparents' proverbs, stories, and instrumentation, which seemed to alleviate the poverty, hunger, and suffering caused by civil wars and political turmoil. In addition to having delighted and educated school audiences about life in East Africa, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., Ssuuna has performed at The World Bank, The Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, and on numerous college campuses around the country. In 2008, Ssuuna was named YA National Artist of the Year.
Category
Dance
Grade Level
All Grades

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