Indie Inside: Amai Kuda

Amai Kuda is a Toronto based singer/songwriter, community activist and the mother of a young child. The name Amai Kuda means "mother to the will of the creator" in the southern African language Shona.

A popular singer within progressive political circles and the diverse women's cultural scene in Toronto, Amai Kuda is releasing her first CD on October 7, 2011, the self-produced album called "Sand from the Sea."

Daughter of the internationally awarded writer, Nourbese Philip, who has used her work to speak out about all kinds of injustice, Amai Kuda grew up going to demonstrations and listening to her elders passionately discuss the history and future of African peoples. As well as her music work Amai Kuda is a co-founder and co-coordinator of three organizations, Moyo Wa Africa, Seven Directions and R3, dedicated to the decolonization of African peoples and to indigenous solidarity respectively.

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