Reception at the US Embassy, Cotonou

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On December 1st, 2011 the arrival of CIAMO Founder Sarah duPont and artist-in-residence Leni Stern was honored by the United States Embassy at a reception hosted by Ambassador James and Mrs. Amelia Knight. The evening gave CIAMO a chance to … Read More

Mayor Adjovi at CIAMO

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Mayor Sylverin Adjovi visited CIAMO for the first time since it was founded a year ago! He was accompanied by a delegation of arondissment chiefs and his mayoral staff. Thank you Mayor Adjovi! We hope you’re pleased with what you’ve … Read More

Meet Nancy!

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CIAMO: Where are you from in the States?   Nancy: My childhood was spent in New Hampshire but as a teenager Ididn’t really appreciate the value of small-town living. I really wanted to go to Boston for college and exposure … Read More

The Visual Artists too. . .

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CIAMO in the past month has made great progress in holding professional development programs for professional artists. As we’ve mentioned before, CIAMOStar our program for musicians has taken off. We think it will be very successful, thanks to a group … Read More

CIAMO Soundcast: Bidosessi Women

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Formed in 2005, the Association Bidossessi (which in fon translates to “everything is in the hands of God”) is composed of about fifty women, and led by one of their featured vocalists, President Julienne AGLOSSI.  Womens associations are numerous in Ouidah, primarily to alleviate … Read More

Au Revoir, Sarah

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On Friday, November 4th, CIAMO said goodbye to Peace Corps Response Volunteer Sarah Ellison, whose initiative, presence, and talents have made CIAMO the vibrant place it is today. Sarah’s departure was marked by speeches by director John Mark Feilmeyer, the … Read More

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