Soulful Bay Area resident and Ghana-born artiste Maame Afon blends gospel, jazz, funk and reggae with a tasteful dose of African flavor in her debut album, RISE.
Maame Afon is a Ghanaian-born artiste who released her debut album, RISE, in May 2012.
Her music and message transcends multiple genres, ranging from gospel and inspirational to music for social justice.
RISE is a fun and inspiring album, featuring a mélange of rhythmic and melodic influences from Gospel, Afrobeat, Zouk, R&B, Reggae, Highlife and Jazz.
Maame Afon’s recent appearances include a performance at the Caribbean Heritage Organization’s Salute to Hollywood and the Arts, which honored Hollywood stars Lorraine Toussaint, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Antonio Fargas and Rob Edwards. Maame Afon has been invited to lead music sessions at the African Feminist Forum, the Bioneers conference and the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
She also had the prestigious honor of being selected to perform at the 2003 convocation ceremony at Luther College.
As a way to promote social justice, Maame Afon has woven music into the program at dinners, galas, workshops and conferences within the non-profit sector. She is part of networks such as the Global Fund for Women, Global Women’s Leadership Network, Moremi Initiative and the African Women’s Development Fund USA.
Maame Afon is a worship leader at Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore California, and serves on the church’s diversity committee. She is married with 3 young children.
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