This week, we talk with musician Ephraim Bugumba, a Congolese refugee. He tells us about his family's incredible journey to safety after fleeing their home in 1999 following a massacre in their village and his life in the US. Ephraim also talks about the meaning behind his popular song
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This week, we talk with musician Ephraim Bugumba, a Congolese refugee. He tells us about his family's incredible journey to safety after fleeing their home in 1999 following a massacre in their village and his life in the US. Ephraim also talks about the meaning behind his popular song "Stormz" and what is next for him musically. Ephraim is also a viral TikTok sensation. You can check out his videos here: https://www.tiktok.com/@ephraimbugumba?source=h5_m
Here is a link to Ephraim on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4gtH8goYkYOaa6MxaOxISr
For more information about Ephraim's use of TikTok to tell his story, check out this article: https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-ephraim-bugumba-0814-20200818-b5xerqscozboxnljpe4rd5v32q-story.html
Ephraim was also a standout Tiny Desk contestant! https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2019/07/14/741147765/this-tiny-desk-contestant-processes-pain-through-music-it-became-our-safety-plac
For more detail on Ephraim's story and his early music journey, see here: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ephraim-bugumba-storyteller-sofar-refugee-congo-american-idol/Content?oid=55644968
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Opening Track: Ketsa - Where We Are (http://bit.ly/2nKJWaW)
Closing Track: Above and Below - Never Forget (http://bit.ly/2nNfw7Q)
Special Feature on This Episode: Ephraim Bugumba - Stormz (https://open.spotify.com/track/0Gys3jTqao4MzSWnfzcdmk)
Special Thanks to Maxcy International House for all of their support. To find out more about what they do, go to https://maxcycollege.wordpress.com/about-the-blog/.
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