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Three young guys from Africa. When war broke out in our home countries, we were forced to leave. Eventually we arrived in Vermont, where we now live. Now that we are here, we want to show people what we can do. We write songs. We sing. We rap. We dance. Our first album, “Africa, Vermont” was recorded with partial grant funding from the Vermont Community Foundation, Indiegogo and the Fools Gold Artist Fund.

Our video for “Winooski, My Town,” already named a Vermont Top Ten Single by Seven Days, has been seen by more than 40,000 people since it debuted earlier in 2013. It celebrates the diversity of this small and vibrant city and its people.


A2VT is Said Bulle, George Mnyonge, and Cadoux Dzingou who are from Somalia, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively. For complete bios, visit

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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