Welcome to our seventh episode, “West Africa Night” from our newest series Mark’s Park, featuring Biko and Arouna.
Biko Casini and Arouna Diarra are known as members of world folk band Rising Appalachia, who play a number of traditional African instruments, including the n’goni, balafon, djembe and more. Enjoy them performing songs such as “Adventure” and “Kele-Could You Be Loved.”
Mark’s Park is filmed in front of a live audience in PFC co-founder/producer Mark Johnson’s backyard in Venice Beach, California, this series brings together the diverse group of people who call Venice Beach home in an effort to not only foster community but help support the homeless youth within the community. A portion of the proceeds from Mark’s Park will benefit our partner, Safe Place For Youth — empowering young people experiencing homelessness to thrive by providing lasting, community-driven solutions that address racial and social inequity.
Join us from Mark’s home to yours, and together, let’s help those who don’t have a home.
"Dounia La Tiege"
"Kele-Could You Be Loved"
Arouna Diarra: N'goni, marimba and vocals
Biko Casini: Calabash and Vocals
Jason Tamba (Afro Fiesta): Acoustic guitar and vocals
Mermans Mosengo (Afro Fiesta): Acoustic guitar, cajon and vocals