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Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu

This story is a window into the life of Mohammed Naseehu Ali, who left his home, family, and future in tribal government to become a musician and writer in America.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention2006 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2006 / Ann Heppermann / Kara Oehler / Rick Moody / Weekend America, USA

This story is a window into the life of Mohammed Naseehu Ali, who left his home, family, and future in tribal government to become a musician and writer in America.

Still, he often thinks about his childhood and a particular song that ties him to his father and his homeland.

Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu won a Best Documentary: Honorable Mention award in the 2006 Third Coast Festival/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation competition.


produced by

Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler was a final-round judge for the 2008 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.

Rick Moody

Rick Moody is the author of five novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and, most recently, a volume of essays On Celestial Music and Other Adventures in Listening.


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