Putugah Takpaw Phenom (Putu) is a member of The 420 International Coalition, a network of artists whose music reflects messages of hope, inspiration, being of service to those who need it the most. They share their cultural roots from the Caribbean, South America, and ultimately Africa. Having been brought together in the melting pot that is/was America, they recognized commonalities and vowed to use their music to bring about change in the world we live in.
As part of the first generation from his family to grow up in America, Putu merges his African roots with the experience of adapting into a promising, yet new and complex society. His story explores the relative opportunity in America (in comparison to Africa), along with the unexpected challenges, especially as a second generation African immigrant. It is from this vantage point that Putu speaks and derives the inspiration for his music. Pulling from diverse influences and experiences, he is becoming a fresh addition to the traditional world-music scene! Also as an activist and public speaker gaining a grassroots following that collectively spans worldwide, he is truly proving to be one of the great visionaries and thinkers of our time.
Jenny Hatch is a Blogging Mother of Five Children. She speaks to issues of great concern on her radio show, her blog, and social media. Her particular passion is Family Health Freedom.
She stands in solidarity with the Africans demanding sovereignty over their own healthcare.