Learn more about the non-profit organization behind Bendo Na Bendo, and some of the work they do in the community.
There are many words that come to mind when we think of the beautiful, fast-paced, and busy city of Shanghai, China; but until now afrobeats, hiphop, and diversity probably weren’t amongst the top of the list. If the aforementioned terms were a part of your list chances are you’ve attended Bendo Na Bendo, hosted by Bendo Community Group. Just recently I had the pleasure of attending Bendo Na Bendo and my experience was nothing short of phenomenal! Bendo Community Group is a non-profit organization in Shanghai, China that host monthly events (Bendo Na Bendo), featuring afrobats, hiphop, and reggae music; something thats not to be taken for granted when considering the club/ night life scene in Shanghai that typically features pop music, house music, and Top 40 Billboard Chart hits. Not only does Bendo Na Bendo provide a unique nightlife experience, Bendo Community Group raises money to support projects and organizations that assist in providing things like higher-education, clothes, and mentorship to children in underserved communities throughout Africa. Here are some of the evening’s highlights from the Bendo Na Bendo 2 Year Anniversary Party held on 3/30/2019.
Click the video below to watch the interview with Nala Gold (Founder of www.nalagold.com) and William Bakinde (Founder of Bendo Community Group). Bakinde explains the meaning behind the Bendo Na Bendo name and the inspiration behind starting the non-profit.
Click the video below to watch the interview with Nala Gold (Founder of www.nalagold.com) and Estelle Ouedraogo (Co-Founder of Bendo Community Group). Ouedraogo explains the mission and purpose behind the non-profit, and she tries her best to summarize the one-of-a-kind Bendo Na Bendo experience from an attendees perspective.
Click the video below to watch the interview with Nala Gold (Founder of www.nalagold.com) and Jilles Djon (Operations Director of AFCHAM). Djon explains his motivation for supporting Bendo Community Group . He also gives some advice and words of inspiration to those that are interested in working in the non-profit sector, or that would like to host events similar to that of Bendo Na Bendo.