African Musical Arts was founded in 1993 with a mission to promote diverse music repertoire by African-decent composers. The organization and its founder, Dr. Fred Onovwerosuoke, have had the honor of collaborating with the music team on actor Robert De Niro's film, The Good Shepherd (Universal, 2006) and in 2008 partnered with Oxford University Press to publish the series, Songs of Africa, a much sought choral music collection for performing groups and music educators across the US, Europe and beyond. However, its next major project, the Performing Arts Exchange will become a legacy to the City of Saint Louis, and upon completion will be managed from right here at its Grand Center offices. We are very grateful for generous contributions from the Regional Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, the Trio Foundation, Boeing Corporation and other private donors, but we have a long way yet to reach our goal of $500,000. Please consider making a contribution today to help build the Performing Arts Exchange. Every donation goes a long way. THANK YOU.