The Washington D.C. group spreads the message at tonight's 15th anniversary party for A Cultural Exchange, which teaches urban kids about their heritage. To reach out to teens, the group mixes a repertoire of reggae, jazz, and spirituals with African and Caribbean dancing and drumming. But Maillard points out that the mission is spiritual, not political. "There's no one on this planet who's unworthy," she says. "Find a way to always give your best, and don't let anyone tell you who you are. Uplift yourself and your community, and move forward."
Sat., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.