Lost Boys of Sudan Center

Working with the Lost Boys of Sudan in Arizona: 2010-11

  • After two successful trips to Iraq in 2009 and 2010, Dr. Craig Woodson and music therapist Christine Stevens were invited to bring their drumming program to the Lost Boys of Sudan Center in Phoenix, AZ.
  • A second trip to the Center in 2011 continued the work of bringing Nuba, Dinka, and Nuer people together with drumming, music, and dance.
  • Funding for the project came from private donors.
A drum circle, showing Christine Stevens (turned away at right), at the Lost Boys Center in Phoenix, AZ.
One Lost Boy, Mike Chol Madut, a master Rebabba player, (a lyre from South Sudan) had his instrument stolen in a refugee camp many years ago in Ethiopia. Dr. Woodson made one for him and this enabled Mike to once again perform traditional music and songs.